Posted by lashibes on Dec 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Amy Speace Critique of Contest Winners
Amy Speace takes a look at several songs submitted for the American Songwriter Magazine songwriting contest. Songwriters were given the opportunity to have their song critiqued by a pro. Below is Amy...
Posted by lashibes on Nov 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Lori McKenna “The Bird & The Rifle”
Metaphors are one of the most difficult lyrical devices to use well in songwriting. There are a number of reasons, but the one that leads most often to failure is the key strength of a metaphor: it allows you to...
While I do have a corporate life, I've been involved in songwriting for a number of years. I'm a published poet and performed in the duo Amelia Earhart Returns back in the 90's in Knoxville Tennessee.
I've had the privilege of sitting in a church basement with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings talking about songwriting, sharing the stage with Caroline Aiken, Norman & Nancy Blake, The Nields, Guy & Evan Carawan, Tim & Molly O'Brien, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, while providing the occasional dinner and laundry services to Mindy Smith.
My musical roots are in England from brass band to an all women's orchestra, so I play a few instruments (six: but never all at once) and LOVE the craft of songwriting.