DESERT NIGHT ACOUSTIC MUSIC SONGWRITER CAMP 

JOIN US AT THE SONGWRITER SESSION!

MAY 2-5, 2019 at THE BLACK RANGE LODGE IN KINGSTON, NEW MEXICO 

2019 Songwriter Camp Faculty

Tom Adler

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.”

Chris Sanders

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. 

Steve Smith

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

Anne Luna

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 

Jody Healy

Communication Resouces

Jody brings her experience in Neuro-linguistic Programing and 8 1/2 years as Assistant Executive Director of the Management Communications Department at Stanford Graduate School of Business to her work with artists. She has decades of experience as a songwriter; her album Still Time was released in 2018 and her songs have been covered on several recording projects.                   www.jodyhealymusic.com

JOIN US AT THE LODGE FOR DINNER AND A SONG CIRCLE, THURSDAY, MAY 2ND FOLLOWED BY THREE FULL DAYS OF ACTIVITIES FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. 

Each day starts with movement and music 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 - 20 participants, we look forward to working with you individually. If you’re interested in writing songs or already a songwriter, we’ll offer beginning and advanced tracks this year. 

The DNA Songwriter Session is a great opportunity to have time, instruction and inspiration for your writing. There’s a lot to be gained from a gathering of fellow creative artists, and as always, the care and feeding of the musician is our top priority. 

Fee for this session:  $300 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, cat@blackrangelodge.com) 

Please contact Chris Sanders if you'd like more information: chrisclarksanders@gmail.com or 575.571.5298.

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