Steve Earle hosts Catskills songwriting camp

Above: Steve Earle at the 2014 season of Camp Copperhead at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian. Photo by Michael Bloom via the Camp Copperhead website.

Steve Earle fans are eagerly awaiting the second edition of Camp Copperhead, a four-day songwriting intensive led by the renaissance man and songwriter’s songwriter at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian next week.

Ever since his “Guitar Town” hit the top of the country charts in 1986, Earle’s been writing protest tunes and love songs, transcending genre and medium; along the way he’s become an actor and a novelist.

Camp Copperhead, according to a video interview Earle with American Songwriter magazine, will feature morning master classes with Earle followed by small group poetry and guitar workshops with guest artists.

“We’ll have an open mic every night, and we won’t rest until everybody’s played a song,” he says. 

Full Moon accommodations are booked up with the exception of tent camping, but there’s still room at the Alpine Lodge just down the road. Songwriters at all levels of expertise and those who’d just like to understand the process (and Earle fans) are all welcome.

Camp Copperhead with Steve Earle. July 20-24 2015. Full Moon Resort, 1 Valley View Road (off Oliverea Road), Big Indian. For more information email Music Masters Camps at [email protected].