spiderweb salon's songwriting scholarship
This project was originally conceived in late 2017, when a song by Elia Tamplin met an idea of Conor Wallace's (Spiderweb co-founder) and they decided to try something new! After a productive half-day in the Shiny Sound Recording Studio with a whole cast of musicians & friends, there was a tangible, beautiful product from everyone's hard work: THE SONG!
And we got to thinking: why don’t we do this all the time, with many different musicians, to create a whole catalog of new songs and sounds?
With that simple idea, our songwriting scholarship was born. Teamed up with Shiny Sound Recording Studio, we’ve been inviting a new musician every month to record an original piece of music to share with the world.
Like everything else that finds its way into our hearts and our features collection, we're also pairing everything written, sung, or strummed with fresh new art as it's released. In the case of this project, every song will be accompanied by a beautiful new piece by Spiderweb artist & friend, Marco Zavala. Consider this just one more awesome reason to check back with us and see what's new!
Spiderweb superfan note: You could trace our desire to capture the essence of this project all the way back to the days of Forever & Everest, a pre-Spiderweb endeavor in which some of us would lock ourselves in the studio and, led by Corbin Childs and Jacob Greenan, would go on to record dozens & dozens of songs with friends near & far from 2011-2015.