In-person meetings are usually the Second Sunday of the month from 5pm to 7:30pm (or Third Sunday if there's a conflict with a national holiday). Please confirm by checking our Facebook page or emailing Jodi John Pippin @ email@example.com. Each participant is invited to share an new song for feedback. Limited to 8 song-sharing participants. You are welcome to attend and observe without sharing a song. Address will be emailed to registrants prior to meeting date. Register here.
Online meetings are weekly on Thursdays at 8pm. Virtual doors open at 7:45pm. Each participant is invited to share an new song for feedback. You are welcome to attend and observe without sharing a song. Email Matthew Broady at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Click here for Zoom link.
Monthly meeting schedule
April 10, 2022 | Location: TBD
March 13, 2022 | Location: Pillmore Residence
October 10, 2021 | Location: Pippin Residence
September 12, 2021 | Location: Pippin Residence
August 8, 2021 | Location: Pippin Residence
July 11, 2021 | Location: Pippin Residence
June 24, 2021 | Location: Pippin Residence
March 28, 2021 | Location: Zoom
February 21 and 23, 2021 | Location: Zoom
January 24 and 26, 2021 | Location: Zoom
November 8, 2020 | Location: Zoom Meeting Prompt: Three childhood memories.
September 24, 2020 | Location: Zoom
March 29, 2020 | Location: Zoom Meeting Prompt: La La La
February 23, 2020 | Location: Pippin Residence Meeting Prompt: A departure.
January 26, 2020 | Location: Pippin Residence Meeting Prompt: The first mistake...
November 17, 2019 | Location: Wheelock Residence Prompt: A cornucopia of prompts
October 27, 2019 | Location: Betty's Joint Prompt: Write a waltz!
September 22, 2019 | Prompt: Here today, still here tomorrow
September 8, 2019 | Songwriting Roller Derby
June 30, 2019 | Prompt: Heroic Afternoon
June 27, 2019 | Songwriting Roller Derby-with Marika Straw, Dodd Ellsworth, Ben Mackel, Beth Lee
May 19, 2019 | Prompt: The power of rain.
March 31, 2019 | Meeting Prompt: Write lyrics first, then the music.
February 24, 2019 | Meeting Prompt: A love story that's not yours...
January 20, 2019 | Meeting Prompt: A new chapter.
November 13, 2018 | Songwriting Roller Derby-with Hannah Kaminer, Thomas Kozak, Ben Mackel, Matthew Broady
October 21, 2018 | Meeting Prompt: In with the old, out with the new!
October 2, 2018 | Songwriting Roller Derby-with Beth Lee, Russ Wheelock, Matthew Broady and Ben Mackel
September 23, 2018 | Meeting Prompt: There is a subtle magnetism in nature.
August 21, 2018 | Inaugural Songwriting Roller Derby-with Ben Mackel, David Wilcox, Jodi John Pippin
August 19, 2018 | Meeting Prompt: Tell the person you are in love with they have until end of song to say I love you
July 10, 2018 | Additional meeting
July 8, 2018 | Meeting Prompt: An ancient statue...
May 30, 2018 | 4-6:30pm Habitat Tavern & Commons 174 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801
April 15, 2018 | Meeting Prompt: Write a song using the "Rule of Two's."
February 2018 | Meeting Prompt: A happy song.
January 2018 | Meeting Prompt: No prompt given.
November 2017 | Meeting Prompt: The anticipation of something that is bound to happen.
October 2017 | Meeting Prompt: Two steps forward, one step back.
September 2017 | Meeting Prompt: Keep it simple. Write a song and then edit out half of the lyrics.
August 2017 | Meeting Prompt: No prompt given.
July 2017 | Meeting Prompt: Write a song inspired by the concept of "The Wheel."
March 2017 | Meeting Prompt: Write a song in which the bridge sounds very different from the rest of the song...yet somehow seems to fit beautifully (example would be Steve Earle's City of Immigrants.
January 2017 | Meeting Prompt: "What the neighbors did..." or use wildfires as a metaphor for life.
November 2016 | Meeting Prompt: No prompt given.
October 2016 | Meeting Prompt: Write a song that strays from the typical verse/chorus structure. One example would be "Bohemian Rhapsody."
September 2016 | Meeting Prompt: Write a song using a time structure other than 4:4 OR write a song about bravery.
August 2016 | Meeting Prompt: Incorporate a short sample from a long-standing song into your new song.
July 2016 | Meeting Prompt: Write a song about "home" without using the word "home" in the song.
June 2016 | Meeting Prompt: No prompt given.
May 8, 2016 | First Meeting
May 11, 2021 | Nancy Beaudette Online Workshop: Building Community as a Songwriter
January 25, 2020 | The Don Juans Workshop: Professional Song Critique Session-with Jon Vezner and Don Henry
February 1, 2019 | The Don Juans Workshop: Professional Song Critique Session-with Jon Vezner and Don Henry
October 7, 2018 | Vicki Genfan Workshop: Intro to Percussive Guitar Techniques
September 8, 2018 | Jim Avett: Songwriting & Guitar Techniques
March 2018 | Scott Ainslie: Blues Singing Techniques for Non-Blues Singers | Sponsored by Taco Temple
August 28, 2021 | House Concert w/The Resonant Rogues | 4p Doors 5p Show | Pippin Residence
July 31, 2021 | House Concert w/David Childers + the Serpents | 6p Doors 7p Show | Pippin Residence
January 24, 2020 | House Concert w/The DonJuans | 6p Doors 7p Show | Pippin Residence
August 9, 2019 | House Concert with David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beach
December 2, 2018 | Decembersongs House Concert-with Amy Speace, Rod Picott, Doug and Telisha Williams
August 4, 2019 | Post-Swannanoa Gathering Swim & Song Circle- Prompt: Window to the World
December 15, 2019 | 3rd Annual Winter Round Robin Location: Haiku I Do
December 16, 2018 | Second Annual Winter Round Robin Songwriter's Social
December 2017 | Annual Winter Round Robin Showcase
May 2017 | One Year Celebration!
February 2017 | Guest Spotlight: Michael Selverne of Asheville Music Professionals
April 2016 | Guest Spolight: Gar Ragland of NewSong Music