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Joe Newberry Songwriting Workshop

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Joe Newberry Songwriting Workshop

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The Workshop

Workshop $50/person (+3.74 processing fee)
(price includes 1 concert ticket per person)
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00am-3:00pm
(1 hour lunch break from 12-1pm)
Workshop will be held at the Quality Inn, Fredericksburg
2310 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

(Please bring your instrument. If you are bringing a keyboard, please email us at in advance so that we can arrange for access to power.)

Award-winning songwriter Joe Newberry will help you focus on making your good songs even better, or get you started if you only have a trunk full of ideas. The workshop will use examples of different types of songs - narrative, chorus / verse, free-form - with an eye and ear toward simplifying the words to uncover the heart of the song. Through word play and writing, writing, and more writing, the song in your head can become the song on your lips.

About Joe
Joe is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. Internationally known for his powerful banjo work, he is a prizewinning guitarist, fiddler, and singer as well. Joe's songwriting is characterized by the same clean, elegant style as his banjo playing.

Musicians in the folk and bluegrass world often record his songs. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song "Singing As We Rise," featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA "Gospel Recorded Performance" award. In 2013, Joe shared co-writing honors with Eric Gibson for the IBMA Song of the Year, “They Called It Music.” A frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Joe also performs in a duo with Mike Compton, and along with Mike plays with Bruce Molsky, and Rafe Stefanini as the Jumpsteady Boys.

The Concert
Introducing our Music & Spirits concert series at A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Experience music in a historic family-owned distillery in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
One Bowman Drive At Deep Run
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(Purchase Tickets for Concert Only 7:30pm, $15/$18)

The Quality Inn, Fredericksburg, has reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $64 under the group name “Music & Spirits Festival” for workshop participants and concert attendees who require lodging. Call 540-371-0330 to book directly.

Our Sponsor
This songwriting workshop is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor, The Quality Inn, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Have questions about Joe Newberry Songwriting Workshop? Contact Keep the Music Playing

When & Where

The Quality Inn, Fredericksburg
2310 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Keep the Music Playing

Keep the Music Playing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting the awareness, appreciation, and preservation of American music genres. Our mission is to present unique performances and classes that benefit our community, local and national artists and preserve our rich and diverse cultural heritage.

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