Previous events

Songwriting Fools

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Starling Bar Sonoma, Highway 12 , Sonoma

Sonoma Valley songwriters in the round, featuring Adam Traum, Josh Yenne, Dave Hooper, Dale Henry Geist, and Randy Burrows. With audience participation! This is a FREE event.

For the past year, a group of songwriters has been getting together once a month to share their work with each other. This is your chance to get a peek at what they've been up to. Casual format in a friendly neighborhood bar.

Starling Bar Open Mic Featured Performer

Starling Bar Sonoma, Highway 12 , Sonoma

Starling Open Mics are always tons of fun, and as the featured performer, I'll be playing a 30-minute set. Expect all new tunes, since I've been on a writing tear

It's free, yall!

Peter Case Songwriting Workshop

Rockin' Heart Ranchito, 17115 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma, CA

Grammy nominee Peter Case is a songwriter's songwriter, with a decades-long legacy of sterling music from punk with The Nerves to power-pop with The Plimsouls to Americana-before-it-was-Americana as a solo artist. Case has been teaching songwriting for the past several years and we are fortunate indeed to host him in an intimate one-day workshop. Space is limited!

Price: $100. (Early-bird through 4/15: $75)

Send check to: Peter Case 5758 Geary Blvd. #365 San Francisco CA 94121

Drop-in Songwriting Class

Arlene Francis Center, 99 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

I'm hosting this monthly class, where experienced songwriters and enlightened amateurs demonstrate how to develop your songwriting skills.

Bring a song! We tell you what we like about it, and give you an opinion on how to improve. Compassionate and constructive. The prompt for this month is to write a song of beginnings.

Our guest instructor will be the uniquely talented Sage Fifield of The Easy Leaves.

Songwriters Sharing Circle

Arlene Francis Center, 99 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA

Come down to our next drop-in songwriting class. Your songwriting assignment for this month is to write a song of thanksgiving. What are you grateful for? What should you be grateful for? Should you be grateful? Why or why not? Or maybe your inspiration is something else entirely.

We'll have a guest instructor, TBD.


West Coast Songwriters Competition - Judge

Aqus Cafe, 189 H St., Petaluma, CA

Come check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters Association presents its monthly Songwriter Competition, where members get the chance to take the stage and perform their material before a live audience. Guest judges award a "Best Song" and "Best Performance." The most active songwriters' association in the United States, WCSA is dedicated to providing the environment, opportunities, and tools to nurture and promote songwriters; among the extraordinary singer-songwriters actively involved in the WCSA are Steve Seskin, Candy Cameron, John Lester, Michael McNevin, and Nyree.

Song Birds United

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Aqus Cafe, Petaluma

Join me for a very special evening with the wonderful singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anita Bear Sandwina (of Spark & Whisper).

Dale Henry Geist

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Barking Dog Roasters, Sonoma

I'll be playing solo acoustic, 90% originals. Damn right.