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Writing Protest, Ballad, and Story Songs - A 4 Week Class with Jan Bell

Writing Protest, Ballad, and Story Songs - A 4 Week Class with Jan Bell
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
March 15, 22, 29, and April 5
This four session class will look specifically at the art of writing the protest song, the ballad, and the story/history song.
The main goal is to unlock your imagination, and help new song ideas find their way to the page; then on their way to the stage. Must be able to accompany your own singing on guitar, banjo, ukulele, fiddle or another stringed instrument.
About Jan Bell:
Band leader singer songwriter of The Maybelles, and Founder and Director of Brooklyn Americana Music Festival. Since 1999 Jan Bell has presented 5000+ live music events in NYC, including many vital fund raisers. A Yorkshire born multi - award winning singer songwriter with six critically acclaimed albums, including Independent Music Awards Best Alt. Country album, and nominee Best Concept Album.
A featured artist and Four star reviews in The Village Voice, The Sunday Times, Nashville Scene, New Orleans City Life, Americana UK, Maverick Magazine, fRoots, 3rd Coast, R2 Magazine, and more. Jan played 'The Real Deal' Songwriter' Masters Stage at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, NY. NYC highlights include putting melodies to found lyrics at The Woody Guthrie Archives, Joe's Pub, Highline Ballroom, River to River Festival and opening for Emmylou Harris, Odetta, Wanda Jackson, Ferron, and Steve Earle. Jan's last album 'Dream of the Miner's Child' was dedicated to her grnad father and featured special guests Alice Gerrard, Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton, Casey Neill, Megan Palmer, and The Carper Family.

"Being part of the Jan Bell's Songwriting Workshop truly helped me look at my approach to writing songs from a fresh perspective. It taught me new tactics for getting past mental and physical blocks in my writing process and provided me with a brand new arsenal of creative strategies for noticing things to write about. Though, perhaps the best part of the workshop was the atmosphere Jan created for the members of the class. It was a completely relaxed, fun, creative, and non-judgmental environment. It was as if someone turned on a new faucet in me that I didn't even know I had a handle for!" Rachel Lee Walsh.

: 125.00