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Join the Words and Music Songwriter Woodshed, where you share a work in progress and get feedback from your peers.


The Words and Music Songwriter Showcase is a celebration of original music from Central New York and beyond, featuring established and emerging artists of all genres in an up-close-and-personal acoustic setting. Since its debut in January 2008, the series has featured such top talent as Rani Arbo, Peter Case, Joe Driscoll, Maura Kennedy, Mike Powell, John Cadley, Colin Aberdeen, Colleen Kattau, Dusty Pas’cal and Loren Barrigar, Ashley Cox, Bob Halligan Jr., Joe Crookston, Jamie Notarthomas, and Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin.


Coming Nov. 3: A free concert featuring CNY songwriters

Van Cleary-Hammarstedt ~ Dana “Short Order” Cooke

Ian Doherty ~ Gavan Duffy ~ Tom Fetterman

Priyantha Fernando ~ Dave Goldman ~ Joanne Perry

Wendy Ramsay ~ Reyna Stagnaro ~ Todd Storinge

with host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 pm

Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool, NY

Since 2008, Central New York musicians have gathered once a month for the Words and Music Songwriter Woodshed, in which they share new and in-progress songs with fellow songwriters and help each other improve the words and music. Hundreds of songs of all styles have been shared for the first time in this group, which now meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Liverpool Public Library. On Sunday, November 3, Woodshed participants will present their first-ever group concert of original songs, hosted by John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Sponsored by the Liverpool Public Library and the Folkus Project