Songwriting with Ryan Joseph Anderson (February 20 - March 19)
** Payment can be made here online (with 3% processing fee) or avoid the fee by paying with cash or check on the first day of class.
We’re so excited to bring you Songwriting with Ryan Joseph Anderson! Classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 6-7pm, starting February 20, and will run for 5 sessions through March 19. The cost will be $125, and payment can be made here online (with 3% processing fee) or with a check on the first day of class.
Workshop the basics of lyric writing and song form while developing strong writing habits and a unique style and voice. We’ll discuss lyrical forms, techniques, and writing approaches as we explore song forms including story songs, love songs, protest songs, murder ballads, and more. We'll also examine the works and writing processes of several great songwriters to see how their habits can help inform our own. All skill levels welcome.
Ryan Joseph Anderson Bio:
Ryan Joseph Anderson’s solo career began in April 2014 with the release of his debut album, The Weaver’s Broom. The album, engineered and co-produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hooray for the Riff Raff), was hailed as one of the best Americana records of the year. Songs from The Weaver’s Broom made "best of" lists for Daytrotter and Songpickr and were featured in Paste and Magnet. American Songwriter said that Anderson "evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits." Before going solo, Anderson was known as the bandleader and songwriter for the beloved Chicago roots outfit Go Long Mule, as a guitar slinger for garage-rockers Rambos, and as a producer, sessions man and sideman for numerous artists. His influences range from country blues to psychedelic rock and are on prominent display in his masterful guitar playing and songwriting. Anderson’s sophomore release, City of Vines was released in the summer of 2017 to critical acclaim. He toured extensively in support of the record and has shared the stage with such acts as Robert Earl Keene, Honey Honey, Robbie Fulks, Charlie Parr, and Amy Helm.