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Artist in Residence: John Salaway Workshops and Concert

Lake Junaluska Artists in Residence will welcome guest artist John Salaway for song writing workshops and a concert Wednesday -Thursday, September 20-21.

John Salaway Basic Song Writing Workshop
Wednesday, September 20 |  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Wilson Complex Room 7
John will discuss the song writing process and work with the group to compose an original song.
Free admission. Advance registration required.
Register online for the Basic Song Writing Workshop.

John Salaway Advanced Song Writing Workshop
Thursday, September 21 |  2-4- p.m. | Wilson Complex Room 7
John will discuss advanced song writing and work one-on-one and with small groups in break-out sessions.
Free admission. Advance registration required.
Register online for the Advanced Song Writing Workshop.

John Salaway in Concert
Thursday, September 21 | 7 p.m. | Lake Junaluska Memorial Chapel
Free admission. There will be a free will offering to benefit the Lake Junaluska Artists in Residence.

*This program is sponsored by the Lake Junaluska Artists in Residence committee with grant funding by the Lake Junaluska Intentional Growth Center


About John Salaway

Frontman. Acclaimed Grammy considered songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of the city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also playing shows with acts like Peter Frampton, Ben Folds, Anderson East, Zach Williams, and Denny Laine from the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s Wings. He’s a drummer. A guitarist. A pianist. And with albums like 2019’s Americana Dreams, he shows the full range of his abilities, mixing a lifelong appreciation for the Beatles’ classic pop melodies with the southern-fried sounds of his adopted hometown. Salaway’s recent album ‘Salvation’ features musicians from Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cage the Elephant, Smashing Pumpkins, Anderson East, Peter Frampton’s band and more! The album has been on hundreds of radio stations around the world and featured in American Songwriter magazine, UK Americana association & more! His songs have been also performed by other artists at the famous Grande Ole Opry, and on radio, TV and venues all over the country.

Salaway has shared the stage or studio with: Peter Frampton, Ben Folds, Charles Esten, Moon Taxi, Anderson East, Zach Williams, The SteelDrivers, The Zombies, Steve Cropper (Stax/The Blues Brothers) Denny Laine (Moody Blues/Paul McCartney & Wings), The Wild Feathers, Vince Herman, Geoff Emerick (Beatles studio engineer), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Gordon Kennedy (Garth Brooks band), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Lincoln Parish (Cage the Elephant), Katie Cole (Smashing Pumpkins), Troy Luccketta (Tesla), Kenny Olsen (Kid Rock), Stuart Mathis (the Wallflowers) & many more!


John Salaway

Event Details:

September 20, 2023–September 21, 2023