PART 1: CRAFTING THE COMMERCIAL COUNTRY SONG
Saturday, September 20 - 9am to Noon

By Steve Leslie (learn more)
​I'll show you how we go about it in Nashville, from song idea/title to "writing the record". Songwriting is a craft. There's not one way to do it, but the same few approaches seem to happen more often than not. I'll share with you what I've learned. There will be hands-on exercises and group breakout sessions utilizing these approaches. So come ready to work! Recommended materials: paper and pencil (or laptop), rhyming dictionary (or app)

WORKSHOP INFO...
All Workshops held
​Saturday, September 20th
Mary C. O'Keefe Center of Arts and Education
1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
$35* for entire workshop package
​*Part 2 is a FREE event - reservation is recommended 

AN OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED EVENT BY THE MS SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE

PART 2: L R BAGGS EQUIPMENT SHOWCASE
FREE PRESENTATION*
reservation recommended
Saturday, September 20 - Noon to 1pm
(immediately following Part 1 workshop)
By Ronnie Davis and Darwin Nelson
Ronnie is known for his guitar work from the Coast to Nashville, and has had songs recorded by Brandon Jane (Cold Water Jane), Debutante, and David Huff to name a few. Darwin is one half of the very popular group Double Dee, well known from Ocean Springs to Texas, to Nashville, he is also a member of the newly formed Magnolia County Band, with Dana Nelson, and Mailboat Recording artist Matt Hoggatt. L.R. Baggs is the leader in world class acoustic guitar amplification. This year's showcase will highlight L.R. Bagg's most popular pick-ups, and D.I. Boxes, as well as the new and highly acclaimed Lyric internal mic system. See how good your acoustic guitar can sound! (*This is a free event, but seating is limited. Reservation is recommended)

PART 3: BMI Workshop / Q&A 
Saturday, September 20 - 1pm til ?
FREE PRESENTATION*
reservation recommended
With David Preston, President of Writer Relations - BMI Nashville
​David assists songwriters and publishers in the administration of their musical works and signs new affiliates to the performing rights organization. lPreston is a native Nashvillian and graduated from Peabody Demonstration School of Nashville and attended Denver University. This is a unique opportunity to ask the expert!

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