26 Mar The House of Songs meets The Ozarks
The House of Songs meets The Ozarks
Our Newest Expansion
This year, we’ve partnered with the Walton Family Foundation (link: http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/) to bring The House of Songs to the North West Arkansas region.
North West Arkansas is an incredibly rich region for music, with roots in folk, bluegrass and country. We are excited to bring musicians from all over the world to write and make music with the talented artists from Northwest Arkansas.
Our first camp took place in February of 2017 where 18 artists from countries such as Denmark, Sweden, UK, Canada and America came together for a weeklong intensive that got them aquatinted with the area.
Between many hours of hunkering down in a converted chapel and collaborating on music, the artists visited the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum (link: http://crystalbridges.org/), which boasts works from Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe and where the camp performed two concerts, the Whitney Mountains, Bayard Guitars (link: http://www.bayardguitars.com/) and outsider artist Ed Stilley’s studio (link: http://www.edstilley.com/).
Their time in North West Arkansas culminated in a showcase at Folk Alliance International (link: http://www.folk.org/) in Kansas City, where they debuted 14 songs and also met musicians from The House of Songs Austin camp.
We couldn’t be happier with the incredible music and relationships born from THOS Ozarks, and we look forward to hosting many more camps in the region.
Read more about our partnership with the Walton Family Foundation here. (link: http://blog.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/2017/april/house-of-songs-embraces-music-of-the-ozarks)
Check out our artists from the first THOS Ozarks camp: