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In the mountains of Ashe County, NC, top-notch songwriters give 11 hours of instruction across various levels of songwriting. Add jams, a beautifully produced student showcase and evening concert with instructors to fill a weekend of songwriting inspiration and skill that will keep you writing. Instructors include Cathy Fink, Alice Gerrard, Sam Gleaves, Claire Lynch and Marcy Marxer.
The program is in honor of Ola Belle Reed, a NEA National Heritage Award winning songwriter and performer from Lansing, NC. Ola Belle played banjo and guitar and wrote songs that required an understanding of the musical traditions of Appalachia while embracing contemporary themes and issues. Her music garnered from country, bluegrass and folk fans. Del McCoury and Marty Stewart had hits with her songs, and literally hundreds of folk musicians have recorded them. The Dust-To-Digital label released a book and two-CD package about Ola Belle and her wide musical influence on others.
Workshop space is limited. $250.00 adults, $150 students. Tuition assistance and limited partial scholarships available. Contact the Ashe County Arts Council to reserve your space; credit cards are accepted.
TO PURCHASE WITH CREDIT CARD PLEASE CALL 336-846-2787 or use the online application below.
Applications may be mailed:
Ashe County Arts Council
303 School Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
For more information please call 336-846-2787.