Join Renee Grant-Williams at the
July 11, 2010.
What makes the REO Songwriters retreat different from any other songwriting camp? Start with an incredible setting right on the edge of a beautiful jade-green river canyon. Add rushing rapids, snow-capped mountains, wildflowers and wilderness. Then add four of the best songwriting mentors on the planet; a low instructor-to-student ratio to enhance the intimacy and one-on-one time with our instructors and other songwriters; a private critique session with your choice of instructor/mentor; daily social hour, open-mic and co-writing sessions. Finally, choose an optional whitewater rafting (exciting) or scenic float rafting (relaxing) adventure on the Nahatlatch or Fraser Rivers. Join songwriters from around the world for a truly amazing week! Only
Renee will be joining:
Pat Pattison: Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Pat developed the first Songwriting Major in the USA. He has published three best-selling books on songwriting including Writing
Better Lyrics (Writers Digest, 1995). Pat has hosted nine Songwriters
Retreats at REO since 1997. Pat teaches across the North America, Australia and New Zealand and is involved with TAXI, NSAI, SAC and many other songwriting association
Bonnie Hayes: A Grammy-nominated songwriter with huge international hits including Have a Heart and Love Letter, which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning CD Nick of Time. Writing for artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Robert Cray, Adam Ant, David Crosby, Booker T and the MG's, and Cher, Bonnie has continued to craft songs one critic described as "sparkling clockwork mechanisms with a tendency to do the unexpected." Plus, Bonnie has toured as a keyboardist/backing vocalist with such arena acts as Belinda Carlisle and Billy Idol.
Mark Simos: Acclaimed "neo-traditionalist" songwriter Mark Simos brings a deep grounding inAmerican roots music - old time, bluegrass, Celtic - to his work. His signature style, combining finely crafted lyrics with surprising turns of melody and modal harmonies, has yielded four songs recorded by Alison Krauss and Union Station, and 100+ cuts overall with artists including Del McCoury, the Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawsonand Laurie Lewis.
As a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music, Mark's teaching combines solid technical content with explorations and exercises developed at dozens of workshops, camps and clinics over the years. In his writing and teaching, he champions craft, diversity, versatility, risk-taking, and innovation through renewal of timeless forms. To sign-up or for more information go to REO Songwriters Retreat