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Art to Artist Songwriter Retreats

Watch the video to learn more about songwriter retreat workshops at Woodsong Farm, one of two homebases for these workshops.


  • Second Southport Songwriter Festival

    The Second Southport Songwriter Festival a resounding success, with over 100 songwriters at 9 events over a week's time. Songwriters from 12 states were featured, including a workshop with Eliza Gilkyson and Louisa, and concerts including premier artists Claire Lynch, Missy Raines, Jeanette and Johnny Williams, and Louisa Branscomb!

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  • Louisa Receives SPBGMA Songwriter of the Year Nomination

    In February, at the SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Awards Show held annually in Nashville, TN, Louisa was nominated for Songwriter of the Year - her 4th nomination.

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  • Nov 6 & 7 - 2015 Woodsong Farm Fall Reunion Workshop

    Woodsong welcomes back alums and new friends and songwriters! We’ll connect, reconnect, and share songs and stories, clarify strengths and growing edges, write, and rejuvenate in the autumn foothills still speckled with reds and golds.

    Nov 6 - 7, with optional master classes on the 8th.  Cost is $250 for new attendees, and $225 for alums.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DETAILS!!! 

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  • 2015 IBMA Songwriter Showcase!

    Louisa's song "Ain't No Good Goodbye," co-written with Teresa Neal, was selected for the 2015 IBMA Songwriter Showcase to be held at the World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, Sept 30 2015!

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  • Workshop October 15-18 2015!

    "Fireflies in a Jar: the Practical Magic of Songwriting" presented by PorchSong Productions in collaboration with Brunswick Community College, Southport, NC; OCT 15 - 18.

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  • Mar 13 - 15, 2015 -- 15th Annual Spring Songwriter Reunion and Workshop

    Success with Soul: Keeping Depth While Attaining Success as a Songwriter

    Mar 13-15 2015 *** Space limited. 12 places left. Registration Closes Feb. 15***

    INSTRUCTORS:Louisa Branscomb, Songwriter, Founder & Director, Woodsong Retreat
    Jeanette Williams, Award Winning Songwriter and Vocalist
    Johnny Williams, Producer, Award Winning Songwriter and Vocalist

    WHAT: A dynamic, experiential workshop designed to give you a rich creative experience, positive feedback from peers and nationally acclaimed staff, strategies for success, and an inspiring, relaxing getaway in the beautiful setting of 1850's Woodsong Farm, with spring in bloom and horses grazing on the hills.

    WHO: All levels of serious songwriters.… Read More +

  • 2015 World of Bluegrass - Louisa is a Workshop Panelist

    Get up to speed on the ins and outs of song publishing at a workshop on the topic presented at the annual IBMA World of Bluegrass conference, Oct 1, 2015.  Louisa and Sherrill Blackman will be the panelists.  

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  • New Year's Songwriting Special

    Offering a special Branscomb Mastercraft (tm) opportunity to get started as a writer, or hone your current songs, evaluate your strengths and areas for growth with award-winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb, winner of IBMA 2014 Song of the Year.  A unique personalized approach based on the Woodsong Model, founded in 1990. Skype, email, facebook or in person.  Contact Louisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Payment can be made via Paypal.  The cost is only $275.

    This special mentoring package includes:

    -Half hour initial consult/eval
    -In depth song critique on 2 songs
    -OR help starting your first song
    -Second… Read More +
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