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Wednesday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Turning Writer’s Block Into A Stepping Stone

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Bring along that song you’ve been working on for the last seven years and our panel will give you creative tips on how to break through, finish it up and write a bunch more.  

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Laurie Lewis

A stirring vocalist, gifted songwriter, champion fiddler and topnotch bandleader, Laurie Lewis has won a Grammy for her contributions to True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, has twice been voted Female Vocalist of the Year and her rendition of “Who Will Watch The Home Place?” won Song of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Laurie’s songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea (Love Chooses You, The Wood... Read More →

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Lynda Dawson

Songwriter, Grandma Bea Music
Dawson has been described by PopMatters as writing "distinctive originals...with an ear for a catchy melody as well as interesting turns of phrase," and by Nashville Public Radio as a, "truly gifted songwriter who writes intelligently crafted lyrics married to unforgettable melodies." Her true-to-life songwriting is featured in her performances with the Lynda & Pattie duo and her family music project Little Root and were a mainstay of the... Read More →
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Graham Sharp

Graham is the banjo player and a singer with Steep Canyon Rangers. SCR won a Grammy Award for the album Nobody Knows You, for which Graham wrote the title track and six others. Several of his songs have reached the top of the bluegrass radio airplay and the Billboard charts. Graham is one of the leading examples of writers block in acoustic music and looks forward to this therapy session.
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Donna Ulisse

Four time nominee for IBMA Songwriter of the Year, Ulisse has had songs recorded by Claire Lynch, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Del McCoury Band (Grammy-winning album), Larry Stephenson Band, Volume Five, Nu-Blu, The Bankesters and more. She has nine acclaimed bluegrass albums and authored the book "The Songwriter In Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process". She tours with her band and teaches songwriting workshops across the country.


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