From The Current: Listening for the Magic: How Peter Case crafted his classic “On the Way Downtown”
From The Current: From Spark To Finish: Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now"
Songwriter Peter Case has spent a lifetime walking downtowns. He’s no homebody, he’s a “hanger outer,” he laughs, man drawn to social fabrics like a butterfly to a net.
At some point in the mid 1990s it all began to hound him, nag at him. He needed to process an unfamiliar thought.
INTERVIEW Press, 88.7 KRVS Radio Acadie
The muse gave Mary Gauthier “Mercy Now.” But it took work for her to give it to the world.
“Mercy Now” was conceived in a hotel room in Canso, Nova Scotia, one of seven in the whole maritime village. Sitting alone on the side of her bed, Mary Gauthier thought about her dad, his failing mind and their tormented relationship. She was ready to make peace.
VIDEO Press, KATC TV 3: Lafayette prepares for first Songwriters Festival and Workshop
Interview with Kate Durio of the CREATE Lafayette Initiative and Mark Falgout of SOLO discussing South Louisiana's Songwriter's Festival and Workshop with Judith Meriwether of 88.7 KRVS.
PRESS RELEASE: South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop offers a series of snapshots in time; once-in-a-lifetime shows featuring acclaimed writers from near and far
While Festival International takes center stage in Lafayette, several musicians from around Acadiana and the U.S. are getting ready for a songwriters' workshop coming to the city next month.
Published April 26, 2018
Freetown is hosting a new festival focused on songs and their stories and you don’t want to miss it!
Head’s up FOMO sufferers: SOLO’s live performances will be unique, diverse and feature uncommon pairings of artists gathering in Lafayette’s Freetown for a week-long songwriting celebration from May 22 to 27th, 2018.
Press, KADN News 15: "Lafayette to host songwriter workshop, festival"
A unique event that combines the intimate, intensive, and creative songwriting process with a public-facing festival.
Press, KATC TV 3: "Songwriters Festival and Workshop planned for May"
The gathering is a collaboration between Lafayette’s CREATE initiative and the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. Lafayette was chosen for its rich culture, relaxed nature and abundance of musical talent. This combination produces an atmosphere that inspires creativity.
Press, The Daily Advertiser: "Songwriters Festival, workshop coming in May"
The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation will present the workshop. The Foundation presents similar annual workshops in the UK but this is the first one to be held in the US.
PRESS RELEASE: Lafayette to Host International Gathering of Songwriters for Week-long Creative Session Capped by Festival featuring Local, National and International Talent
Marc Broussard, Zachary Richard and Mary Gauthier are among the participants in the first South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop, set for May 22-27 in Lafayette.
Get ready to get the inside scoop on the stories behind the stories at the first annual South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop (SOLO) happening May 22nd to 27th, 2018 in Lafayette, LA. The new event combines a workshop portion that will bring together established and aspiring songwriters in a retreat-style atmosphere for four days of mentoring, creating and collaborating as well as a performance portion in the form of a weekend festival.