“I’m looking forward to the evening performances. The instructors will illustrate what we were talking about in class and we’re going to have a good time.”

Adventures In Song will be limited to just 75 registrants! During the days we will break out in to small, rotating groups with our distinguished instructors and during the evenings the entire group will be together for meals, concerts, open mics, etc.

Here are just some of the fun things and topics Rodney, Bernie, Benmont, Joe, Lisa, Don, Allen, and Brennan will be hitting while there!
Compositional Skill
Chord Structure
Narrative Construction
Avoiding Soft Rhymes
Self-Editing and Self-Criticism
Guitar Instruction
Finding and Improving your Singing Voice
Evening Concerts
Open Mics

Additionally, participants will be introduced to a songwriting tool that Guy Clark and Rodney Crowell used to test the lyrical strength of a new song. The “Eye to Eye” is an exercise in which, without the aid of an accompanying instrument, one songwriter looks directly into the eyes of the other and recites the words of a new song. If you make it through without averting your eyes, chances are you’ve got a good one and so much more!



Tour Dates
APR 27 • MerleFest • Wilkesboro, NC
APR 29 • Third Coast Music Festival • Galveston, TX
MAY 24 • The Queen – Downstairs • Wilmington, DE
MAY 25 • City Winery • Boston, MA
MAY 26 • The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor • Boothbay Harbor, ME
MAY 27 • Stone Mountain Arts Center • Brownfield, ME
JUN 8 • Memorial Hall • Cincinnati, OH
JUN 9 • The Paramount Center For The Arts • Bristol, TN
JUN 10 • Harvester Performance Center • Rocky Mount, VA
JUN 14 • The Franklin Theater • Franklin, TN
JUL 16 – 20 • Rodney Crowell’s Adventures in Song • Carmel, CA
JUL 27 • Southern Fried Festival • Perth, UK
AUG 25 • The Hamilton Live • Washington, DC
AUG 26 • Tin Pan • Richmond, VA
OCT 4 • Sutter Creek Theatre • Sutter Creek, CA
NOV 15 • McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts • Palm Desert, CA
NOV 18 • The Freemont Theater • San Luis Obispo, CAMore dates to come!

So many of us have enjoyed the success this year of the Legend himself John Prine, including this man who is another songwriting legend Mr. Rodney Crowell. He began writing in Nashville in 1972, and in 1975 Emmylou Harris recorded his song “Bluebird Wine” on her album called “Pieces Of The Sky”.

In 1977 he was playing with Harris band and began his side band The Cherry Bombs. In late 1978 he released his debut album “Ain’t Living Long Like This”, the very song that Waylon Jennings released as well. one of his first albums also had one of my favorite songs he did that Lee Ann Womack re made called “Ashes By Now”.

In the 1980’s he gathered huge commercial success from his song ‘Till I Gain Control Again”, which was recorded by many artists. That song was her first number one Country single, and also Miss Emmylou Harris recorded it in 1975.  In 2003 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and in 2007 was inducted into the Music City Walk Of Fame.


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