Song Travelers Writing retreat 2018

featuring Wyatt Easterling and Chuck McDowell

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Live Well Farm hosts Nashville multi-platinum songwriter Wyatt Easterling and Atlanta based Chuck McDowell of ESOEBO for a weekend retreat to hone your songwriting skills. Song Travelers Writing Retreat is appropriate for the beginner or accomplished writer because the emphasis is on the individual and their goals. Learn the complex skill of writing 'wide'; developing your songwriting craft to mold your song in a way that moves your work toward your goals. Writing 'deep' is then brought into the process wherein the artist  explores one’s own identity as a person and writer to give your message authenticity.

You do not have to play an instrument and you do not have to have written a song to attend on of our workshops. Registration is now open for this 18-21 October 2018 retreat through our Contact page; Subject line - SONGTRAVELERS.



Wyatt Easterling

A multi-platinum songwriter with cuts “Modern Day Drifter” Dierks Bentley; “Life’s So Funny” Joe Diffy, Neal McCoy, Billy Joe Royal, Paul Thorn, Wyatt Easterling with 30+ years music industry experience signed multi-platinum selling artists John Michael Montgomery, Tracey Lawrence, Neal McCoy, (Atlantic Records) and Keith Urban, Paul Thorn (Miles Copeland, Sting, The Police, IRS Records.)

Upon opening Bugle Publishing Group Wyatt and Miles launched “The Castle Songwriters Retreat,” giving Bugle’s Nashville writers the opportunity to collaborate with the many artists Easterling and Copeland came in contact with in Nashville, L.A., New York, and London. Held at Mile’s stunning château in the South of France, the event hosted luminaries including Carole King, Cher, Olivia Newton John, Beth Nelson Chapman, Ted Nugent, Stewart Copeland, Peter Frampton, Paul Young and Keith Urban to name a few. The event became known as “The Castle” and was a very coveted invitation among the world’s best-known artists.

Wyatt's 2017 release of Diving Rod (Phoenix Rising Records) made it to #5 of the Folk charts. 

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Chuck McDowell

Chuck McDowell is an award winning songwriter and entertainer with a reputation as a remarkably prolific songwriter in songwriting circles around the country. Clever and driven in his pursuit to write better songs, his focus and energy has gained attention from, and garnered co-writes with some of the most lauded songwriters & lyricists of our day.

A romantic, an innovator and a wildly creative personality, he first put together the eclectic ESOEBO (Eclectic Selections Of Everything But Opera), a guitar/cello duo with Gail Burnett that re-imagines and re-invents a wide variety of cover songs . Gwinnett Magazine named ESOEBO as Atlanta's Best Entertainer of the Year in 2014. ESOEBO has 4 albums to their credit with Chuck as primary songwriter. His live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp.

In 2016, he won one of the south’s most prestigious songwriter competitions, Eddie Owen Presents Song Writer Shootout.  He regularly performs festivals such as 30A Songwriter Festival, Wire and Wood, and Folk Alliance International. Chuck hosts a web based TV format called Wednesday Writer Series featuring 2 national and 1 local songwriter.

Chuck's website



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The Details

Live Well Farm, Harpswell, ME 

Check-in: Thursday 3pm, 18 October 2018

Check-out: Sunday noon, 21 October 2018

$1250* all inclusive (meals, lodging, session work) 4 days/3 nights

*space limited at Live Well Farm, other lodging options available for overflow upon request. Alternate pricing for local participants not using Live Well Farm accommodations, email via Contact page with questions 

50% deposit due with registration confirmation; balance due by 10 October 2018. 

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancellation received by 1 October 2018.