At the Library 10/20/22

At the Library
by LeAnn Kunz

Iowa singer/songwriter Carol Montag will be visiting the Washington Writers’ Workshop on
Saturday, October 22, from 10 am to noon at the Washington Public Library. She will be
presenting a special songwriting workshop, which will include discussion of why we write
songs, what makes a good song and a good songwriter, the categories of songs, song forms, and
tools of the trade, as well as the roadblocks and hard truths of the craft. This workshop is open to
adults and teens and no registration is required.
Carol will also be giving a free concert at 2 pm on that same day where she will be performing
the music of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, as well as original music. She has been
described by folk music legend Tom Paxton as a “genuine discovery” and “the best thing to
come out of Iowa since Bonnie Koloc.” Her influences include Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Eva
Cassidy, Julie Andrews, John Denver, and James Taylor to name a few. She has recorded four
solo albums and two Christmas CDs. She was commissioned to write music for Ballet Iowa and
Ballet LaCrosse and performed live with both companies. Carol was invited by the US
Ambassador of Cambodia, Kennet Quinn, to perform at the 2010 World Food Prize Laureate
Award Ceremony. Carol performs original songs, traditional and contemporary folk, and songs
from the Great American Songbook on acoustic guitar and piano.
Our community is fortunate to have Carol spending the day with us. Please join us for one or
both of these events.