October 3rd - 7th 2022
Back by popular demand!
Song Travelers focuses on your personal writer’s voice and goals, so there will be something for all levels of writing experience and skill. You do not have to play an instrument to attend, and you do not have to have written a song, just a strong desire.
Our goal is to create an environment for you to find your inspiration, effectively put your ideas to music, refine your songwriting and co-writing skills, overcome what holds back your self-expression and leave with the ability to write better songs. Amazing things happen when we show up for ourselves.
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Eagle Point 470 Wapiti Lane North East, MD 21901
Elegantly appointed accommodations
Eagle Point, 470 Wapiti Lane North East, Maryland 21901
TUITION & BOOKING
All Meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners + snacks)
All Meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners + snacks)
Private room + $200
A deposit of $800 dollars due once your application has been accepted
Your remaining balance due no later than September 3rd, 2022
To make payment please call Wyatt at the number listed below.
All but $100 dollars refundable up to September 3rd, 2022
For Booking and Questions
Call 615-424-2050 or email us
Platinum Songwriter & Producer Wyatt Easterling has enjoyed a star-studded career working with a who's who list of top tier Nashville Country and Pop music artists over the years including Michael Johnson, Neal McCoy, and John Michael Montgomery, Keith Urban, Paul Thorn and more. He is currently focusing on his own touring and recording as well as new artist production and development. He founded Song Travelers Songwriting Retreat in 2016.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines of North Carolina and comes from a long line of musicians. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience. she has been called "a writer of the highest caliber" (All Scene Eye). Her soulful voice and unique classical guitar style caught the attention of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, which wrote: “the guitar-driven introspective folk of the 1970s is a touchstone, but so are blues and roots rock ’n’ roll." Dowd's upcoming album, "Beautiful Day" was Produced and engineered by Jason Richmond (Steep Canyon Rangers, Rising Appalachia, Dom Flemons) and recorded live at the Fidelitorium with a full band. The album will be released on April 23, 2021.
The New York Times calls Jess Klein “A songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity.” Over two decades and 11 albums, Klein has built a powerfully personal body of work that reflects an instinctive emotional insight, an organic sense of introspection and an unshakable social conscience. Her newest release, Back to My Green explores what it means to maintain hopefulness in America in 2019. It also reflects a bevy of changes in Klein’s personal life, including a new marriage to fellow songwriter Mike June and a cross-country move from the “Live Music Capital” of Austin, TX to rural North Carolina.
Back to My Green is a deeply felt set of original tunes that embodies the same intensity that made Klein’s prior releases so powerful, while adding a playful sensibility that reflects the inspiration of her new surroundings. Such new compositions as "In Dreams," "Tougher Than I Seem" and "Mammal" pulse with 60’s era MoTown grooves and Atlantic records-style orchestration while "Blair Mountain" and "New Thanksgiving Feast" (a tribute to Native American pipeline protestors) reflect Klein’s folk-rock roots. Co-produced by Klein and North Carolina native Mark Simonsen (The Old Ceremony, Weems/Gerrard Band, film scores: Elephant Sighs, Radiation Veterans and Rareified) and Engineer Thom Canova (Amy Ray, 4 Non-Blondes, Oranj Symphonette), these ten new tracks resonate with feeling, painting a dynamic backdrop for Klein’s singular mezzo-soprano and incisive lyrics.
At the end of the 8th grade as I cleared out my room to leave my prep-school for the summer break I found a discarded harmonica on my dorm floor. My mother reached sainthood in my eyes that day as I never stopped playing it on the long drive home. I’ve been playing harps ever since. Over the years my collection has grown to pretty much every key made for harmonicas.
I’ve been attuned to music all my life playing multiple instruments, and while I enjoy playing guitar, bouzouki, and mandolin the harmonica has been my signature instrument that has led to recording not only on my own albums, but on fellow artist recordings as well.
For this retreat I'll be providing an introduction into playing the harmonica, with a smattering of history, harmonica types, styles of playing, and other tidbits to help you better understand this versatile and handy instrument.
You'll need to bring your own harp in the key of G . You can find one on Amazon for less than $20
If you'd like more information on what to buy or what to expect from Todd you can reach Todd at: email@example.com
John Allen Frink
Guitarist and Folksinger:
Known for his unique guitar-playing style and fine baritone voice, John Allen Frink was raised in a family that listened to the music of Gene Autry and Scott Joplin on an old 78-rpm record player.
John’s father taught him to play the ukulele at age eight, and his passion for the acoustic guitar began with his 10th birthday, when he convinced his parents to buy him a $16.95 guitar he saw in the Sears Roebuck catalog. John's song list draws from the works of his musical heroes, including Etta Baker, Norman Blake, Elizabeth Cotten, Steve Gillette, Tony Rice, Bill Staines, and Doc Watson.
Based in Newark, Delaware, John has performed on radio and television, at coffeehouses, concerts, and festivals. He has opened for Len Chandler, Jim Croce, The Greenbriar Boys, and Bill Staines. He appears regularly with the Delaware-based acoustic groups Whirled Peas and Gunpowder Lane.
John has two CDs currently available, Bed of Roses and Cabin Fever.
"Wyatt took my song Lost Child and stripped it to the core by asking me critical questions. It was within 20 minutes he sculpted my lines and pointed out where the real message was hidden."
"One of the best experiences I’ve had since picking up the guitar was at the Song Travelers Retreat!! Learning to write a better song and making new friends that have the same interest as me has been life-changing. I never thought an old rodeo bronc rider like me would learn to write songs as I have from this retreat. After 20 years of rodeo riding (and I’m still shoeing horses at 71), I now get to sing some of my own songs at gigs on the weekends instead of all covers and having a blast doing it! Thanks, Song Travelers Retreat for an awesome experience!"
As a songwriter, I had never collaborated with other artists until I attended a songwriting retreat where Wyatt was an instructor. I was nervous, didn’t know a soul, and was not very confident in my writing or guitar playing skills. I walked into the retreat and the first thing I found myself doing was making guacamole with Wyatt! Eventually, I asked Wyatt to produce my first album and now I have a number of songs at country radio and a brand new cd just recorded coming out soon. If you ever thought you might like to write a song then don’t miss this opportunity
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For Booking and Questions Call 615-424-2050 or email us.