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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1:00 pm (edt)
Tune in this Tuesday when singer/songwriter Charlie Phillips stops by Walk Right In (heard every Tuesday from noon to 2 pm edt) to chat with Rebecca about the "Survivors" song-writing group that started with Jimmie Dale Gilmore in 1999.
Rebecca and Charlie will discuss the Survivors' annual reunion and benefit for Camp Albemarle that will take place at the Batesville Store on May 26. Charlie will also bring along great music from some of those survivors.
In July 1999, 25 songwriters attended the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY to attend a songwriting workshop given by Jimmie Dale Gilmore. From this week-long workshop, lifelong friendships and creative collaborations were forged among the attendees. So profound was the workshop that some of the attendees reconvene every May at Camp Albemarle in Charlottesville, Virginia to continue the collaborative process set in motion by Gilmore.
This year marks the 12th annual reunion of this group now known as the “Survivors”. Each year, the Survivors hold a benefit concert at a local venue to perform their latest songs. This year’s show will take place on Thursday May 26th at the Batesville Store in Batesville, VA and will benefit Camp Albemarle. Camp Albemarle was built by the CCC and is used by the 4H Club and City and County schools for environmental education.
The Survivors encourage you to come out to the Batesville Store on May 26th to support both the musicians and Camp Albemarle. Showtime is 6:30pm and donations are welcomed.
Submitted by Peter Jones on behalf of WTJU Folk