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Saturday, April 30 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Writers Jam

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This group represents some of modern music’s most successful songwriters from across the musical spectrum. In a fun, stripped-down, in-the-round setting, they will share the fascinating stories behind the creation of their best-loved and chart-topping songs and will perform them live. Feel free to sing along!

avatar for John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)

John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)

Songwriter, Artist, Performer - "Iris," "Name," "Here Is Gone," “Black Balloon” | In 1986, a trio of kids from Buffalo, NY burst out of their garage and onto the national music scene and has never looked back. Since then, the Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and loved songwriting forces in popular music, selling over 10 million albums in their 25-year history. In that time, the band has enjoyed a constant string of 12 Top Ten single breaking radio records for the Most Hot AC Hits in Radio History. "Iris," alone spent nearly a solid year on the Billboard charts. "Name," "Slide... Read More →
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Ingrid Michaelson

Songwriter, Artist – “Keep Breathing,” "The Way I Am," "Parachute," "Maybe"   With a warm, relatable sound that has captured the hearts of countless fans, Ingrid Michaelson’s compelling story as an unsigned artist first achieved national attention with multiple song placements on the hit television series... Read More →
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Chris Stapleton

Songwriter – “Never Wanted Nothing More,” “Swing,” “Your Man,” “Come Back Song”   After just one decade in Music City, Kentucky native Chris Stapleton has accomplished more than most musicians hope to accomplish in a lifetime. He moved to Nashville in 2001 with a suitcase, his guitar, and a catalog of 20 songs... Read More →
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Dan Wilson

Songwriter, Producer - "Someone Like You," "Secret Smile" "Closing Time," "Not Ready to Make Nice" | | | Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Wilson has recorded as a solo artist and as a group, taking the helm of the alternative rock band Semisonic, for which he wrote the hits "Secret Smile," "Closing Time" and "Chemistry." He was also a member of the psychedelic folk-jam band Trip Shakespeare through the early 90s. Wilson is well-known as a songwriting collaborator, having written with Adele, the Dixie Chicks, James Morrison, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Ben Folds, Nas, John Legend, Nicole Atkins, Rachael Yamagata, Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, and many others. Wilson contributed three songs to... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2011 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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