Sue Ray

Songwriting 2019

Regular price $360.00 $0.00
Masterclass Schedule

TUES 30 APR 10–4pm

WED 1 MAY 9–4pm

THUR 2 MAY 9–4pm

NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. Please also note you may be an unstoppable show off once you've got these skills unVanessVanessa Wallacea Wallaceder your belt. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).

What you'll learn:

Work with this multi-award-winning singer/songwriter as she reveals the magic behind catchy hooks, harmonies and memorable lyrical journeys.  

Sue will work with you in a small group setting, focussing on:

- The basics of songwriting 

- How to co-write with others and how to navigate the whole experience

- Do It Yourself "Marketing tips"

- Do It Yourself "Networking Tips"

With comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Patsy Cline and Brandi Carlile, Sue’s sound is an eclectic mix of old school classic country steeped with a southern blues vibe and yet creates her own unique, easily recognisable alternative country sound. Her high energy and passionate live shows are her draw card, wowing audiences worldwide with a big sound, catchy hooks, lots of harmonies and her ability to draw the crowd into the performance, bringing them along for a memorable journey they are sure to remember.

In the past five years, Sue has had accrued awards and nominations, from “Most Promising New Talent” in the 2013 Deadly awards to “Female Artist Of The Year” in the QLD Music Awards that same year.

In 2012, “Red Roses” was nominated for “Country Album Of The Year” in the AIR Independent Music Awards, and later that year received a QMusic award for “Best Indigenous Track”. Most recently, in 2018 Sue won the World/Folk category in the QMusic awards for her track “Junior Was His Name”."


Arrive at the beautiful Woodfordia either the morning of, or the day prior to your workshop starting. The address is 87 Woodrow Road, the home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Follow the signs to the reception venue and you'll be greeted and registered and shown your tent or van space. Detailed accommodation options will be released in early February. But the quick version is: own camping or van is free, or you can hire a pre-erected tent or something fancy so you'll feel like a star (we're working on caravans, glamping and teepees!). You are also welcome to travel to site each day if you prefer. 

Artisan Feast!

Don't forget that this night (THURSDAY May 2) is the night of our Artisan Feast, inclusive in your ticket price, with a bar featuring drinks at 80s prices and a night of entertainment and delicious chef-cooked food.   

The Planting Festival May 3-5th

Don’t want the fun to end? We can help! This year’s Artisan Camp is held in the lead-up to The Planting Festival, which begins on FRIDAY May 3 after the final Artisan Feast. Don’t worry, you can sleep in till lunchtime and stay in your tent or van throughout The Planting Festival.

We'd also like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival tickets as a thank-you for attending the Artisan Camp 2019. Upon purchase, you will receive an email with instructions about how to receive your discount.


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