Songwriter Summits

Original compositions on a global stage.

Each year, we highlight musicians we work with at international music festivals. Bringing together 6-10 artists from different backgrounds, genres and countries, we host our Songwriter Summits at one of various locations: intense, week-long songwriting camps where strangers come together to create new music.

These songs are created, recorded and performed to a global audience at international songwriting festivals.

Upcoming:

Folk Alliance International 2020

New Orleans, LA

In January 2020, The House of Songs will host its first Songwriter Summit of the new decade at our Bentonville, AR location. Musicians from Texas, Northwest Arkansas and the UK will live and work together for 5 days before heading to New Orleans for the 23rd Annual Folk Alliance International Conference from January 22-26. Follow our blog & newsletter for more details.

Upcoming:

AmericanaFest UK 2020

Hackney, London, United Kingdom

In January 2020, The House of Songs will travel with a few of our Songwriter Summit musicians (plus a few additions) to the 5th Annual AmericanaFestUK and UK Americana Music Awards in London from January 28-30. Follow our blog & newsletter for more details.

Recap:

AmericanaFest 2019

Nashville, TN

In September we hosted six Songwriters at The House of Songs in Bentonville AR, to co-write, perform and record new works and then traveled to The 2019 Americana Music Festival and Conference. 

The House of Songs brought six outstanding musicians and songwriters to Bentonville, AR for the 2019 Songwriter Summit with the goal to write, record, perform, and explore in preparation for their time at AmericanaFest in Nashville. The Artists consisted of Elles Bailey (UK), Dylan Earl (NWA), Jonathan Terrell (ATX), Jamie Freeman (UK), Brandy Zdan (CA), and Judy Blank (NE). 

The Americana Music Festival & Conference is a music festival and music industry conference that takes place every year (usually in September).

 

The first was held in 2000. It has since grown into a five-day multi-venue production. It is run by the Americana Music Association which is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to promote awareness, provide a forum, and advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre.

The group wrote 20 new Songs while at The House of Songs which were inspired by their shared stories of the road, the music industry, lost love and diversity and inclusion in the Country Music genre.

 

The House also invited local guest Songwriters, which included Dana LouiseCorey PostThe Allie Lauren Project, and Aaron Smith to co-write with the Artists during the Summit, which ended in beautiful creations and new friendships.   

On the Second day of the Summit the Artists took a visit to KNWA 'Good Day NWA' and KUAF Public Radio to perform, and then to Terra Studios to cowrite on their beautiful property.  

Once the songs were written and rehearsed, the Artists performed two Showcases for local audiences at Bike Rack Brewing in Bentonville,AR and at The Bearded Goat in Fayetteville, AR. The group then finished the week in the Ozarks by recording the twenty new works at Haxton Road Studios in Downtown Bentonville.

After the successful week in NWA, the Songwriters headed to Nashville, TN for The Americana Music Festival & Conference, to perform three Showcases packed with Americana Music lovers. 

Our first showcase for AmericanaFest was held at InDo Nashville, and was co-presented by The Texas Music Office. The Showcase featured Texas Songwriters Jaimee HarrisPeter MoreJane Ellen Bryant.