Songwriting Workshop with Mary Bragg
Part of the 6th Annual
WOLFE ISLAND GARDEN PARTY
a celebration of Culture and Agriculture
June 8 – 18, 2023
Happening during the Saturday Market at Wolfe Island Commons
Heralded by Rolling Stone and NPR for her “gorgeously crafted and executed songs,” Mary Bragg joins us on Wolfe Island for a songwriters’ workshop on Saturday, June 10, following her Friday evening performance.
Discussing melodic construction, lyrical storytelling, and developing your own relationship with your work, Mary loves to be in conversation about songs. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter earned her Master of Arts in Songwriting and Production from the Berklee College of Music, and is an adjunct professor at BerkleeNYC, teaching The Craft of Songwriting.
With dozens of songs cut by folk and Americana artists, she’s also produced albums for Grace Pettis, Helena Hallberg, Jackson Emmer, and Natalie Price, among others, in addition to her own recent self-titled effort.
Praised by the World Café for her “refined, sumptuously melancholy take on Southern storytelling,” Bragg’s been exploring love and its complications for much of her career now, wrestling with longing, desire, heartbreak, and insecurity across a string of widely lauded albums. NPR dubbed her breakout 2017 release, Lucky Strike, one of the year’s best, while her 2019 follow-up, Violets as Camouflage, earned similar raves, with the Nashville Scene calling it “magnificent” and Rolling Stone hailing its mix of “classic country twang and “gentle chamber-pop.” Bragg toured the records extensively, playing headline and festival dates to ever-growing audiences across the US and Europe.
Presented by The Living Room Nomadic
The Living Room Nomadic is the newest iteration of the legendary NYC music venue, The Living Room. Opened in 1998, the club was located in NYC till 2015. Owner and Artistic director, Jennifer Gilson, hosted thousands of musicians at the Living Room including Canadian artists, Ron Sexsmith, The Be Good Tanyas, The Brad Roberts Show, Chris Brown & Kate Fenner, Po Girl, Kevin House and more.
Also gracing the stage at the venue were The Lumineers, Norah Jones, The Punch Brothers, Jason Isbell, Nickel Creek, Sean Lennon, The Head And The Heart, The Chapin Sisters, Chris Thile, Elle King, Glen Hansard and Bono, Lizzie Grant, Keane, KT Tunstall, Madeline Peyroux, Martha Wainwright, Regina Spector, Nick Lowe, Patty Griffin, The Wood Brothers, and many more. The Living Room Nomadic will continue to present shows in NYC and beyond!