Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

November 15, 16 & 17, 2019  •   Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, MN

FALL JAM Workshops

Verlon Thompson: Songwriting Workshop

All Day Thursday, November 14, Half Day Friday, November 15
Registration limited to 15 – REGISTER NOW

Verlon Thompson is a successful Nashville songwriter and long time friend, co-writer and bandmate of Guy Clark. You will find that not only is he an accomplished songwriter but he is an amazing guitarist with a gift for storytelling and a voice that just makes you want to hear more.  We are delighted to have an opportunity to offer this workshop to our community.

This hands-on workshop for songwriters is limited to 15 seats at Verlon’s request because he wanted to have plenty of one-on-one time to spend with each person attending. 

Writers of any and all skill levels will benefit from Verlon’s shared experience of 35 years as a professional songwriter. From concept (the “art”) to craft (the nuts and bolts construction), Verlon will guide the class in the writing and presentation of your song.

You’ll also learn tricks-of-the-trade for finding inspiration, letting a rhythm and groove guide you along, ways for your guitar to open up song ideas, and the importance of the presentation and performance of your creation.


More Workshops! (Details TBA)

Graham Sones: Pete Wernick Method”
  • Jamming workshop for all instruments and all levels
Marty Marrone: Stagecraft - Going Beyond Playing the Song and Actually Putting on a Show

Doug Lohman, Armadillo Sound: What to Do When You Can’t Hire a Soundperson
  • Doug will demystify the language of sound reinforcement and give you the confidence to mix your own band like a pro.
Jeff Woods: Bluegrass Guitar
  • Open to all levels and you will come away from this one fired up to hit the woodshed and apply what you learn.
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