Songwriting and Arranging – Pixie and The Partygrass Boys

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Class Details:
This workshop will explore the process of songwriting and arranging a finished song with a group of musicians. Pixie and The PGB will share their own process of writing and arranging a finished song, as well as delve into a few “tricks of the trade” to add texture and depth to songs, utilizing the musical layers that present themselves as we add more instruments to our ensemble.


The Partygrass Boys find inspiration, crafting music that channels the same highs, lows, and improvisational in-betweens. Partygrass isn’t exactly bluegrass, or newgrass, or pop, or punk, or rock and roll. They fall somewhere in between it all, and that’s exactly how they like it. Drawing influence from the bluegrass roots of Appalachia and transporting it straight to the western edge of the Rockies, Pixie and the Partygrass Boys create a uniquely American sound. Inspired by landscapes from coast to coast, the group combines classical training with jazz, Broadway, pop-punk, and an unabashed love for having a good time.