In 2017, I had the opportunity to co-host a songwriting camp for middle school and high school kids. I was really taken by how much their collaboration with each other unlocked new untapped creativity in each individual. Up until that point, all of my songwriting had been done solo, and I wondered how a group setting would enhance and augment my own process.
After attending various open mics and speaking with other songwriters, it became clear that I was not the only one who was searching for a like-minded community to share and collaborate with. It seems there were many “bedroom songwriters” out there who desired something bigger. On January 28th, 2018, after much procrastination, the Northeast Ohio Musicians and Songwriters Collaboration was created. Its main purpose being to facilitate and encourage the creation of music through collaborative efforts.
It will be exciting to see what shape this takes and what amazing things come from it.
Community, collaboration, creation, repeat…
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton