Songwriting at the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute

Songwriting at the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute

I’ve done a lot of things – writing, playing, performing, photography and on and on – but nothing I’ve ever done was harder than auditioning for acting roles. My respect for what actors go through is immense. Thanks to the National Theater Institute and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for having me in to talk songwriting, journaling and how to balance an often unbalanced life in the arts. I also got to stick around and watch a performance class with the brilliant Kelli O’Hara. The students, some of whom had never written a song before, came out of our workshop singing their own compositions for the first time. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have worked with...
Special Thanks: Steve Wariner

Special Thanks: Steve Wariner

Country Music Hall of Famer @stevewariner joined me at @CliveDavisInst at @nyuniversity to talk songwriting. What a semester it’s been. Special thanks to my guest speaker, Country Music Hall of Famer Steve Wariner, who talked about his own writing process, as well as his work with Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Dottie West, and so many great artists and writers. Toward the end of class, one of the students asked if he’d play a little, and he broke out “Tattoos of Life” and “Two Teardrops” solo. What a semester it’s been. Break out the violet cardigan sweaters: I am teaching songwriting at NYU’s Clive Davis School of the Recording Arts this fall. We’ve been focusing on the establishment of a personal songwriting voice, and oh, we’ve been writing. And...
Teaching Songwriting at Wesleyan, Spring 2014

Teaching Songwriting at Wesleyan, Spring 2014

Let’s do this: In addition to continuing on at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, I will be teaching songwriting at Wesleyan University for the Spring semester of 2014. The student applications have blown my mind, and I can’t wait to get to work. Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Special Thanks: Benny Blanco

Special Thanks: Benny Blanco

“The rule is: Make Noise.” Special thanks to my guest speaker, Benny Blanco, who took time out between writing sessions to talk to the students about his own trajectory, how he keeps his work fresh, and how he balances life in the process. Funny, irreverent and inspiring, he was a high point of the semester so far. Break out the violet cardigan sweaters: I am teaching songwriting at NYU’s Clive Davis School of the Recording Arts this fall. We’ve been focusing on the establishment of a personal songwriting voice, and oh, we’ve been writing. And writing. Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Mike Errico Guitar Lesson: My Technique on “1000 Miles”

Mike Errico Guitar Lesson: My Technique on “1000 Miles”

I do whatever I can to put a song across, even if it means making a band out of the acoustic guitar. You can see/hear “1000 Miles” live here: http://youtu.be/YfSoNEH6e9I or hear the studio version here: http://mikeerrico.bandcamp.com/track/1000-miles Enjoy, and see if it sparks something in your own playing. As always, the official site updates regularly with any news/changes: http://www.errico.com. More iTunes || Bandcamp || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Tumblr || Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
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