Taking it on the road....
This summer I'll be performing my “Living Room Live” experience in Living Rooms, Back Yards, Schools and Recording Studios in all the cities I'll be traveling to. It goes like this:
Shelly Peiken was wondering if there was still room for her in a youth driven music business. She goes through a serious funk & comes out on top. Experience a unique and intimate performance featuring the songs that changed her life, and the humorous and heartfelt stories behind them, as Shelly takes you on a journey through “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter.”
When in a private home the guest list is host procured. But scroll down for some public dates. Click here if you'd like to arrange one in your home.
In July I'll be in Kona at the Hawaii Songwriting Festival where I hope to be a worthy mentor as well as get some well needed R&R. I'll be performing my Living Room Live there are well as participating in the culminating concert Saturday the 21st along with Kenny Loggins!
August 8 6PM
August 9 5:45PM
Living Room Live at NSAI Nashville 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203 Non-members can attend 2 NSAI events before being asked to sign up
In other news: I'll be back at the Bluebird in Nashville sharing the stage with Jeff Cohen on August 5th at 9PM
Then I'm off to Colorado where I'll be joining the faculty of The Song School in Lyons, Colorado, where songwriters from around the country join together for an in-depth, hands-on exploration of songwriting, (and yoga and campfires)!
Where I've been....
I was recently a mentor at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University. This is the program from which Paul & Pasek emerged (Umm, La La Land, City of Stars), and for which Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) & Stephen Bray (The Color Purple) mentored before me.
When you're advocating for songwriters' rights, sometimes a song sings louder than words:
Berklee School of Music in LA It's All In The Song
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The E-Spot Lounge
The Bitter End NYC
Webinar with Songtown
Suicide Girls Radio with Nicole Powers "invites the most unique and beautiful women to join their sorority of bad ass bombshells and geek goddesses." They said that, not me. But I'm glad to have been included.
WriteGirl 2016 in the company of some excellent mentors including Lisa Loeb, Jill Sobule, Louise Goffin, Kay Hanley, Holly Palmer, Michelle Lewis, Eleni Mandel, Courtney Harrell, Erika Nuri Taylor, Janice Robinson, Lori Geltman, Nina Woodford-Wells encouraging teenage girls to pick up a pen and empower themselves!
Feb 2016: Cal Poly Third Songwriting Summit
Enjoyed the back and forth with students at the NYU Songwriters Forum
West Coast Songwriters Conference in San Fransisco, with George Merrill, Brent Bourgeois and Glen Phillips.
Inside the Music Business...A Conversation with Kevin Goins
Thank you to Vance and Tracey Marino for hosting Suzan Koç and I at the NSAI Songwriters meeting. We hope you enjoyed our Laverne and Shelly style feedback as much as we enjoyed ourSELVES!
TAXI ROAD RALLY...
Huntington Beach High School MMET Program
Hear what I had to say to Rachel, Heather & Allie on the Mulberry Lane Radio Show...
Judging OC Hit Factory Song Contest
Rich Esra's class at the Musician's Institute
Sunset Music Festival Las Vegas with Frankie Pine, Rick Barker, Aaron Benward, Jonathan Watkins, Suzan Koc, Clay Mills, Travis Howard and Marty Dodson
Did I mention I was at The 60th GRAMMY Awards where......Confessions of a Serial Songwriter was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album?
Here I am doing a round at The Commodore Grille during Tin Pan South in Nashville.
Fun times at the Hunnypot at LA's MINT
The BlueBird Nashville
I was a guest on the Fab Fourum! It was amazing!