This is the coolest thing I’ve heard about in a while!
The first annual Radney Foster Songwriting Revival will take place in Nashville, TN September 25-27. This immersive experience in the art of songwriting will include intimate guidance from Foster and guest writers, with hands on sessions designed to improve songcraft, sharpen skills and kick start creativity.
“I’m hoping to help with more than the craft of how to write a song,” says Foster. “Many who are coming can already do that. What I want to do is encourage them to dig deep in their soul, and tell their truth.”
“The other part of the equation is the business of music – how to gain access, the necessity of DIY right now, how to get heard. I hope to share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.”
Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He’s written and produced songs for and with Guy Clark, Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban (“Raining on Sunday,” “I’m In,”), Sara Evans (“Real Fine Place,” “Revival”) and the Dixie Chicks (“Godspeed”).
The Songwriting Revival will kick off with a private concert at the Sirius/XM Theater in downtown Nashville, where Radney will illustrate his story through song. Daily sessions will take place at the SAE Institute Campus, located on Music Row.
Throughout his 30 year career, Foster has continuously stretched the boundaries. “I strive to challenge myself as a writer, a musician and a singer everyday. That’s the reason I’m so excited about this workshop. I want the experience to be hands on. There will be lectures and question periods, but attendees will also spend time co-writing, building relationships and learning the ins and outs of the trade of songwriting.”
A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information and to register: http://radneyfoster.com/songwriting-revival/