Songwriting Mentor Sessions
Need some help nailing down the bridge to a song? Looking for constructive criticism on your lyrics? Book a one-on-one mentoring session with a seasoned local songwriter and get advice on any aspect of the songs you’re working on from someone who knows the ropes.
Study Rooms | Registration Required
Register for your 25-minute slot by calling 734.475.8732 x219
Annie Capps has earned sincere praise for her songwriter with multiple award nominations, accolades from Folk Radio, and as a 2-time finalist for the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition (2012 & 2010.) Her “style” never ceases to be a moving target as she continually evolves with surprising new influences and inspirations, always striving for true musical and songwriting maturity.
“Annie’s songs range from quirky to profound. Not only is she a masterful lyricist, but also a wonderful singer with a unique voice that delivers her stories in a seemingly effortless way…” – Elaine Mahon, Sandhill Stage (Gainesville, FL).
Dave Siglin of The Ark says “[She] writes complex winding melodies … sliding you into the middle of lives and situations that are always interesting and dotted with real insight.”
John Latini may have grown up in Queens, New York, but he’s as truly a son of Michigan as if he’d been issued a passport.
It’s not just that this singing, songwriting, guitar-slinging, uber-performing bluesman seems to be a perennial nominee for every Southeast Michigan music award; that he has won several awards including the Metro Detroit Songwriting Grand Prize (2004), and the Detroit Blues Challenge winner (2008 & 2009); or that he has received songwriting honors in North Carolina and Texas. It’s more that, whether he’s fronting his band the Flying Latini Brothers, working in duos with longtime sidekicks Whit Hill or Jamie-Sue Seal, or, most often, commanding the stage alone, John Latini personifies the best that the heartland, and especially Michigan’s righteous rock history, have to offer: an honest, straight-ahead, no-nonsense commitment to real songs about real people.
To read John’s full bio, click here.
Chelsea Paddock is a singer/songwriter living in Chelsea, MI. She has been playing guitar since she was 8 and studies with Scott Christopher at Buzztop Studios in Pinckney. Scott Christopher gave Chelsea her first experience performing in a band when she was 9. Over time she has grown to love crafting her own songs and sharing them with those around her. Chelsea enjoys playing at local open mics and played at the Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival this past summer . Chelsea will also be the opening act for this year’s Live Concert at Zou Zou’s Cafe featuring Freedy Johnston.