Taking it on the road....

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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!  

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August 8    6PM

Living Room Live at The Music Loft in Downtown Nashville.                                                                                                                                  Limited space so please make sure to RSVP with "Living Room Live Music Loft" in the subject.                                                                         I will reply with details. 


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)!

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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

 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 

Namm Show Anaheim Convention Center Los Angeles. Here I am reading from Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, due out in March. Have I told you that already? 

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! 


Huntington Beach High School MMET Program

MMET Huntington Beach High School Master Class

Hear what I had to say to Rachel, Heather & Allie on the Mulberry Lane Radio Show...

Judging OC Hit Factory Song Contest

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

I visited the very hospitable Tobias Music where I performed a Living Room Live (hosted by the NSAI)     

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    Did I mention I was at The 60th GRAMMY Awards where......Confessions of a Serial Songwriter      was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album?  

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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!



Had an excellent conversation with Warren Huart for his Youtube channel Produce Like A Pro

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While in Toronto, I Played some songs and shared the gift of songwriting gab with Bruce Harrot on Song Talk Radio

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       Los Angeles College Of Music In Pasadena



               Two Old Hippies Nashville

Scott Southworth Radio Nashville w/Michelle Lewis

USC with Chris Sampson's Songwriting Class


Bookstar Studio City California

Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write with Carlos Calvo and Mike Binder

Listen to conversations with fellow Serial Art Of The Song/Standing "O" Podcast

Filming the pilot for The Song TV Show

Grammys In My District w/ Representative Ted Lieu


Amanda Slingerland, Charlton Pettus and I spend an afternoon talking about a changing Industry...