I will greet you at the door, offer you some water, coffee, or tea and we will begin working on a song you are wrestling with. I will guide you on how to make it better. I will do my best as a professional to leave you knowing how to improve both your song and your craft. And if you’d like to ask me to tell you some stories about the many musicians and singers I have written for and worked with, then that is one of my favorite things to do. I tell some of those stories at my shows. I am also here to answer any questions you might have about how the music business has changed in the last few years and give you any guidance on how to best navigate through that. If you’d like me to play a song for you to demonstrate a point, I’ll be happy to. And I like to give away some of my own cds to people that visit me here, as a parting gift, that is, if they still own a CD player.
I have written songs for Johnny Cash (title cut to his Grammy winning album, Unchained). Had songs on 9 Trisha Yearwood cds, including a #1, The Woman Before Me” on her debut album. I’ve written for Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Bette Miller, Jennifer Warnes, Mary Black, and more. I have performed with Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson... I lived most of my life in CA until moving here 4 years ago. Originally from Bar Harbor, Maine, I was discovered at 18, by Clarence Clemons (saxman for Springsteen) and moved to CA.
My musical experience. And a sense of fun and adventure.
The experience is interacting with me here at my house. Whether it is with your music or lyrics (I have guitars and a grand piano) or just a visit about some of your musical heroes I have written for and/or performed with. What audiences are like in Europe as opposed to here. Really, anything music related that I can answer for you. I do workshops and lectures all over the world on every aspect of songwriting and performing. And I love doing it.
18歳以上の方2名まで参加できます。 No music business experience is required. Just a genuine interest in taking your work to the next level in a safe environment.
I love doing this work and meeting people and my house is a 1910 Victorian. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the time and space here. If you’d like to look me up, my website is judejohnstone.com.