We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM, in the L.L. Rice room of the Jefferson Center, in Roanoke. The meeting starts at 7:30.
The meeting generally starts with a brief summary of club business, then sometimes some sort of short workshop or presentation, and then we get down to the business of critique-ing songs. Members bring recordings of their songs, either on a mobile device, or CD (sorry, no cassette tapes), and enough lyric sheets to go around (usually around 25-30 of us attend). There is a short setup, then the recording is played (or the song is performed live), and then members comment, and write other comments on the lyric sheets. On any given night, we lovingly go thorugh about 8-12 songs.
Members are coached to be honest, thoughtful, gentle and supportive, and you are virtually guaranteed that your song will come out better on the other end, if you’re open to the idea.