The Art of Virtual Co-Writing : Hosted by Graham Weber from House of Songs plus Special GuestsGraham Weber is a proud resident of Austin Texas. He began working with The House of Songs as a guest co-writer. He now organizes and facilitates Songwriter Summit Camps, hosts and produces live events, and brings residency artists from around the world together to collaborate with locally based artists in Austin, Northwest Arkansas, and New York City. He has released seven albums, toured internationally, and has supported many of his songwriting heroes including Guy Clark, Slaid Cleaves, Todd Snider, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and many more. Weber is also a member of the critically acclaimed Americana Rock and Roll band WESTERN YOUTH.
Celebrating its 10th year, The House of Songs is a nonprofit organisation that invites songwriters from around the world to Austin Texas, Northwest Arkansas, and New York City to share the universal language of music in collaborations designed to bridge cultures, build friendships and cultivate peace. The House of Songs has brought musicians from around the United States and over 30 international countries to live and work together, at all three locations, where they collaborate on new work, perform, and record the new material. The new work has been premiered at international songwriter festivals including AmericanaFest, Folk Alliance International, and AmericanaFest UK.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, The House of Songs immediately pivoted to adapt to the current conditions. Because of travel restrictions, and in the interest of public health, the residency program, Player to Player in person cowriting program, and Summits are on hold until further notice. THOS then adjusted the Player to Player cowriting program and moved it to an online format, and is assisting artists in our home locations and around the world continue to collaborate and create new intellectual property in this difficult time in the music business. THOS is also promoting and helping to improve the quality of artists’ live streaming concerts, and has started a program for songwriters to write with frontline health care workers to tell their stories and shine a brighter light on the heroic work that they do on the daily basis.