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MAS presents Songwriting Workshop with Sally Barris at Schmitt Music Edina

The Minnesota Association of Songwriters proudly presents a “Songwriting Workshop Series” at Schmitt Music stores in the Twin Cities:

Join us at Schmitt Music Edina for a great songwriting workshop with Sally Barris on Saturday, July 26 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

Sally Barris has a voice like sparkling crystal. You could have knocked me over with a feather the first time I heard her. Her writing is from a deep, yet innocent, place and her point of view is just a bit off center. I am excited for her, she is standing at the beginning of her journey in this town, with all of it ahead of her. It reminds me of the first time I heard Beth Nielson-Chapman or Nanci Griffith. It’s going to be fun to watch.” – Kathy Mattea

Admission: $20 at the door. Please RSVP to save your spot: call 612-238-9930 or to fill out the online RSVP form.

Watch Sally perform “Little Voice,” recorded at Coopers House in Columbia, MD:


Sally BarrisSally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.

While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano. Dirty Linen says, “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are as forthright as a stream of clear water and how to support them with melodies that share that quality.”

When Sally is not touring solo, she is known as “Sister Waymore” in the power trio The Waymores, with Tom Kimmel and Don Henry. In the last three years, the Chaska, Minnesota native has performed at Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, The Wildflower Festival
and The Kerrville Folk Festival. Sally is currently touring with her new CD.

Visit Sally’s website: to learn more.

JohnsmithThe Minnesota Association of Songwriters is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the art of creating original music by combining arts, education and community outreach – CELEBRATING 20 YEARS: 1994-2014!

The M.A.S. “Songwriting Workshop Series” will include events in August and October 2014, and one in June 2015. CLICK HERE to view the series informational flier.

Learn more about the Minnesota Association of SongwritersCLICK HERE.

Sally is also performing at a “House Concert” on Saturday evening:

Sally Barris House Concert

You can also get “one-on-one reviews and instruction” on Sunday, July 27 from 12 pm to 5 pm at Schmitt Music Edina for $30 per half hour. Reserve time at