Andrew is thrilled to return for a second year leading some free songwriting workshops for aspiring middle and high school songwriters in Frederick County Maryland as part of the Chords of Courage Student Songwriting Contest.

Chords of Courage is dedicated to changing the conversation from the demoralizing and cynical to the hopeful and inspirational – one song at a time. This contest is the first of its kind in the world, open to Frederick County (Maryland) middle and high school age students, to encourage young writers to use their creativity to write dynamic and powerful songs about people of particular courage.

Andrew will be spending two mornings working with any eligible young writers who'd like to study the craft of songwriting, and get some help working on their submissions. He will be with Chords of Courage staff at New Spire Arts, 115 East Church Street in Frederick from 10am to 1pm on Saturday Jan. 26th and Feb. 2nd (just added due to popular demand, an encore session on Sat. Feb. 9 same time and location!).

Interested and eligible young writers, please check out the contest rules and join Andrew for a workshop or two. Deadline is been revised to February 22nd!

Meanwhile, you can enjoy this highlight reel video from last year's inaugural contest and the incredible awards ceremony concert!

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Tour Dates

  • 02/25/2019 - Lincoln, VA
  • 03/24/2019
    Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists - Germantown, MD
  • 04/06/2019
    Riverbend Park - Great Falls, VA
  • 04/27/2019
    The Vanilla Bean Cafe - Pomfret, CT
  • 04/28/2019
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs - Storrs, CT




Andrew is a grateful Endorsing Artist for Elixir Strings and Fairbuilt Guitars, and a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Roster. He also is a member of The Standing "O" Project and Concerts in Your Home.

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