August 2, 2016



Wow.  Only a month until Labor Day.  Hard to believe.  Time flies, eh?  Hope you’ve all had a great summer, and enjoy the rest of it while it lasts….and hopefully, that’ll be well into October.  Hope springs eternal….;)

Lots of songwriter-based stuff/festivals coming up….details below.  The Mackinac Island Songwriter’s Workshop is starting to fill up….and we have limited space, so if you’re interested, check out the website (link below) and sign up SOON.  It’s going to be our best year ever.  Great instructors, great stuff to be presented.

In the meantime, be safe out there, use your turn signal, be alert and wait until you get home (or pull over) to text or talk, as it seems most of us are NOT capable of doing those while driving an automobile.  I know I’m not.

Hope to see all of you soon!!




–Festival On The Bay/Songwriter Showcase (, August 20.  An assortment of local, talented performing songwriters on the Midway Stage from noon until 6 pm.  Admission is free.  The awesome lineup:  Kellerville, Charlie Reager, Jodi Lee Carroll, Nelson Olstrom, Lara Fulford and Adam Hoppe.  Come support your favorite local performing songwriters!!

–September Songfest/Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey) (, September 9.  A benefit for the MISW/Big Water Creative Arts, Inc., featuring some of our alumni from past workshops along with the Petoskey Montessori School kids singing songs of their own creation!  More info on the exact lineup coming soon.

–Wheatland Music Festival (,  September 11.  On stage at the Song Tent with Michelle Chenard.  Time slot (tentatively) 12:50-1:30 pm.  It’s a fantastic festival, all weekend long.  If you’ve never been, you really need to experience it.  There’ll also be a couple of our MISW alumni performing at Wheatland as well.  Check it out!

–Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop: (, October 13-16.  Our 3rd year, and we’ve already been getting registrations for the past couple months.  A wonderful bunch of workshops and instructors dedicated to helping you become a better and more effective songwriter.  Space is limited (we try to keep it small and intimate), so don’t wait until September to sign up!  Details on the website.


That’s it for now.  Everybody enjoy the sun and the warmth, drive safely, put on the sunblock, and here’s to a great summer!!!