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Erickson Center for the Arts announces Songwriters Weekend.
The Erickson Center for the Arts presents their 7th Annual Above the Bridge Songwriter’s Weekend June 26 – June 29, 2014 at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and the Erickson Center in Curtis, Michigan.
The Above the Bridge Songwriter’s Weekend was founded in 2008 by Steve and Rachel Wood in conjunction with the Erickson Center for the Arts. The Above the Bridge Songwriter’s Weekend is an all inclusive weekend workshop with award winning musicians/songwriters. The skilled and experienced staff includes returning staff members John Latini, Annie & Rod Capps and Jamie-Sue Seal, along with 1st time staffer David Rossiter. This weekend is being offered to songwriters, musicians and music lovers alike. A weekend packed full of songwriting, open-stage time, musical workshops, critique sessions, 1 on 1 sessions and performances by award winning artists; plus, great food, a cozy atmosphere, good times and wonderful people!
The public is welcome to come and listen to participants of the Above the Bridge on Thursday and Friday evenings, June 26 & 27, at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn. On Saturday night, June 28, the public is invited to the Erickson Center in Curtis, where the Above the Bridge staff will perform in concert.
Annie and Rod Capps – www.annieandrodcapps.com
Annie and Rod have done it all; from rock to musical theater. Drawing from a wide range of genres and influences, they create a unique folk/roots sound that reflects a deep and intuitive understanding of each other. They’ve earned high praise for their songwriting and musicianship with two chart-topping albums on the International Folk-DJ charts, multiple DMA nominations, and most recently, as a 2010 Kerrville New Folk Finalist.
John Latini – www.johnlatini.com
In addition to being a serious crafter of clever, literate songs, John Latini is the purveyor of a slick, blues-soaked, economically hard-driving guitar style – but more than anything he’s an intense, incandescent performer, with an emotional, testosterone-charged voice that the Ann Arbor Observer called “alternately celebratory, remorseful, seductive and dangerous.”
David Rossiter – www.hoodang.com
Over the past decade of intense songwriting and performing, David has garnered a reputation as an evocative storyteller of remarkable depth and range. As leader of Americana roots band Hoodang, David understands what it takes to write from the heart, truly inhabit a song and its characters, and then make that song come alive on stage.
Jamie-Sue Seal – www.smokinsleddogrecords.com
Jamie-Sue Seal is an established songwriter, artist agent, manager, concert promoter, label proprietress, networker extraordinaire and tireless all-around roots-music entrepreneur. A fervid supporter of musicians and the performing arts, Seal is the founder of Smokin’ Sleddog Records; a boutique independent record label, performing arts agency and marketing company.