Memorable songs don’t write themselves. This week, Edward Sparks, talented musician, songwriter, and maker of fine instruments, will talk about the art of writing songs that speak to the heart. A lot of songs have great instrumentation, musical hooks, vocals, and harmonies, but the lyrics fall flat. Ed believes in lyrics that mean something to the audience: telling a story or conveying a message. He will share his songs and writing process with us and will be happy to take questions from aspiring songwriters. Join us for a rare opportunity to discuss this branch of writing.
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Edward Sparks is a musician and songwriter who not only plays guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments, but is also a luthier of extraordinary talent. He plays his full-size instruments in gigs around Maryland while his miniatures have made their way into the Martin Guitar museum in Pennsylvania and into homes of world-renowned musicians. Because all of that is not quite enough, Sparks is a gifted memoirist and videographer. You can learn more on his Facebook page for Pepperland Productions.