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Ages 18+
Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm
October 6th – November 10th (6 weeks)
Performance on November 14th

The WHBPAC Songwriter’s Intensive is a 6-week workshop focusing on the art and craft of writing songs. In the creative and supportive environment of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, participants will be encouraged to write and share their songs with a group of like-minded writers of different levels. Each session will focus on a different topic, including:  “mastering the craft of songwriting”, “inspiration vs. discipline, developing a routine to combine both ”, “ the business of songwriting”  and other aspects of the songwriting industry. The Intensive will also include weekly writing exercises and will culminate in a performance open to the public at which participants will perform songs written during the workshop on the famed WHBPAC Mainstage.

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Tuition: $225. Please call Allison Frost at 631-288-2350 x102 for alternative payment options.

About Fred:

Currently recording his third solo album, Cinema with Grammy winning producer Cynthia Daniels, singer-songwriter Fred Raimondo has been writing songs for well over 30 years. He is a regular performer at many of the Island’s musical venues including clubs such as the Stephen Talkhouse, 89 North and 230 Down as well as performing at many songwriter showcases and house concerts. Fred is also working on a stage production of Stories From The Dark Heart Tavern with Director and actor, Greta Quezada.

His 2014 release Stories From The Dark Heart Tavern made a number of top 10 lists, notably top 10 of 2014 by No Depression a leading site on Americana and Roots music as well as being selected as one of the top 5 albums of 2014 by WPPB’s Bonnie Grice. Produced by Fred, Pete Kennedy and Caroline Doctorow, Stories From The Dark Heart Tavern is a collection of songs that captures the feelings, stories and music of the people who frequent The Dark Heart Tavern, a place found in every American town and city.

In December 2017 Fred released his second solo album Little Flower with Caroline Doctorow and Pete Kennedy again co-producing.

Fred has performed at clubs and colleges throughout the Northeast and his songs have been played on national, local and international radio and internet music programs. Stories From The Dark Heart Tavern was in the top 25 Folk album charts in 2014 and Little Flower did the same in 2018.

As a member of the original acoustic trio Damaged Goods, Fred shared the stage with acts as iconic and diverse as Jorma Kaukonen, Taj Mahal, Rick Danko, Maria Muldar, Joe Ely, Suzanne Vega, Roger McGuinn, Donovan, Aztec Two Step and The Marshal Tucker Band. He still regularly performers with Damaged Goods and the cosmic surf band The Woodworkers.

He has been a frequent featured artist at Sag Harbor’s Songwriters Share, The Homegrown Music Cafe,Underground Sound at 230 Down, Nancy Atlas’ Songwriters In The Round, Original Voices at The Vail, and Cynthia Daniel’s Crossroads.

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