(Thanks Wes Weddell for this guest post! See the full schedule of workshops and participatory jams at www.nwfolklife.org/festival.)
For the fifth consecutive year now, Folklife will offer the opportunity for anyone at the Festival to share an original song with listeners and fellow songwriters in the Emerald City Songwriter Circles. The circles have become a celebration of originality, creativity, and the regional songwriting scene.
The guidelines are simple:
-Anyone is welcome to join the circle and share an original song when it is his/her turn. Listeners welcome too!
-Choose a song of 5 minutes or less to share.
-Please listen actively and avoid playing along unless you are specifically asked by the song-sharer.
Come by the Shaw Room Saturday or Sunday (5:00-7:00pm) to contribute a song or join in the listening. Hosts Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Steve Wacker, Carolyn Cruso, and Mark Iler, and Joy Mills will be on-hand to offer gentle guidance if necessary. Hope to see you there!
Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)
Seattle singer/songwriter Wes Weddell has released five CDs over the past decade, his latest a collection of demos from his involvement with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle (with whom he will also be performing at the festival). He founded and runs Puget’s Sound Productions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating community live-music spaces.