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Songwriting Masterclass with Louise Goffin

  • 06/20/2020
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • ONLINE. Not a member? That’s cool, we still need your name and email to send you the zoom meeting info. All times listed are EST.


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Masterclass Course Description:

100% of all event money will be split between Color of Change and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. 

Louise Goffin has had a multi-faceted career. Inspired by her parents Carole King and Gerry Goffin's creative passion, Louise possesses an entrepreneurial spirit that's led her to success beyond the stage and recording studio as a mentor to up-and-coming songwriters. She has curated pop-up events around the world to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas between experienced songwriters as well as disarm and inspire those who feel blocked by all the rules they give themselves. She believes that the artist creates their reality through their work, rather than merely reacting to it. Louise's workshops focus on both the practical and spiritual side of creativity in the hopes that her students can feel empowered to take the reins on their own careers.

Short bio for Louise Goffin:

Louise Goffin is a songwriter, musician, and producer with a rich, multi-decade career, spanning 10 solo albums as both a major-label act and her current status as an independent, business-savvy creator both on and off stage. Goffin became a dedicated musician at an early age, opening for Jackson Browne at the world-famous Troubadour when she was 17 and releasing her debut, Kid Blue, as a teenager. She has since performed with some of music’s biggest names; a personal highlight was playing lead guitar and singing harmony on tour with Tears For Fears. She also is a trained producer - recently a graduate of a six-month course at Nashville’s Blackbird Academy - who produced Carole King’s GRAMMY-nominated LP, A Holiday Carole. A natural historian who remains dedicated to exploring, preserving, and demystifying iconic songs, Goffin is behind the new Song Chronicles podcast, the successor to the acclaimed podcast she co-hosted with Paul Zollo, The Great Song Adventure. As the creative director of The Goffin & King Foundation, Goffin also works to preserve the legacy of her parents, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, through providing educational opportunities for songwriters, performers, and musicians. Goffin’s latest release, 2020’s Two Different Movies, is a cinematic record that finds its creator nodding to multiple influences: classic pop, rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, jazzy piano ballads, strutting glam, and the California folk-pop that's emanated from her Laurel Canyon stomping grounds for decades. The album cover is special, too: it is a hand-drawn portrait of Goffin by Joni Mitchell, which connects her inspired present with her equally inspiring past.

This class will be held from 7:30 to 9:00pm (EST) on Saturday, June 20 over Zoom as part of SAW’s 2020 Community Day. 

Not a SAW member? That's cool. We still need your name and email to send you the Zoom address later.

Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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