Song Travelers Writing retreat 2018

with Wyatt Easterling, Jen & Scott Smith, and Chuck McDowell


Live Well Farm hosts Nashville multi-platinum songwriter Wyatt Easterling, Atlanta based Chuck McDowell of ESOEBO and Naked Blue's Scott and Jen Smith founders of Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat for a weekend devoted to honing your songwriting skills. They will create the environment for you to find your inspiration, effectively put your ideas to song, refine your co-writing skills and overcome what holds back your self-expression. Song Travelers focuses on your personal writer’s voice and goals, so there will be something for all levels of writing experience and skill. You do not have to play an instrument to attend, and you do not have to have written a song. 

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. Contact Wyatt for more  information about Song Travelers at

Wyatt's website

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


Scott and Jen Smith

This husband/wife songwriting team has maintained a successful indie music career with 6 self-produced albums and a plethora of music in film and television. They've shared stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Dan Fogelberg, and Foreigner and have contributed guitar, voice, cello, keys & production/engineering on 100's of albums. This year they are co-writing and producing an album with best-selling author Lee Child based on his Jack Reacher character. They are also hosts of the highly acclaimed Wood and Stone Retreat Songwriting Workshop since 2013.


Live Well Farm, Harpswell, Maine

Live Well Farm, Harpswell, Maine

The Details

Live Well Farm, Harpswell, ME 

Check-in: Thursday 3pm, 18 October 2018

Check-out: Sunday noon, 21 October 2018

$1275* all inclusive (meals, lodging, session work) 4 days/3 nights

*$870 all inclusive (meals, session work, no accommodations) Other lodging options available for overflow upon request.  

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

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