KIM COPELANDis a highly respected and successful Nashville songwriter
and producer. Her reputation as a gifted song troubleshooter has made her one of
the most sought-after speakers, consultants and songwriting instructors in the
country for organizations including TAXI, The Songwriters Connection and the
Nashville Songwriters Association International. Her own songs have been
recorded by artists in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and she has released two
albums of her own. Her education and background as a vocalist have helped her
become one of the city’s most respected vocal arrangers. Her long association
with the cream of the Nashville music business has given her access to the city’s
best musicians, engineers and studios, and her projects continually draw
accolades. A visible part of the Nashville scene, she continues to take part in
writers’ nights at local spots like the legendary Bluebird Cafe, and as part of
showcases in other cities. Perhaps the best indication of the respect in which
she’s held in the industry is her inclusion in The Art & Science of Sound, the
acclaimed video series on music production and recording put together by world-
renowned producer/artist Alan Parsons and featuring legends like Michael
McDonald and producer Tony Brown. (www.kimcopelandproductions.com
SUSAN TUCKERhas almost twenty years experience in music publishing
and artist management. She has written two highly acclaimed books on
songwriting, The Soul of a Writer and The Secrets of Songwriting. She has taught
workshops all over the country for NSAI, TAXI, and other organizations.
She partners with Kim Copeland and handles the management and marketing for
Kim Copeland Productions, and she publishes a weekly e-zine called “The
Songwriters Connection E-Tip”.
DAVE ISAACSis a dynamic performer with an electric
presence and a craftsman’s touch….a master musician and world-class guitarist
of exceptional versatility, taste, and soul. He has released six independent CDs
and played countless gigs across the country, from dive bars to festival stages
and concert halls.Performing alone, Dave can conjure the driving energy of an
entire band or the delicacy and finesse of a classical or folk artist. Add the ace
rhythm section of bassist Brook Sutton and drummer Rob Crawford, and the
music soars into a hard-grooving blend of deep Delta stomp, jam-band
psychedelia, Muscle Shoals soul and New Orleans jazz-funk. Even in the guitar
mecca of Music City USA, Dave Isaacs commands attention.
Dave has built a reputation one of Nashville’s top guitar teachers and maintains a
busy private studio on Music Row, helping songwriters and aspiring artists develop
and hone their musical skills and artistic identity. He is a regular member of the
workshop faculty for the Nashville Songwriters Association’s annual Songposium
conference and is an active mentor in NSAI’s Pros On The Road program. In the
formal academic realm, Dave holds faculty positions at Tennessee State
University and the Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville. He is a regular contributor
to the Nashville Muse, Songwriters Connection E-Tip, and Dream Row online
magazines, and the founder and artistic director of TSU’s annual Guitar Summit.
RENEE GRANT-WILLIAMSis a vocal coach living in Nashville, TN. She is
also an active conductor, classical singer, communication skills expert, and
published author. Grant-Williams is considered one of the most effective voice
coaches in the business and has been a consultant to nearly every major record
label. Her client roster includes Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Miley Cyrus, Christina
Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Martina McBride, Keith
Urban, Jason Aldean, Dixie Chicks, Chicago, Ben Folds, Scott Stapp (Creed),
Linda Ronstadt, and more. Grant-Williams provides daily advice to singers at
www.Facebook.com/ReneeGrantWilliams She continues to make a lasting
contribution to the music industry. www.MyVoiceCoach.com
CAMARA RANDOLPHis a Career Coach and Strategist. Camara founded
Career Reconnections in 2010 for the purpose of helping high potential middle
managers reach their potential. Prior to her work as a Career Coach, Camara
served as Director of Executive and Board Relations for the Nashville Convention &
Visitors Bureau - an organization responsible for marketing Nashville as a premier
destination. She served in that role for 7 years and in a manager role 2 years prior.
Prior to her work with the Convention & Visitors Bureau, she worked with
organizations like Bath and Body Works, Nortel Networks, the journal Science.
She built a reputation as a ‘go to’ problem solver who consistently delivered
results for her constituents.
Ms. Randolph is a Professional and Business Growth Strategist. She helps
talented professionals raise their visibility, leverage social media marketing
platforms, and attract income opportunities. You can learn more about her and her
services by visiting http://www.grassrootsmarketingtools.com.
JOHN CAPEKhas achieved international acclaim as a composer, songwriter,
keyboard player, producer, arranger and scorer for feature films and television.
Rod Stewart leads the list of popular music icons who have recorded Capek
compositions. Others include Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker, Toto,
Chicago, Olivia Newton John, Little River Band, Heart, Manhattan Transfer and
John Capek’s most performed award winning songs include : “Rhythm of My
Heart”, ”This”, ”Soul on Soul” and “Carmelia”. Capek’s most performed productions
include Dan Hill’s Billboard hit duet with Vonda Sheppard, “Can’t We Try” as well
as work with Ken Tobias, Gene McLellan, Good Brothers and Downchild. As a
keyboard player, John has recorded with Diana Ross, Olivia Newton John, Stan
Rogers, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan, Dan Hill, Kermit, The Chipmunks, The
Simpsons and countless other international performers.
John’s songs are heard in the feature films, “A Perfect Storm”, “Cocktail”, “Blown
Away” and many others.
For more information go to www.johncapek.com
LEON OLGUINis co-founder and instructor Artist Continuum. Leon is an
arranger, recording engineer and producer with five independent instrumental
releases and numerous published and recorded compositions to his credit. He's a
classically trained pianist with a BA in music theory and composition. He's had
extensive experience as a studio musician, live performer, seminar leader, voice
actor, and music minister/director. His song "White as Snow" (Maranatha! Music)
reached the status of classic worship song faster than any song in the history of
Contemporary Christian Music. With his wife Sheryl Paige he has engineered,
arranged, and produced countless recordings for artists in the past 20 years.