Former Acworth resident, Marc-Alan Barnette -- a Nashville-based singer, songwriter and teacher -- will be participating in a songwriter, entertainer workshop with the Cartersville Songwriters Exchange Friday to Sunday.
Barnette, who has written songs such as Shelby Lynne's "That's Where it Hurts," David Ball's "Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Level" and Georgia country artist John Berry's "Rescued Me," teaches songwriting and the practical application of the music industry based in Nashville and with various groups nationwide and in Canada.
There will be a live performance Friday at 7:30 p.m., featuring local members of the Cartersville Songwriters Exchange, Rick McKee, Denise Barker, Jules Bloeth and Randy Owens. Barnette will be the featured performer of the evening upstairs at Antonino's Italian Grotto, 28 S. Wall St. in Cartersville. There will be a $5 cover charge.
The songwriters workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. will feature segments on creation of the song, presentation of the song, live performance, demos, networking, building the songwriter's community locally, and the business elements of publishing and record deals. Recent clients of Barnette's, Warner Brothers artist Frankie Ballard, and breakout country duo Steel Magnolia have gone far after assistance from his methods. He will be mentoring songwriters the entire weekend in private sessions by appointment only.
For more information, cost and directions, call 770-387-9664, contact coordinators Jules Bloeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or D.D. Bain at email@example.com, or visit Cartersville Songwriters Exchange, www.cartersvillesongwriters.org.