Looking to get better at playing your banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle or guitar? Well you're in luck we are going to have musicians from the 2018 Steamboat bands teaching FREE workshops at this year's festival!
Steamboat Stringband Jamboree Workshops
Friday June 15th 12-1:30
Erinn Peet-Lukes, Thunder and Rain
Ian Haegele, Thunder and Rain
Chris Herbst, Thunder and Rain
Dylan McCarthy, Thunder and Rain
Tye Menser, Oly Mountain Boys
Songwriting Tips and Tools of the Trade
In this workshop we will talk about ways to clearly and cleverly convey your ideas in song through the use of object writing, metaphor exercises, interesting verbs, and combining melody and lyrical phrasing. We will look at 1 or 2 examples of great songs and what makes them relatable to the listener. You'll be encouraged to start thinking of your own song by the end! Guaranteed to be a fun circle of sharing ideas and a judgement free zone. So join in! All ages. You don't have to play an instrument.
Ky Burt has been writing songs since his teenage years. It started when his sister left her beater guitar at his childhood house when she went away for college. A singer and guitar/banjo player, Ky has combined his passion for playing with his unique voice in songwriting. He has taught songwriting at a number of camps/festivals and has toured the western United States regularly for the past four years . His debut full-length solo album with producer Tyler Fortier of Eugene, OR, is due out this Fall 2018.