Songwriters will gather for fest next month

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM.

The initial festival proved such a success that is has steadily grown, from a dozen artists the first year to nearly two-dozen this year. They will be performing at venues such as Sunset Coastal Grill, the Haughty Heron, Thirsty Goat, Toucan’s, Lookout Lounge, Provisions and Mango Marley’s.

As with each prior year, there will be a songwriters’ workshop on Saturday of the event at Dockside Café and the event will wrap up with hugely-popular Sunday afternoon jam session at the Indian Pass Raw Bar.

“We love doing the workshop,” Rambeaux said. “We get a lot of people, it is very informal, and there are some good people who come out because they love songwriting and love music. It is great and you can get some ideas.”

The beauty of it all for the public, the performances are all free beyond any door charge by the venue.

For the songwriters, the festival feed several appetites.

One is networking, Rambeaux said. A second is the chance to bounce ideas off on another and write some songs. Another is a chance to see a songwriter you may not have had a chance to see in the stratified world of Nashville, Rambeaux said.

And, finally, there is the joy of picking up the guitar and being that teenager longing to be a rock star again.



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