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The Goffin & King Foundation Presents

Louise Goffin and Friends 

Songs and Stories

First stop Austin, TX

Singer-songwriter, recording artist, and producer, Louise Goffin has been making music since she was 8. With some very special songwriter friends the audience will be taken on a transformational journey all about SONGS, their power, and what great songwriting can bring to our culture. 

An engaging and entertaining listening experience, Promising the stories behind songs well known and how new ones are written – with a rare treasure trove of stories. Louise is a great storyteller and performer and I have noticed that when people cheer in the audience for an act, they cheer more for the song than the person! As we all know, people go out and sell out who are cover bands because of the songs!”

The tour is an inaugural launch of the Goffin-King Foundation’s history-making. Did Goffin and King have any hits when they first walked into their publishers office? Nope!!

Goffin is the founder of the Goffin-King Foundation an educational registered 501 (c) (3) dedicated to empowering songwriters with a mission to honor and preserve the legacy, inspiration and excellence of Gerry Goffin & Carole King’ s songwriting. Louise also created, produces and hosts Song Chronicles – a podcast featuring exclusive in-depth conversations about career-defining moments with songwriters, musicians, recording artists, as well as behind-the-scenes business executives. 

She is currently producing and releasing singles from her 11th album, and working on a one-woman show. She earned a Grammy nomination for Carole King’s album, “A Holiday Carole” and is known by generations of loyal Gilmore Girls fans for singing on the opening theme.

The Goffin-King Foundation hosts highly sought-after retreats for songwriting. As the director of these retreats, Louise is regarded as both a mentor for aspiring songwriters and a guiding influence with a treasure trove of experience in her DNA. She produces retreats that connect songwriters and provides them with valuable opportunities to collaborate and enhance their craft, especially those who may feel isolated in their pursuit of writing the next “great song”. We warmly invite fortunate audiences to an engaging and truly unique event of music, storytelling, history, humor, participation, and exceptional talent… an experience that will remain etched in their memories for a long time.

The Goffin & King Foundation is a registered educational 501 (c)(3) dedicated to empowering songwriters while preserving the legacy & inspiration of Gerry Goffin & Carole King’s songwriting. 



Landon and Jesse, two friends, philosopher poets, and songsters met in Nashville in 2022 and immediately shared a love of books, red wine, and music. Both having recently undergone a reinvention during the pandemic, they hit the road with guitars in hand in 2022 to resume the path of artistic exploration, bringing forth their particular brand of lyrically rich and vocally resplendent solo songwriting.”

JDE_NOV_DEC_TOURJesse Daniel Edwards is an independent songwriter from the small mountain town of Cuyamaca, CA where he grew up without TV, internet, or significant exposure to the outside world. Leaving home at 16, he spent his late teens busking on street corners around the US and abroad.

While singing outside of honky tonks on Music Row in Nashville, TN, Jesse struck up a friendship with Al Bunetta (John Prine). Bunetta served as a mentor to the young artist, encouraging Jesse to tour full-time in the years to follow.

Jesse currently resides in Nashville and continues to write, record, and perform. His latest album “Violensia” (produced by Joe Chiccarelli) releases in fall 2022. His collaborative project, Juni Ata, features releases produced by Steve Cropper alongside arranger Jacob Rosswog. Their latest single, “Someone Else’s Rising Sun”, arrives in summer of 2022, with an ensuing EP release to follow.

 LANDONPIGG_NOV_DEC_TOUR “Landon Pigg grew up between Nashville, TN and Oak Park, IL where he learned to sing as a child working alongside his father and two siblings on commercial jingles.  Encouraged by both parents to develop and pursue his own original musical leanings, he began to write and self-produce musical material under his own name during his teen years. 

   In his own words, Landon describes his earliest forays into recording: 

   “Processing the highs and lows of grade school, I found catharsis in the process. Stacking harmonies was a blast, and dad’s studio set-up was like a magical playground for me. Time slipped by in warp speed as I punched in and out, trying to get it right.”

   After his song “Sailed On” appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Landon and Eric Rosse’s collaboratively penned “The Way It Ends” was featured on the 2010 season finale of the show and subsequently went into national rotation. Pigg embarked upon a publicity tour which found him booked on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, and other media outlets including a radio tour, as well as appearances in Teen Vogue, Glamour and Performing Songwriter magazines.

   His body of work saw increasing placements in films and tv including One Tree Hill, Shrek Forever After, commercials for De Beers and AT&T- which garnered an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2020, his cover of “Young at Heart” enjoyed a resurgence on Apple TV’s The Morning Show.

   Along with songwriting, producing, and touring, Landon has appeared as an actor in television and film, with credits including Parenthood, Whip It and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

   Currently residing in Nashville, Landon has a new record forthcoming, with select live appearances on tour in the fall of 2022.

   “Above all I value connecting with others and contributing to a safe space for conversation and personal growth. 

   Here’s to humble beginnings and even humbler conclusions. To the richness life has to offer, often times through the eyes of another soul.  


p.s See you on the road (or in the movies).


Schreiner University is about to kick off its Sunday Afternoon Songwriters concert series at the new Trailhead complex on the Schreiner campus, with the debut show featuring Texas songwriting legend Shake Russell on the afternoon of June 13.  

The shows will be mostly every other Sunday afternoon, from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.  Schreiner Songkeeper Bill Muse, a veteran singer/songwriter in his own right, will host the series, featuring a different guest artist for each show.  Muse has taken advantage of his long association with touring performing songwriters from across the country to put together an impressive lineup, including:

  • Shake Russell (Houston) – June 13
  • Johnny Chops (Austin) – June 27
  • Dana Cooper (Nashville) – July 11
  • Warren Hood (Austin) – July 25
  • The Flyin A’s (Austin) – August 8
  • Bernice Lewis (western Mass) – August 15
  • Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines (Texas Hill Country) – August 29
  • Doug Wintch (Salt Lake City) and Ken Gaines (Houston) – September 12
  • Michael Bowers and Siobhan Quinn (Austin) – September 19
  • Steve Fisher (northeast Texas and Oklahoma) and Bernice Lewis (western Mass) – September 26
  • Michael McNevin (SF Bay area, California) – October 10
  • Buddy Mondlock (Nashville) – October 24

The series will demonstrate the ethos of the Schreiner Songkeeper program, that is the preservation and support of the indigenous art form of the Texas Hill Country – songwriting.  While many of the feature artists have written songs that have become chart toppers for major recording stars, the lineup is filled with poets of the first order, and this venue and this format will create a unique opportunity to hear the songs the way they were originally conceived.  At the same time, all of these artists are proven performers whose shows have impressed audiences from northern Europe to southern California, from Boston to Austin, and from Nashville to Kerrville.  And to preserve the craft, Muse and his feature artists will not only play their own songs, but will throw in a few tunes from legendary Texas songwriters who have passed on, but who collectively created the world-famous genre of the Texas singer/songwriter.

The Schreiner Trailhead is an inviting, family-friendly venue, with a great set of amenities, including – besides a great outdoor stage and dance floor in the shade of some nice oak trees, alongside the Trailhead Beer Garden, multiple food trucks, an outdoor gaming court with washer and cornhole pitch, a sand volleyball court, and much more.  Y’all come on out.