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When Darden does a keynote address, it’s not your average run-of-the-mill event.
Along with insights pulled from his 30+ years in the music business, thoughts on collaboration and change, he actually writes a song with the group, and then records it. The result is that so your group has a copy of the experience that lives far beyond the end of your meeting.
If you’re interested in having Darden bring this to your organization, contact him here.
Everyone has a story. Every story can be a song.
In these collaborative songwriting sessions, Darden works with you to create a song from your experiences, using your words.
For more info on how to book your own session, contact Darden here.
With David Lee & Walt Wilkins
I’m looking forward to this one.
First there will be dinner, then David, Walt and I will be on stage trading songs and stories.
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Writing a song with somebody connects you like glue.
You sit in a room and spill your soul, tell each other secrets that you can’t, or won’t, confess in any other setting.
You find the poetry that hangs around the edges of a life,
Sing about the beauty, the darkness, what’s lost and found.
Together, you put it all into a rhyme, a melody,
Sing it a couple of times, make a recording.
It might be that no one ever hears it, might turn out to be a hit.
Regardless, at the end of the day, you have something that wasn’t there before, something you couldn’t have made without each other.
There’s a connection that comes from doing this.
The song may not last, but that link does.