This Is Your Song and Yours Alone
- School of Music workshop
*THIS IS AN ONLINE WORKSHOP*
Have you ever workshopped a personal song of yours to make it more amenable to the masses, and yet what you really wanted to say got kinda lost somewhere? Well, here’s a chance with Vance (see what I did there?) to explore tools that’ll help you honor both your actual story and the *non-you* listener’s ears, and come up with a pretty splendid song. Or heck, use this as an opportunity to write a song that is just fine FOR YOU.
And yes. I said splendid.
Class size unlimited, but, as I may not get to listen to everyone, process and ideas will be the take-away for the day
This workshop will be held from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET on Saturday, Feb. 6th.
Please note: Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.
Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert’s approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert’s compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller’s craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children’s album. How rounded is that?