So! This week I was *finally* able to visit the songwriter’s circle up in Carrboro, NC. It was well worth the trip!
Carrboro is 90 minutes from Fayetteville, and the songwriters usually meet up only 30 minutes after I get off work. This week, though, the stars aligned so that I was able to make it to most of the meeting. (It helps that I made the March work schedule, so I could give the stars a bit of a nudge.)
Everyone was full of ideas and constructive feedback.Being around people who are passionate about making music can be inspiring; when you get a room full of them, their passion is contagious. I’ve seriously missed that kind of environment. It’s a lot harder to come by in Fayetteville than in Pittsburgh.
I was content to sit and listen, since I’d dashed in a good 30 minutes late minus a keyboard. But the host, Michael, noticed me hiding in the back and invited me to play. I didn’t have anything new prepared, so I shared “Moonflower Lullaby” off of my album Indigo Shades. I might have mentioned Indigo Shades once or twice on this blog. 😉
One good tip: I learned that the songwriters circle is run by the NC Songwriter’s Co-op. The Co-op’s function seems similar to that of the Songwriter’s Circle back in Pittsburgh: networking, hosting special performances, helping members find gigs in the area, etc.
The area is a bit far for me, but I think I’m still going to join! They seem like a good group of people, and I hope I make it up to play with them more often.^_^