WORKSHOP: Saturday-September 21st, 2019

9am to 4pm - Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center

 This is a Special ...

"Two Heads Are Better Than One"

Workshop on Co-Writing (and more)!

Winning song will be recorded at Boggy Branch Studio as a full demo

Workshop led by Tricia Walker - SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO

Held at Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center, Ocean Springs

Workshop Outline

8:30 am...Gather, coffee, etc.

9:00 am...‘Refresher’ Lecture (forms, techniques, exercises, etc.)

10:15 am...Short Break

10:30 am...Breakout groups - generate ideas - choose a co-writer

12:00 pm...Lunch

1:00 pm...Song business Q & A

1:30 pm...Break out groups continue - song ‘coaching’

2:45 pm...Song presentations/critiques - Best Song Chosen

4:00 pm...It’s a wrap!

Seating is limited. Please register by clicking the link right to reserve your seat.

You may also register by email ... but the link  is your best choice.


Special Price:  $60 per person for the whole event

including the production of the Demo for the winning

Song Writing Team.

MS Songwriter Alliance Gold Members will receive a discount. ( -$20)

Location: Will be at the at Gulf Hills Banquet Room


Production of Winning Song will be at Boggy Branch Studio

We will have some help from some fine musicians

Details on the Production of Winning Song will be discussed with the winning team


To Reserve Your Spot

Click the link below to reserve your spot.   Yes! We accept tuition fees online!

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Tricia Walker is a singer and songwriter whose songs are steeped in the

passion, pain and grace of the American South. Born and raised in

Mississippi, Tricia has become one of the clearest voices of her own time

and place. Her music has been recorded by Faith Hill, Patty Loveless and

Alison Krauss, whose performance of Tricia’s Looking in the Eyes of Love

earned a GRAMMY® award. A recording artist herself, Tricia’s CD, “The

Heart of Dixie,” thoughtfully captures the songwriter’s view of the South

with well-placed lyrics and music reflecting her folk, 

R & B and storytellinginfluences.

She has performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Tin Pan

South Songwriting Festival in Nashville.

Tricia returned to her native Mississippi in 2006 to become director of the

Delta Music Institute, an entertainment industry studies program at her

alma mater, Delta State University. After retiring from DSU in the summer

of 2019, she was awarded the title of Director Emeritus and plans to

develop new musical and creative projects for Big Front Porch

Productions. Tricia was recently honored with the 2019 Lifetime

Achievement Award by the Mississippi Writer’s Guild.


The recording session includes a little help from friends:



Ty was born in Moss Point, Mississippi into a musical family. Having a father who was a  well known local musician, and two brothers who are excellent musicians in their own right, Ty begin to learn from them all at a very early age. Ty began playing shows at age eight, and has been playing nonstop sense. It wasn’t long before folks began to take notice of Ty’s natural guitar ability, and he was soon being sought after as a studio musician on the local scene. To date, Ty has done several sessions of studio work in Nashville, and is a regular “go to” guy at the well known, Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana. 

Besides being a super guitarist, Ty also plays several other instruments, to include 5 string banjo and pedal steel guitar. Ty’s talent as a song writer began to take shape over ten years ago, and his skills are evident in the fact that he co-wrote all the songs on his current album “Living The Wildlife”



 Starting at age 10, Kevin started playing drums and had his first professional gig at age 16.  He has played with many bands over the years, which gave him the opportunity to open for B.B. King, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, Asleep At The Wheel, Bobby Rush, and Bobby Blue Bland.  For two years he ran sound for a casino working with major headliners. Kevin worked at the Mary C running sound, where he met the Mississippi Songwriters.  He now has the honor of being a Board Member.