Song Travelers Writing retreat 2019

with Wyatt Easterling and Chuck McDowell


Live Well Farm hosts Nashville multi-platinum songwriter Wyatt Easterling, Atlanta based Chuck McDowell of ESOEBO for a weekend devoted to honing your songwriting skills. They will create the environment for you to find your inspiration, effectively put your ideas to song, refine your co-writing skills and overcome what holds back your self-expression. Song Travelers focuses on your personal writer’s voice and goals, so there will be something for all levels of writing experience and skill. You do not have to play an instrument to attend, and you do not have to have written a song.

Registration is now open for this 3-6 October 2019 retreat through our Contact page; Subject line - SONGTRAVELERS.

Wyatt Easterling

A multi-platinum songwriter with cuts “Modern Day Drifter” Dierks Bentley; “Life’s So Funny” Joe Diffy, Neal McCoy, Billy Joe Royal, Paul Thorn, Wyatt Easterling with 30+ years music industry experience signed multi-platinum selling artists John Michael Montgomery, Tracey Lawrence, Neal McCoy, (Atlantic Records) and Keith Urban, Paul Thorn (Miles Copeland, Sting, The Police, IRS Records.)

Upon opening Bugle Publishing Group Wyatt and Miles launched “The Castle Songwriters Retreat,” giving Bugle’s Nashville writers the opportunity to collaborate with the many artists Easterling and Copeland came in contact within Nashville, L.A., New York, and London. Held at Mile’s stunning château in the South of France, the event hosted luminaries including Carole King, Cher, Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nelson Chapman, Ted Nugent, Stewart Copeland, Peter Frampton, Paul Young, and Keith Urban to name a few. The event became known as “The Castle” and was a very coveted invitation among the world’s best-known artists.

Wyatt's 2017 release of Diving Rod (Phoenix Rising Records) made it to #5 of the Folk charts. Contact Wyatt for more  information about Song Travelers at

Wyatt's website


Chuck McDowell

Chuck McDowell is an award-winning songwriter and entertainer with a reputation as a remarkably prolific songwriter in songwriting circles around the country. Clever and driven in his pursuit to write better songs, his focus and energy has gained attention from and garnered co-writes with some of the most lauded songwriters & lyricists of our day.

A romantic, an innovator and a wildly creative personality, he first put together the eclectic ESOEBO (Eclectic Selections Of Everything But Opera), a guitar/cello duo with Gail Burnett that re-imagines and re-invents a wide variety of cover songs. Gwinnett Magazine named ESOEBO as Atlanta's Best Entertainer of the Year in 2014. ESOEBO has 4 albums to their credit with Chuck as the primary songwriter. His live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp.

In 2016, he won one of the south’s most prestigious songwriter competitions, Eddie Owen Presents Song Writer Shootout.  He regularly performs festivals such as 30A Songwriter Festival, Wire and Wood, and Folk Alliance International. Chuck hosts a web based TV format called Wednesday Writer Series featuring 2 national and 1 local songwriter.

Chuck's website

The Details

Live Well Farm, Harpswell, ME

Check-in: Thursday 3pm, 3 October 2019

Check-out: Sunday noon, 6 October 2019

$1500* all inclusive (meals, lodging, session work) 4 days/3 nights

*$950 all inclusive (meals, session work, no accommodations) Other lodging options available for overflow upon request.

50% deposit due with registration confirmation; balance due by 15 September 2019. 

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancellation received by 1 September 2019.