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Community Activist and Songwriter Advocate

Songwriting Program Innovator


  • Songwriting Research Distinction!

    Louisa's work using songwriting with foster kids, the first of its kind, was selected for presentation at the 2017 Bluegrass Symposium, Sept 29-30, in Raleigh, IBMA. Click here to view her project!

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  • Woodsong Fall Workshop - Oct 20-22, 2017

    This is a time of change around us and often within. Change can cause doubt, or be a source of powerful inspiration and creativity for our writing. Come reflect, write, and work with a small group of participants in the beauty of the Blue Ridge hills, with an award winning guest staff. We welcome you to be a part of the Woodsong Community, where for 26 years writers have enjoyed the farm's historic beauty and Louisa's acclaimed model of facilitating songwriter development, at all levels of writing ability.
    Where: Blue Ridge foothills of N. GA.
                50 min. from Atlanta, and Chattanooga, TN
    When:  October 19-21
    Oct 19: Pre-Retreat "Write and Polish" w/ Louisa 1-5, $100
                Warm up your skills with one-on-one coaching and
                free writing on the farm. Polish current songs, or 
                create new ideas to complete at the retreat.
    Oct 20-21: CHANGE. Harnessing change around us and within us
                for powerful songwriting. Inspiration, craft, feedback.
    Price: TBD, Woodsong is currently working with several
                master guest artists as potential adjunct faculty.
    Lodging: Comfortable, affordable lodging group rate at 
               nearby Clarion Inn, White, GA.
    Participants: Limited space, reserve early.
    More info: Contact Louisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • 2017 dates for Louisa Branscomb & Friends of Distinction

    Louisa has teamed up with Zach Ovington, Gordy Nichols, Micahan Boney, and Richard Ciferski to form Louisa Branscomb and Friends of Distinction.  They're booking dates for 2017 and you can learn more about them here.


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  • Oct 7, 2016 - Lifetime Achievement Award

    Louisa will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Bluegrass and Americana, in Lyons, Ga, Friday Oct 7 at the Real Squeal BBQ and Bluegrass Festival.

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  • Oct. 21-23, 2016 -- Woodsong Farm Fall Songwriter Retreat

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    Located in North Georgia, the Woodsong Farm Fall Songwriter Retreat has a one-time terrific staff, with mentor-student ratio of 1 to 5! Early bird special $385 until Sept 1, then $400.

    Join Louisa Branscomb and a one-time special all star faculty of master songwriters for a weekend of pure songwriting and feedback and country fun in the hills of Woodsong Farm! To register, obtain pre-authorization and details via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    Claire Lynch - songwriting, vocals, performance
    Jeanette Williams - songwriting, vocals, performance
    Johnny Williams - songwriting, recording and production tips
    Bob Knysz - business of marketing and performance
    Louisa Branscomb - host, facilitator, songwriting

    TUITION: $400; 3 Scholarships of $100 each available, for info contact Louisa.
    SCHEDULE: Friday 5pm; end Sunday 1 pm.
    LOCATION: Half way between Chattanooga TN and Atlanta, GA.
    FORMAT: Interactive faciitated discussions, song feedback, master songwriter concert, student coffee house, Sunday special skill classes on vocal performance, demo production, and booking business tips.
    LODGING - nearby hotel, group rate 
    MEALS - Breakfast free at hotel, lunch farm table sharing feast, dinner Saturday provided no cost. 

    Also featuring backup musicians Zachary Ovington and Micahlan Boney. Here are some pics from previous Woodsong workshops!

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