Well-known Texas singer/songwriters Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines will lead the first Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Songwriting Workshop to be held July 24-26 at Schreiner University.
Hendrix is a classically trained vocalist and accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, and harmonica). Acoustic Guitar magazine recognized her as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters, and she is one of its most prolific—averaging nearly an album a year back to her 1996 debut, “Two Dollar Shoes.”
Maines won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 as the producer for the Dixie Chicks. He has performed and/or recorded playing dobro, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, lap steel guitar, banjo and bell tree. He toured and recorded as a member of the Joe Ely Band and has also played with Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Butch Hancock, Terry Allen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and other Texas musicians.
More workshop leaders will be announced later.
The workshop is designed for persons ages 15-22. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schreiner’s Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Student Activity Center. On-campus housing will be available.
Scholarship applications are being accepted for 20 grants to be awarded. To apply, email a short essay on why you want to participate in the workshop. Beginners are more than welcome, says Dr. Kathleen Hudson, director of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation and professor of English at Schreiner.
Scholarship essays—and any questions--should be emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The workshop is sponsored by the Johnny Nicholas Big Band Bash, Schreiner University, and the Texas Heritage Music Foundation. It honors the memory of singer Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933), who had a home in Kerrville during the early 1930s.