Workshop to help Niagara songwriters put it all together

Niagara Falls band A Sea of ​​Gold and Burgundy wants to let you in on some secrets.

The newly reformed trio will present a songwriting workshop at Camp Cataract on November 17, drawing on decades of combined musical experience and tricks of the trade.

Band member CD Onofrio will host the event along with local songwriters Laurel Minnes, Whitney Peterson and Brandon Agnew.

On the program will be:

  • Get insight into each entertainer’s songwriting process
  • Commit to creating a song with band support

  • Start your own song and collect feedback
  • Tools of the Trade for Every Animator

The Workshop is the final adventure in A Sea of ​​Gold and Burgundy, who recently released their first new music in 11 years. The group emerged from the cultural revival of Queen Street in the 2000s.

The trio – Onofrio, Aaron Berger and Nathanial Goold – are partnering with the Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund to organize the workshop.

“For Nathanial, CD and me, writing songs and bringing them to life together has been deeply rewarding and healing,” says Berger.

“There is something so mysterious about the way songs emerge. We are grateful to have the support of the (cultural fund) to provide this opportunity for beginners or more experienced songwriters to deepen their craft and inspire their imagination.

The workshop is free. Donations will be accepted on site for Pathstone Mental Health.

It runs from 7-9 p.m. at Camp Cataract, 4317 Queen Street, Niagara Falls.

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