An important message from the Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center:
Due to the coronavirus and with an abundance of caution, the Bay Spring Community Center has suspended all onsite programming until further notice. We are currently running some great virtual programming and will be expanding our list of offerings.
Our top priority is the health and safety of community members. For reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the websites of the RI Department of Health and the CDC.
To see our upcoming virtual events, please see the list below or check our Facebook page.
All Virtual Venue
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops
@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room
RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs. Everyone is welcome to be part of the collaborative process. You’ll be amazed at the music that is written and often recorded during these sessions.
The workshops will be held using Zoom conferencing. You can participate from the comfort of your own home. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information. (Please include the words “Songwriting Workshop” in the subject of your email.)
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm (Zoom meeting will open at 6:45.)
Location: The Bay Spring Community Center’s Virtual Zoom Room
Cost: You can choose how much you would like to donate.
Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:
(Kids under 12 are always free!)
Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.
In Mark’s words…
“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.
It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way. A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be). People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”
About the artist…
Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears. He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges. Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.