West Coast Songwriters (WCS) presents Jim Bruno for an intimate songwriting workshop in Davis, CA. Bruno’s credits include songs recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Thad Cockrell, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie McAllister of Red Molly. As a performing singer-songwriter (performing with Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, and others), he has taught songwriting at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley and at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.
Experienced in negotiating song publishing agreements with Bug Music, Welk Music Group, and Largo Music, and having his own publishing company (Jimmy Bruno Music), Bruno currently holds a music publishing agreement with Universal Music Group and is an affiliated Publisher and Songwriter with BMI and the Harry Fox Agency, as well as being a voting member of the Recording Academy.
Bruno will cover the function of each song component (verses, choruses, bridges), differentiating between sections through lyrics and melody, combating writer’s block, poetic devices, the value of cover songs, and more.