3 Songwriters on Songwriting: The Art and Craft of Writing a Good Song

DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE – Tipitina’s Co-Op Lafayette and Acadiana Center for the Arts are proud to present a discussion geared towards local songwriters looking to enhance their craft. Area songwriters (David Egan, Johanna Divine, & Brother Dege) engage in a panel discussion/Q & A regarding the art of songwriting.

3 Songwriters on Songwriting: The Art and Craft of Writing a Good Song will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 6 – 7:30 pm located at

Acadiana Center for the Arts, James D. Moncus Theater, 101 W. Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501

This event is FREE so enjoy yourself and learn from some great local musicians.

Three acclaimed Acadiana based Songwriters will give their expert opinions on how to write a good song. The evening will begin with a discussion moderated by Tipitina’s Co-Op Lafayette’s Manager and local musician Chad Fouquier. Topics will include song structure, how to begin writing, editing, collaboration and publishing. From there, the floor will open up to a question and answer session with participants. Everyone from the novice to the professional musician will find value in this focused discussion.

Panelist biographies are listed below. Participation is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.

David Egan – David Egan has just released his third solo album, simply titled, “David Egan.” When he is not writing, recording or working with his band, 20 Years of Trouble, he will likely be quite busy playing piano and singing with swamp pop Supergroup, Lil’ Band O’ Gold. His original songs are always in demand, having been recorded by Irma Thomas, Etta James, Marcia Ball, Joe Cocker, Johnny Adams, Solomon Burke and many others. Egan’s solo releases and performances have proven him to be a keen interpreter of his own soulful material, as often there is no interpretation to match that of a song’s creator. Egan resides in Lafayette, LA with his wife and son.

Johanna Divine – Johanna Divine is a Knoxville-born songwriter, singer and radio host whose Southern roots – from Tennessee to Texas, Florida to Louisiana – have inspired a soulful and wide-ranging body of work. In 2010, she released the acclaimed album “Mile High Rodeo” and brought her original burlesque-inspired musical, Le Reve de Marionettes, to New York for the International Fringe Festival. In 2013, she completed a second album of original tunes, “Electric Tide”, signing on as a songwriter with Universal Music later that year. Her tunes have been included in feature films, documentaries, television shows and recorded by both French and U.S. artists. Her rooted, personal approach to songwriting inspired TimeOut New York to call her music “lovely and impressive,” while No Depression says she’s “one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years”.

Brother Dege – Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg) Like the mad lovechild of Son House and Faulkner, Legg has burned a colorful trail to the Promised Land. Avoiding traditional career paths, he has spent as much time exploring the backwoods weirdness of his home state as he has forging his own brand of incendiary, “psyouthern” roots music.   Since the late 90s, Dege has pushed slide, resonators, and the deep south, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, melding elements of folk, Delta blues, punk, rock, metal, hippie ragas, and outlaw county into one blasted, raw whole.
In 2012, famed film director Quentin Tarantino personally hand-picked Brother Dege’s song Too Old to Die Young to be featured in his latest release Django Unchained.  The song has found its way to the airwaves courtesy of Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM radio and Seattle’s influential KEXP 90.3.  Additionally, Brother Dege’s track Hard Row To Hoe has been licensed as the theme song to Discovery Channel’s After The Catch. Brother Dege’s second album How To Kill A Horse is out now.

For more information on this event please contact:

Chad Fouquier – Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op Lafayette
(337) 534-0951

Sarah Brown – Acadiana Center for the Arts
(337) 233-7060