Veteran singer songwriter Peter Case presents a songwriting workshop and concert at the Erie Art Museum this weekend. On Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. Case will engage the public with a songwriting workshop, bringing 25 years of songwriting experience to the table. Anyone interested in the craft is invited to interact with Case, who has gained much commercial success with his songs that been covered by an array of bands, from funk to punk to rock n’ roll and pop. Case will share techniques for producing ideas, exercises for improving the vividness and power of our songs, and other tricks of the trade. The public is invited to bring a guitar and is welcome share an original song to get feedback from this brilliant songwriting expert. The songwriting workshop will take place in the Museum’s multipurpose room and is free, with a suggested $10 donation per person.
Case with present a concert at the Museum on Friday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. With a career that began as a street musician in San Francisco, Case has gone on to mesmerize audiences from coast to coast for as a popular troubadour. The former Plimsouls leader and three time Grammy nominee was among the handful of rockers who helped launch the “unplugged” movement and singer songwriter explosion of the ’90s. With songs that have been featured in numerous TV shows including “True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Parenthood,” the concert is open to the public, with a suggested $15 donation per person. Milan and Sheehan will make a special appearance on the opening set.
This event is part of the Erie Art Museum’s Singer-Songwriter Series. Support for the program is provided by Competitive Gear Bike Shop.
About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.
The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.
The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz festival.
The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.
For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.