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POSTPONED! Songwriting Through Cover Songs: A Workshop & Album Release Party

POSTPONED! Songwriting Through Cover Songs: A Workshop & Album Release Party

  • Americana
  • School of Music workshop
  • Singer/Songwriter

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL NOT BE RUNNING ON SAT. DEC. 7TH.

One of the best ways to learn about songwriting and improve your own is by studying the work of writers you admire. In this workshop, Rachel will walk you through her new EP of cover songs, The Things You Forgot (out December 6th), and explain the song selection process and her findings from this hands-on study. As a class you will dive deep and analyze a couple of songs from the album and discuss how those concepts can be incorporated in your own writing. Following the workshop portion, Rachel will perform all five of the songs from the album. Each attendee will receive a free copy of The Things You Forgot.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.

Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); 3 students are required for class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

Rachel Sumner

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

“Though Sumner has roots in both the bluegrass and classical worlds, this is true-blue singer-songwriter folk through and through, too: achingly clear, and wide open to the world, with twang and tenderness enough to carry us through the fire of an unusually difficult year on its own” – Cover Lay Down

Over the last decade, Rachel Sumner has gone from California to Boston; from classical flute to acoustic guitar; and now from bluegrass band co-founder/lead singer to solo singer-songwriter. Following two albums with Twisted Pine and two solo EPs, Rachel has spent the pandemic recording her first full-length album of originals.

Rachel Sumner, previously known as co-founder of Boston bluegrass band, Twisted Pine, has been creeping away from that genre, and from any one genre for that matter. She’s a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, flute, clarinet, + more) working on recording her first full length album, ‘Heartless Things,’ an album that hovers somewhere between chamber-pop, indie-folk, Americana, and the blues.

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