JOIN US MAY 1-2 , 2021 FOR TWO DAYS OF SONGWRITING RETREAT. WHETHER YOU'RE NEW TO SONGWRITING OR A PRO IN NEED OF A GETAWAY AT THE LODGE, WE'RE HAPPY TO PROVIDE COVID SAFE ACTIVITIES AND LODGING. WE INVITE YOU TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR MUSIC.
Please join us for happy hour and dinner on Friday, Apr. 30, and we'll take it from there!
DESERT NIGHT ACOUSTIC MUSIC SONGWRITING RETREAT
at THE BLACK RANGE LODGE IN KINGSTON, NEW MEXICO
2021 Song Camp Faculty
Guitar, clawhammer banjo, vocals, tune-smithing
While on the faculty at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tom taught the acoustic Americana ensemble, songwriting seminar, folk guitar and banjo. He is also a landscape gardener. His background includes many years as a performing/recording musician and stage, film and TV actor and musician in a wide range of styles. Tom played with the Fast Peso String Band and is currently a member of the folk/Americana band Bootleg Prophets. His big secret is that he worked as a chimney sweep in the early ‘80’s! Tom shares folk music from around the world (especially old recordings) with listeners every Sunday morning on his show on KSFR FM, “Folk Remedy.”
Vocals, improvisation, arranging
Creating music has been a passion of Chris's since she crawled up on a piano bench and began picking out tunes as a toddler. Thanks to a solid music education, her work with collegiate vocal jazz ensembles at NMSU and UTEP, and her collaboration with Steve Smith, her tunes can be heard on six Hard Road band and Trio albums, and her solo project Rare Bird. A New Mexico Music Award winner, she also co-wrote a fully staged musical, We Are Enron, with Bradford Hodgson and Justin Raines. She credits Ann Baltz with turning her on to the power and magic of improvisation in the creative process.
guitar, mandolin, style and groove
Steve's instrumental tunes have found their way onto film and stage scores, radio and TV (Discovery, History and Weather channels). His tunes, instrumental and vocal, have received New Mexico Music Awards, and his 16 year collaboration with Chris Sanders has yielded songs that have been heard coast to coast. He has appeared on over 40 albums as performer and producer (The Hard Road Trio, Tim May, Jim Hurst, Tim O'Brien, Bill Evans, Alan Munde), and his passion for recording has resulted in The Cave, his full service recording studio in Las Cruces. www.desertnight.com
bass, lyric writing, media
Anne's formal education in songwriting started at South Plains College, and she continues to be a dedicated and prolific songwriter. Monticello, her first recording with The Hard Road Trio which included her original "Break Free", broke into the top 5 of the Cashbox Roots Chart. She also co-hosts the podcast "Break Free", an exploration of songwriting, recording and the creative process, with rocker Zak Sloan. Her music has also been nominated for New Mexico Music Awards. www.annelunamusic.com
JOIN US AT THE LODGE FOR DINNER AND HAPPY HOUR ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30
FOLLOWED BY TWO FULL DAYS OF MUSIC.
Each day starts with movement that helps to prime the pump and get us in a good space to explore new possibilities. Our faculty is excited to share our individual areas of interest and expertise in small group classes. Because this camp is limited to 15 participants, we look forward to working with you individually. If you’re interested in writing songs or already a songwriter, we offer instruction and inspiration.
DNA Song Camp is a great opportunity to have time and space to find inspiration. There’s a lot to be gained from a gathering of fellow creative artists, and as always, the care and feeding of the artist is our top priority along with COVID safe practices.
Fee for this session: $200 plus tax
Please call Catherine at the Black Range Lodge to arrange for lodging and meals. Camping spaces are available. (www.blackrangelodge.com, 575-895-5652 | 800-676-5622, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please contact Chris Sanders if you'd like more information: email@example.com or 575.571.5298.