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First at Four: Celebrating the art of songwriting

Stroll through scenic Southport, listening to the songs from those who wrote them during this week’s Southport Songwriter Festival. (Source: Southport Songwriter Festival) Stroll through scenic Southport, listening to the songs from those who wrote them during this week’s Southport Songwriter Festival. (Source: Southport Songwriter Festival)
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Stroll through scenic Southport, listening to the songs from those who wrote them during this week’s Southport Songwriter Festival.

Louisa Branscomb joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about the second year for the event, which brings 75 songwriters together with events throughout the week.

“We believe music has the ability to bring people together,” Branscomb said, highlighting the diverse lineup of events and genres at this year’s event.

For a full schedule, click here.

“We believe music shared when by the people and when you can be a part of that up close and personal is a special experience,” Branscomb said.

The event is organized by the ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance, whose mission is to use songwriting to bridge the differences between people and to support songwriters. 

The event also promotes the arts, businesses and amenities of Southport.

Branscomb, who organized the event, is the winner of two Grammy Awards and two Song of the Year Awards for her work on “Steel Rails”, recorded by Alison Krauss, and “Dear Sister”, recorded by co-writer Claire Lynch.

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