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On the Road Survival with Samantha Martin

Travel can be exhausting and for touring musicians everyday travel struggles come with the added pressure to perform at your best every time you take to the stage. Five Time Maple Blues Award Nominee and Grey Bruce musical export Samantha Martin will return to Owen Sound on July 16th to share the tips and strategies that touring musicians use to keep themselves at the top of their game while on tour. The workshop is the seventh in Summerfolk’s Music Biz Tune Up workshop series helping local performers develop the business skills they’ll need to make the most of their musical careers.

Sam MartinSamantha Martin has deep family roots on the Bruce Peninsula and she spent a formative musical period in Owen Sound. Now, she fronts an in-demand band (Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar) and tours from coast, to coast, to coast in Canada as well as in Europe and the USA. With so much time on the road, Samantha has built up an arsenal of tricks to stay healthy and happy. “The more planning ahead of time you do – means when the unexpected happens (and it always does) you are in a position problem solve with the least amount of stress”, she said. The interactive workshop will allow participants to ask questions and learn from Samantha’s stories first hand.

Summerfolk is presenting Music Biz Tune Up workshops every month to help local musicians of all genres develop the business skills they need without having to leave the area to develop. The On the Road Survival workshop will run from 1-3pm at the SuiteSpots building at 1051 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound. Participants can register online at Summerfolk.org/musicbiztuneup or at the door on the day of the workshop. Registration is $20.

Music Biz Tune Up Workshop About Website and Promotional Materials

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On May 28th, Summerfolk will host the next installment of the Music Biz Tune Up workshop series helping local artists develop the skills they need to support their art. This next session will focus on elements of web and graphic design and will be hosted by Tracey Fawcett and Summerfolk designer Simon Farla.  Tracey owns and operates Weblia creative and Simon runs his own design company.  They will share their industry expertise to teach participants about setting up a website and help them to analyze the promotional materials and platforms they already have. Participants who want direct feedback can share their websites ahead of time by contacting series organizer Jon Farmer (jon.a.farmer (at) gmail.com).

Visit the website or Facebook event for the latest information.
Registration is $20.

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