UPDATE: An e-mail from event organizers states that, due to “overwhelming demand,” the songwriting talk has been moved to the Emmett Robinson Theatre in the Simons Center for the Arts (54 St. Phillip St.). Doors will open at 5:30 according to the e-mail, and those who have received confirmation from their RSVPs are asked to find their seat by 6:10. At that time, any remaining seats will be given to people in the standby line on a first come, first served basis.

The College of Charleston’s Arts Management Program will host a talk on the topic of songwriting on Mon. Jan. 27 featuring local luminaries Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst. The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. in Room 309 the Emmett Robinson Theatre at the Simons Center for the Arts (54 St. Philip St.). The event is open to the public, but attendees are required to RSVP at inthemixcharleston@gmail.com.

The talk, hosted by CofC adjunct professor and Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan, will be the first in a monthly “In the Mix: Music Industry Exchanges” series hosted by the school and sponsored by Borboleta Audio Mastering. Rucker, the Hootie frontman who has reinvented himself as a country superstar, will be joined by Hearst, who is one-half of the local powerhouse folk-rock duo Shovels & Rope.

Upcoming Music Industry Exchanges will include:

• Feb. 24: In the Studio: A discussion of producing albums with Frank Rogers (Darius Rucker producer / Sea Gayle Music), Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra producer), and Eric Bass (Shinedown bass player / Ocean Industries Studios)

• March 31: On the Road: A discussion of touring with Dolph Ramseur (Manager of Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Jerrod Wilkins (Manager of Duncan Sheik and NY Dolls)

• April (date not yet determined): Music Gone Viral: A discussion of online distribution with speakers TBA

Here’s a video of Rucker doing what he does best:

YouTube video

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