SAMW is Summer Acoustic Music Week, an adult Summer camp for people who like or would like to sing and play the roots-based alternate popular music of America, sometimes called “folk music,” and – as it turns out – for singer/songwriters who wish to hone their craft in the company of peers. Lorraine is one of the co-founders of SAMW. She became Musical Director when the Founding All-Father Dick Pleasants retired.
One guiding principle at SAMW is that teaching staff will always be active performers whose art is steeped in tradition. Another is that too much work -work makes artists run and hide whenever they can. SAMW campers get to spend hours with the stars, not only in class but at the beach, at meals, on the porch, no one is working too hard and everyone’s having fun.
Week 1 July 13 – 19, 2014