FEATURING STEVE EARLE AND SPECIAL GUESTS:
JACKIE GREENE AND DAR WILLIAMS!


THIS IS CAMP COPPERHEAD.

Four Days | Four Nights | Songwriting with Steve Earle

JUNE 26-30, 2017 | FULL MOON RESORT

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Camp Copperhead is an event for players writers and music-lovers of all levels. Immerse yourself in all things songwriting

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Learn about what makes a song important, Steve's insider perspective on how to tell your story

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Join the Camp Copperhead community! Find friends to make music with long after camp


A Message From Steve Earle

It’s Camp Copperhead, and it’s quickly become a tradition that I regularly look forward to. This is our fourth year, and we’ll once again be returning to Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY

Just to give you the lowdown, this is going to be a unique experience for me and you. It’s a moment where we can look at how songs are composed and constructed through the lens of my catalog, in particular. In the lectures and classes, we’re going to analyze a bunch of my songs. So, if something of mine has spoken to you, I’m honored to go deeper.

We try to do something a little different every time. Each day, I’ll be having breakfast with you first. I welcome anybody and everybody to come up to me and chat. Then, we’ll do our master classes before lunch. After lunch, you’ll break off into groups. Again, you’ll have a choice to work with either a poet, prose writer, or guitar teacher.

     CAMP COPPERHEAD SCHEDULE &  ACTIVITIES


THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED
SPRING 2017!  

 

2016 SCHEDULE BELOW

MONDAY

● 3:00 ­ 5:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Check ­In

● 5:00 ­ 6:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Meet and Greet on the Front Lawn

● 6:00 ­ 7:30 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Dinner and Open Mic Sign­ Up in the Tent

● 8:00 ­ 8:45 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Q&A with Steve in the Barn

● 9:00 ­ LATE ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Open Mic in the Roadhouse
 

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

● 8:00 ­ 9:30 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ BREAKFAST IN TENT

● 10:00 ­ 12:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Morning Master Class w/Steve Earle In the Barn

● 12:30 ­ 2:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Lunch in the Tent

● 2:10 ­ 3:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Afternoon Master Class with Steve Earle In the Barn

·  3:00-6:00: Breakout Sessions

○      3:00-3:45 - Breakout Session A

•       Groups 1,2,3,4,5: Guest Instructor Workshop in the Barn

•       Groups 6-19: Lyrics as Poetry in the Cafe OR Writing Space in the Woodchip Tent

○      3:45-4:30 - Breakout Session B

•       Groups 6,7,8,9,10: Guest Instructor Workshop in the Barn

•       Groups 1-5 & 11-19: Lyrics as Poetry in the Cafe OR Writing Space in the Woodchip Tent

○      4:30-5:15 - Breakout Session C

•       Groups 11, 12,13,14, 15: Guest Instructor Workshop in the Barn

•       Groups 1-10 & 15-19: Lyrics as Poetry in the Cafe OR Writing Space in the Woodchip Tent

○      5:15-6:00 - Breakout Session D

•       Groups 16,17,18,19: Guest Instructor Workshop in the Barn

•       Groups 1-15: Lyrics as Poetry in the Cafe OR Writing Space in the Woodchip Tent

● 6:30 ­ 8:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Dinner in the Tent

● 8:30 ­ Late ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Open Mic In the Roadhouse

 

THURSDAY

● 8:00 ­ 9:30 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ BREAKFAST IN TENT

● 10:00 ­ 12:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Morning Master Class In the Barn

● 12:30 ­ 2:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Lunch in the Tent

● 2:10 ­ 3:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Afternoon Master Class In the Barn

●      Breakout Sessions

○      Breakout Session A (3:00 ­ 3:45)

○      Breakout Session B (3:45 ­ 4:30)

○      Breakout Session C (4:30 ­ 5:15)

○      Breakout Session D (5:15­ 6:00)

● 6:30 ­ 8:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Dinner in the Tent

● 8:30 ­ 9:30 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Steve Earle Concert in the Roadhouse

● 9:45 ­ LATE ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Open Mic in Roadhouse

FRIDAY

● 8:00 ­ 10:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ BREAKFAST IN TENT

● 10:45 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Shuttle Departs for Big Indian Bus Stop

      ●  11:00 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Checkout at Front Desk. Please return your keys!

MASTER CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

History and Craft

Not everybody writes a song like Steve Earle writes a song. There is a strong tradition behind his particular brand of songwriting. It crosses genres, from folk to blues to rock and roll. It knows who its troubadours are, from Bob Dylan to Guy Clark to Townes Van Zandt. Steve will be talking about the rich history of his craft.

 

 

Co­writing is its own distinct practice, an important tool in a songwriter’s skill­set. This lecture will take a look at how Steve and Shawn Colvin came together to create the collaborative works of art on their forthcoming co­written record.

Shakespeare and Songwriting’s Literary Backbone

These days, Steve gets hard core by going to the old school. Shakespeare. Iambic pentameter. The very roots of putting words together to tell stories. Poetry. How it works, what it does, what it can do, and how it informs his writing. That heartbeat rhythm of a favorite song is the same metered thump of Henry V, or Hamlet, or any number of sonnets. In this lecture, Steve will get to the way back basics, and it will blow your mind.

A MAGICAL BLEND OF LODGING, MUSIC & NATURE

Full Moon Resort, located one half hour west of Woodstock, New York is a year-round mountain resort located in the heart of the "Forever Wild" Catskill Forest Preserve. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own. "Music and art in nature" is a central theme at Full Moon Resort. Music is always in the air with the Music Masters Camps offering special interactive experiences with world renowned artists.

Dining

Lovingly prepared, fresh, healthy cuisine served by a friendly, professional staff is the trademark of Full Moon CateringThe menus offer a full range of possibilities – hot buffet breakfasts and lunches, down-home country barbecues and formal gourmet dinners. Fresh, natural ingredients (often organic) are the common thread throughout.

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Accommodations

Accommodations are charming in their simplicity, with guest rooms available in a variety of lodges – some in a simple B&B style with shared hallway baths and others with a more traditional country inn style with private bath.

Wi-Fi, cable television and complimentary phone service are all available at the Inn (please bring a phone card for international calls). Please Note: Cell phone reception is not reliable at Full Moon Resort or in Big Indian.