Austin, TX – Songwriting Workshop

Six String Ranch and Austin Vintage Guitars Present:

“Singing Your Story / Writing the Truth” — One-day songwriting workshop at 6-String Ranch
Saturday November 9, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm
Austin, TX

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought”
— Yip Harburg (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”)

Everyone has a story. With a roadmap, a few tips and tricks, and practice, you can write songs that communicate, that tell the truth, both to yourself and to others.
And I want to help you make that happen.

All levels of writers are welcome at this one-day workshop.
If you’re there, I assume you are already writing songs and want to get better.
We will look at how you can improve one of your existing songs and each participant will write a new song by the end of the day.

The workshop will cover:
– The basics – Verse / Chorus / Bridge / Melody / Structure
– Clarity in lyric
– The importance of meter and rhyme scheme
– Starting a song / Finishing the song
– Writing from your life – the importance of telling your story
– Creating writing projects for yourself
– Habits of a successful writing life
– Recognizing and building on your strengths as a writer

Throughout the day, along with working with the group as a whole, I’ll spend one-on-one time with each participant to discuss your process and on how to improve and achieve your writing goals.

Any questions on the workshop? Please send me a note at dardensmithmusic@gmail.com

Price – $260
Limited to 15 participants.




Blanco, TX – Juniper Hills Farms (dinner and show)

I love these evenings in the Hill Country. Food / Wine / Music…what else could you want?

Food is served at 5:15. I’ll play two sets starting around 7:00.

From the Juniper Hills website.

“In The House”: Dinner with Darden Smith

Our good friend and Austin legend, Darden Smith is back with us for dinner and a concert!  These “In The House” concerts are intimate, fun and yummy!  Please join us as we welcome Darden back to Juniper Hills Farm!

We are cooking dinner for you tonight, no class, just let us serve you while you enjoy the music.  Always let us know if you have dietary needs and we will do our best to accommodate you! 

Open seating, doors open at 4:45 pm, dinner served at 5:15 pm

  • White Bean and Garlic Hummus with Seasoned Crackers 
  • Pork Tenderloin Agrodolce with Oven Roasted Autumn Squashes 
  • Chicken Marsala Meatballs with Buttered Herb Egg Noodles 
  • Artichoke Parmesan Galette 
  • Arugula Pear and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese and Pear Vinaigrette 
  • Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
  • Lemony Lemon Bundt Cake 
  • Chocolate Whipped Cream Fudge Roll Cake 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019         $125.     5:15 PM

For more info and reservations