Mary Gauthier, Jim Lauderdale, Scott Miller, Matt Wertz and Drew Ramsey will conduct one-hour songwriting workshops followed by a songwriter-in-the-round style performance as a fundraiser for Historic Ramsey House on May 10.
The Swan Pond Songwriting Experience brings together four artists who represent some of the most-acclaimed singer-songwriters in the country. Gauthier has been praised by Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. Lauderdale has collaborated with everyone from Ralph Stanley to Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Miller, praised by Steve Earle, became a nationally-known talent during his days with Knoxville's the V-Roys before his successful solo career. Wertz is part of a non-country underground of singer-songwriters and Knoxville-born Ramsey has had his songs recorded by India.Arie, John Legend, Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph and the Family Band and has been a part of several Grammy wins and nominations.
Patrons at the event will participate is one-hour small-group workshops with each of the songwriters followed by a nighttime performance featuring all of the artists trading songs on stage.
Tickets for the event are very limited and cost $300 for the workshop and limited number of tickets will be made available for nighttime concert for non-workshop attendees at $20.
Both the workshops and the concert will take place at Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike. For more information or to sign up visit http://www.ramseyhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/song-writers-flier.pdf or call 865-546-0745.