UpStream Songwriting Retreat
January 25-26, 2024
Join our community of Colorado Songwriter in a weekend of writing, sharing, collaborating, opening to new ideas and inspiration, recording, and performing.
We will be guided by Clay Rose (Gasoline Lollipops), Daniel Rodriguez, Phoebe Hunt, and Charlie Rose (Elephant Revival)
- Thu, Jan 25Murphy' ResortJan 25, 2024, 2:30 PM MST – Jan 28, 2024, 3:00 PM MSTMurphy' Resort, 1650 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USATime. Space. Intention. Community. Give your songwriting the attention it deserves! Join us for a magical weekend.
- Sat, Jan 27Estes ParkJan 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PMEstes Park, 110 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USASongwriters Clay Rose (Gasoline Lollipops), Daniel Rodriguez, Phoebe Hunt, and Charlie Rose (Elephant Revival) will perform solo sets of their favorite songs that showcase their craft as songwriters as part of the UpStream Songwriting Retreat weekend.
Sign up for a special afternoon session with Clay or Phoebe. You pick who you sign up for. This is an additional tuition of $75 per person.
We recommend a Wednesday night stay for more songwriter community connections and writing on your own Thursday morning.
Thursday evening is our welcome dinner. This year we want to keep it in our songwriter family and have dinner together in The Summitview House onsite! Everyone can pitch in to either cook or clean up.
Our day begins with a circle to center for the day then a Full day of workshops--2 hours with each coach. We will provide a simple lunch.
There will be scheduled time for writing and collaborating after the workshops, with coaches present to offer assistance when requested or time alone to write.
Our structured day closes with a circle or an elective session with Daniel ($75) then we're on our own for dinner, hot tub, writing, and collaborating. Usually a circle forms int he house.
Structured like Friday.
In the evening, a Listening Show will be presented by our resident coaches, Phoebe Hunt, Daniel Rodriguez, and Clay Rose. This is a ticketed event, open to the public. Admission is included with tuition.
Spend the day in Lyons--Colorado's mini Nashville. Record a demo at Animal Lane Studio with Davey Diamond (Dave O'Dell) and Charlie Rose along with your writing collaborative writing group of 5 or 6 people.
You will also be scheduled for open mic type acoustic performances at local venues. There is an elective one-hour session with Jason Hicks ($37.50)
Clay Rose writes songs, he also writes his phone number on bathroom stalls. Occasionally, he will even write a futile, revolutionary sentiment on a Starbucks window. But mostly, he writes about the dream as he sees it. Sometimes it’s cherries; sometimes it’s horror. But through it all, there is the dreamer. Therefore, Clay learned to write, while lucidly dreaming his way through life. He strongly encourages you to do the same.
“I’m constantly learning about the art of life and songwriting. One thing I know is the richness of life’s experiences is to songwriting as butter is to a French cook. Interacting with the analogue world and with human nature and nature itself are midst requisites. Let’s uncover some songs, or at the very least some intention based launch points.”
The potency of a song… a channel for the inner compass to flow through. Together, let’s discover the vast expansion that occurs when deep vulnerability is allowed into a song. What happens when we share the unshareable? What opens when we allow ourselves to express our deepest truth? Let’s explore that and more together…
“Everyone has a story to tell and that story can be delivered in a song. Sometimes the music is the starting point, other times the words tell you what the song will sound like. Either way, the goal is to take the seed of inspiration and put it in the right setting and nurture it to grow into something that you’re excited to share with others."
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Eben began playing guitar before his bones had fully hardened – sneaking his sister’s nylon string guitar
out of her room and bashing up it playing along with his dad’s copy of Sticky Fingers. He acquired a Mu-
sic Degree from Colorado College, while leading an alternate life of Rock and Roll in clubs along the front
range. Eben has recorded many albums and toured extensively in the US and abroad. After many years
of sideman / accompanist / session work, his main focus now is songwriting and self-producing and has
recently released a full album of his own material with his band the 89s.
Your host--Music was a first, powerful memory, influenced by songs she heard her older siblings and mom play, such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Dean Martin. Her grandmother, Emma, from Tennessee, was also a big influence. Emma loved Dolly and "old timey" music as Grandmother called it. She would sing songs in her high-pitched, passed down way--gospel, traditional, Carter Family, and Loretta Lynn songs.
She has been performing since she was about 8 years old and believes songwriting happens when you open to it with intention and a commitment to oneself without self-judgment. Since 2017, she has produced SnowyGrass Music Festival in Estes Park, Colorado.