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Join us at The Book Cellar to hear Steve Dawson & Mark Caro talk all about music, how songs work, and their new book Take It to the Bridge.
About Steve Dawson:
Steve Dawson is a singer/songwriter/musician who leads the rock/folk band Dolly Varden and has taught songwriting and guitar at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music for more than a decade.
About Mark Caro:
Mark Caro is the author of the award-winning non-fiction book The Foie Gras Wars and has written about music, film, food, and culture for the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and other publications.
About Take It to the Bridge:
We all need outlets to express ourselves creatively, especially as the world grows challenging, and Steve Dawson's and Mark Caro’s new book, Take It to the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You, offers inspiration. It makes the case that you don’t have to be a professional musician to communicate your feelings through song. Featuring a lively dialogue about songwriting, helpful musical charts, and creative assignments, Take It to the Bridge tells anyone who ever has thought of adding songs to the world: “You can do this.”
With guitars in hand, Steve, who leads the acclaimed Chicago band Dolly Varden and teaches songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and Mark, a longtime Chicago culture writer and award-winning author of The Foie Gras Wars, will chat about songwriting and play some music in what’s sure to be a lively Book Cellar event. Join the musical conversation, and you’ll receive free stickers when you buy a signed book.
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