John McCutcheon's Songwriting Camp

Master Music Class in The Mountains!

August 8 - 12, 2021

Join Grammy-nominated folk musician and songwriter, John McCutcheon, for an intense, intimate songwriting Master Class at The Mountain. Join other songwriting lovers for this remarkable event at an even more remarkable place. In between sessions enjoy breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, healthy, delicious homemade food, and camaraderie.

In our registration system, select Other Retreats then select your John McCutcheon's Song Writing Camp Package. 

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About Songwriting Camp

Join Grammy-nominated folk musician and songwriter, John McCutcheon, for an intense, intimate songwriting Master Class at The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center. Join other songwriting lovers for this remarkable event at an even more remarkable place. In between sessions enjoy breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, healthy, delicious homemade food, and camaraderie.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL INCLUDE:

  • Four days of both the theoretical and hands-on practice of songwriting.

  • The first day will be an exploration of traditional music and forms: the most solid basis for creating songs & narratives that both move and last.

  • John’s “kamikaze” songwriting drill: how to write quickly and clearly for specific events and issues.

  • A survey of other writers and a deconstruction of their techniques: Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Melvina Reynolds, Jean Ritchie, Bruce Springsteen, Stan Rogers, and others.

  • A workshop on song presentation and performance.

  • One-on-one critiques and “wood-shedding” with John.

  • Open-mic/sing-arounds each evening.

  • Q&A sessions with John.

When

Registration

For further information or to Register for this event please contact John McCutcheon directly at:

 https://www.folkmusic.com/contact.html