Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Mountain Songwriting Retreat! This year’s dates are Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th. Check the site for this year’s rates.
We are less than a month away from the 2nd annual Mountain Songwriting Retreat, but we just got the wonderful opportunity to have the hit songwriter Steve Hill join us as a mentor and we could not pass that up. So Steve now joins and amazing line up of Dave Nachmanoff, Kevin Quinn and Ronan Chris Murphy.
Steve Hill is a 5 time BMI Award Winner, and the songwriter of 9 hit songs to date, 4 of which charted at #1. The song “Love Reunited” was written by Steve Hill in conjunction with Chris Hillman and launched the Desert Rose Band into a Grammy nomination in 1989.
In addition to his own work as an artist, Steve Hill played on other artists albums as well. He has worked with Vince Gill, Rita Coolidge, Roseanne Cash, Jim Croce, Karen Brooks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many others.
Steve Hill began writing with Chris Hillman, and together they became an exceptional song writing team. This duo wrote such hits as “Love Reunited”, “Summer Wind”, “I Still Believe In You”, “Start All Over Again”, “In Another Lifetime”, “Story Of Love”, “Will This Be The Day”, “Come A Little Closer” and “Twilight Is Gone”.
The Desert Rose Band has recorded over 25 of Steve Hill’s songs. Other legendary singers who have recorded songs from Steve’s vast and varied collection of original songs include Rick Vincent (“Ain’t Been A Train Through Here in Years”) Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (“God’s Plan”), The Rice Brothers, and many others.
The second annual Mountain Songwriting Retreat is an all inclusive retreat takes place May 13-17, 2019 at the Capon Spring Resort in Capon Spring, WV just 90 minutes east of Washington Dulles International Airport.
One of the highlights of the Mountain Recording Retreat is a chance for participant to have their work evaluated by industry experts. Veteran Songwriters Dave Nachmanoff and Kevin Quinn, as well as producer-writer Ronan Chris Murphy, will all be offering feedback sessions during the retreat as well as other chances throughout the 4 days.
This year Ronan will be presenting his “Producer Eye for the Songwriter Guy.. or Gal” workshop. Ronan who has produced hundreds of albums around the world will work with participant songwriters demonstrating the pre-production sessions he has with artists before entering the studio. These are the session where the producer works with artist and songwriters to fine tune the writing to get them ready for recording.
Ronan Chris Murphy is an eclectic producer that has produced top 20 projects in multiple countries.
Kevin Quinn, best known for writing songs for Target ads, High School Musical and other Disney faves, has been added to the 2019 Mountain Songwriting Retreat! Come hang with him and learn about writing simple, catchy pop songs. Read more about him here.