OQ Farm Songwriters Festival Brings Music to the Green Mountains

OQ Farm Songwriters Festival Brings Music to the Green Mountains

The hills of OQ Farm were once again alive with the sounds of fabulous music at the second annual OQ Songwriters Festival. Songwriters from around the country spent several days at the farm, working together in small groups, creating new music and collaborating on existing pieces.

Grammy award-winning producer and Sword & Spoon partner Charlie Peacock assembled the songwriters and orchestrated the programming. For the musicians, being surrounded by the quiet beauty of the farm was a welcome respite from their busy worlds.

“Thank you for giving us a place and time to step back, connect with beautiful people and surroundings, and create!  It’s ironic that even though music is what I do every single day, it can still be hard to find time to do that,” said musician and songwriter Scott Mulvahill

“The time spent at OQ was very fruitful! I wrote some songs that I’m sure I’ll be using down the road.”

The festival was capped off by the OQ Farm Songwriters Festival Concert, a free, open-to-the-public, that takes place in the natural amphitheater of the farm’s hills.

Featured performers included:

Castro (featuring American Idol finalist Jason Castro)

Gabi Wilson (19-year-old Sony recording artist)

Brooke Waggoner (Artist/Composer — Jack White collaborator)

Scott Mulvahill (Artist and Bassist with Ricky Skaggs)

Sam Ashworth (Songwriter/Recording Artist, Laid Back Luke, Rui)

Ellie Schmidly (Artist/Songwriter)

Alanna-Marie Boudreau (Artist/Songwriter)

Swagg R’Celious (Hit Producer/Songwriter)

Andre Henry (Artist/Songwriter)

The Stellas (CCMA 2013 Duo of the Year)

Daves Highway (YouTube Stars)

2L0A0617_2 2L0A0615_2 2L0A0609_2 2L0A0639_2 2L0A0647_2 2L0A0630_2 2L0A0623 2L0A0637_2 Version 2 2L0A0553_213522904_633104113519032_5817337916976392484_o 13575899_633103720185738_9167331791041580600_o 13559118_633104560185654_153559518277054564_o 13517449_633103363519107_3776945197489138269_o 13581940_633103960185714_8265591825783401275_o 2L0A0810 13581997_633103593519084_1007566707830817248_o 13584722_633105066852270_6518197154707521671_o 2L0A0834 2L0A0751_2 2L0A0784 2L0A0758_2 2L0A0794 2L0A0828 2L0A0852 2L0A0800 2L0A0877 2L0A0798 2L0A0873