Festival-goers will undoubtedly be the first to hear new and unedited material, to witness the dawn of transformative collaborations between creators, be the first audience in the world to give feedback on the songs born from this creative journey happening right here in South Louisiana. On six stages at two venues.
BMG EVP of Music Publishing Catalogs David Hirshland, New Orleans attorney Dino Gankendorff of Provosty & Gankendorff and Artist/Songwriter CC Adcock will go through the process of protecting and exploiting your songs. The panel will cover Copyright basics, how your songs earn money, the various publishing deals available as well as updating the community with the latest legal and legislative developments that affect your income such as the current Music Modernization Act working its way through the U.S. Congress.
Peter Bradley, Jr. and Stephen Easley of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, Lacey McRight Chataignier of the Louisiana Economic Development Commission and Tim Collins of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association will explain how their respective organizations support the songwriter, artist and other creative endeavors in their communities. Tim will also show off the nearly completed performing arts center – The Buddy Holly Hall, the pride of Lubbock.
SOLO is proud to be working with the David Egan Dreamer Fund to host the SOLO Dreamer Brunch on Sunday, May 27th at Warehouse 535. Various artists will be present to honor the late musician and all profits will be donated to the fund.
Artists performing include: Dylan LeBlanc, Kevin Gordon, CC Adcock, MJ Nunez, Kristin Diable, Christiaan Mader, Zachary Richard, Julie Williams, Roger Kash, Caleb Elliot, Rex Moroux and many more!
World Premiere of SOLO-created Songs
An exclusive and intimate peek into the world of the writers and their SOLO journey.
This world premiere event will be set in the intimate Lafayette First United Methodist Church enhancing this unique and never-been-seen experience for the audience. Ticket holders will witness, first-hand, the fruit of the SOLO workshop's work and offer the audience an inside perspective of the musical creation process, and an opportunity to connect with the “behind the scenes” aspects of songwriting. This showcase of SOLO 2018 creations, the workshop itself and festival are presented in part by the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and CREATE.
Jelly Toast (Tif Lamson and Julie Odell)
presented by CC Adcock
This radical show will feature seven vastly different, headline, genre defining artists, all who live and work in South Louisiana, and have each carved out their own incredibly unique career trajectories on the strength of their indelible original songs. From maverick multi-platinum indie-folk icon Ani DiFranco to Zydeco Kingpin Keith Frank, these great artists share one thing in common: their ability to draw and touch audiences with the power of their original material.
Gauthier, described by NPR music as a Louisiana orphan addict chef turned sober troubadour, is the co-curator of the workshop, an award-winning country songwriter and one of the creative forces of the Songwriting with : Soldiersprogram. Austin-based artist Rhodes’ career has spanned three decades and touched not only songwriting but poetry, musicals, television, radio and most recently a “duet memoir” entitled Radio Dreams: The Story of the Outlaw DJ and the Cosmic Cowgirl,” that weaves her own poetic prose with wry and witty musings from her late soulmate, beloved radio personality Joe Gracey.