A Closer Look: RJ Cowdery

It’s time again to take a closer look at the upcoming Instructors for the next Columbus Songwriting Workshop. We’ve asked RJ Cowdery, an award winning songwriter from right here in Columbus, a little about her writing and what to expect on July 27th at the Barnett Center3231810:
CSW: How long have you been writing songs, also tell us a little about what’s next for you.
RJ: A long time. As a kid I sang and then started to learn guitar. Writing and playing progressed as I found friends who did the same. My first songs were definitely a form of therapy to express my feelings.
What’s next – Working on tours to support my new record and and getting that out to radio and press.
CSW: What is your process with writing are you one that writes a little every single day, is it more sporadic? Is the process uniform or is it varied?
RJ: I typically write when I have something to say. I have ideas in my head that bounce around and I think might be an interesting to talk about. I play guitar all the time and write lots of snippets down. I am constantly trying to put those snippets in songs. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. I tend to move on quickly if I don’t find it compelling.
CSW: Can you share a little about what people can expect in your class?
RJ:  I live by the WRITE.SING.PLAY. tag line as a songwriter/performer. It’s the way I write songs and even more importantly how I incorporate that as a mostly solo performer. They are all equal partners in my process when creating a song. I’ll share ways that I try and achieve that and offer tips and discussion on how to reach your full potential as a performer and writer.
CSW: Do you have any advice for up and coming writers?
RJ: Find your tribe. Listen and be open to lots of different music. Write up. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Venue (July 27th 2019)

The Barnett Center is Located inside Sullivant Hall right on High Street on OSU’s campus. It’s directly across from the Starbucks (the older location) at 106 1813 N High St , Columbus Ohio 43210.IMG_20190510_113326139_HDR copy IMG_20190510_113221564copy IMG_20190510_113151303copy IMG_20190510_113235269_HDRCOPY

Parking! (July 27th 2019)

Parking for July 27th at Barnett Center will be int his garage directly to the left of the front of the building (South). It will be the Ohio Union S. Garage at 1759 N. High St. it’s super easy right on High.IMG_20190510_113444032_HDR copyIMG_20190510_113523164_HDR copy