Here is your chance to peak into the mind of an extraordinary songwriter. Craig Carothers will focus on the writing process and how to elevate the quality of your songs—how to make them more professional and more marketable. He will be open to specific questions about songwriting while discussing subjects ranging from re-writing to dealing with writer's block to writing funny songs. He will also offer insight on making demos, indy CD production and preparing for Nashville. This class is an incredible opportunity for everyone from professional to beginner to become more effective and successful songwriters.
As a singer songwriter Craig Carothers has played nightclubs and concerts from Los Angeles to Stockholm for the last 20 years. Craig has shared the stage with more than 100 acts including: Mose Allison, Karla Bonnoff, Jonatha Brooke, Bruce Cockburn, Paula Cole, Ry Cooder, Catie Curtis, Crash Test Dummies, Donovan, Robben Ford, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Himmelman, John Hiatt, John Klemmer, Leo Kottke, Patty Larkin, Little Feat, Little River Band, Michael McDonald, Anne Murray, Danny O'Keefe, Leroy Parnell, Boz Skaggs, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Richard Thompson, Jethro Tull, Romeo Void, Loudon Wainright III, Tim Weisberg, and Warren Zevon.
Craig Received the Portland Music Association's Crystal Award for both "Best Folk Act" and "Best Single." Then in the fall of 1995 Craig signed a publishing contract with Nashville-based Crossfire Entertainment/Almo Irving Music about the same time MCA Country recording artist Trisha Yearwood recorded his song "Little Hercules". That same year Craig was a winner at the Napa Valley Music Festival's Emerging Songwriter Showcase, and the Austin Songwriters Contest. Since then Kathy Mattea and Lorrie Morgan have also recorded Craig's songs.
Also a little bit of a computer geek, Craig worked as computer and MIDI consultant for numerous recording studios and musical groups including: Atlantic Records' "Nu Shooz" and Epic Records' "Quarterflash." During that time Craig also gave performance/workshops about computers and music to more than 35,000 students in Oregon and SW Washington sponsored by "Young Audiences of Oregon."