Craig Carothers even Cancelled for June !

Craig Carothers Pro SOngwriter Workshop Sat June 15 10AM - 1PM

Nashville Writer / Producer / Artist Craig Carothers will host a three-hour songwriting workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. 

As a touring musician and a regular at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Craig has shared a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, Patty Larkin, and Michael McDonald. 

He’s a songwriter’s songwriter, sharing co-writes with Bruce Hornsby, Don Schlitz, Maia Sharp, and Marty Stewart, to name a few. He’s had songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood; Kathy Mattea; Lorrie Morgan; Russell Hitchcock; Peter, Paul and Mary; and numerous European artists whose names are unspellable. 

As an adjunct professor, Craig shares his songwriting expertise at the University of Miami and through online and in-person songwriting workshops across the U.S. and Europe. 

Craig is also a producer, recording engineer, background singer, booking agent, graphic designer, photographer, Tex-Mex connoisseur, , and collector of exquisitely obsolete gadgets. A true Renaissance man.

Tickets are $20 for NSAI Members  $25 for non-members.

You can pay cash at the door , or prepay via paypal at this link.

Craig Carothers

Craig Carothers

April First 2019 SHowcase

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April 1 SHowcase at the Oyster Bar

3003 West Markham

3003 West Markham

The Oyster Bar at 3003 West Markham Little Rock , Ar 72205 will host our April 1  Monday  songwriter showcase  from 7-9:30 PM . Parking is behind the restaurant. NSAI will present 9 writers playing 3 songs each. We will have 3 sets of performers.  The Oyster Bar appreciates your patronage of their fine restaurant , food , wine and beer will be served before and during the showcase. 

Workshop location is Second Presbyterian CHurch 600 Pleasant Valley Drive Little Rock 72227

NSAI Regular SOngwriter WOrkshop in March - Saturday March 9th - from 10am - 1 pm

We had a great pro writer workshop in February with Max T Barnes. Max was very informative , and gave us a lot of helpful tips  regarding what works in today's market . One of his mantras was " uptempo positive love song , 3 minutes , make the singer the hero , have a catchy intro  , have a strong hook, add tension then resolve tension" . During the question & answer session, there were a lot of questions about pitching songs and finding leads on who is looking. To that end , Don Tucker will present a session on song pitching resources, , etiquette on pitching , and we will also discuss demos and share demo studio contact info. If you have any demo studios that you would recommend, feel free to share that info at the workshop.