2020 Summer EP Challenge

Check out the 14 EPs our community created during the August, 2020 EP challenge. Want to participate in the next one? Join our email list.

I am so proud of everyone who threw down on the August EP Challenge. When I first had the idea, my expectations were pretty low—maybe we would get four or five EPs out of the group. We got fourteen!!

My takeaways

a) Creating an EP with a community is waaaaaay easier than creating one in a vacuum.

b) Being able to point to a collection of my work is REALLY satisfying. Even though my songs weren't recorded in a professional studio, I am proud of myself for getting it done, and feel deeply connected with my fellow songwriters who were there right alongside me. And the happy surprises keep rolling in.

c) Having a time-limit forced me to make decisions quickly. This, at times unnerving, process spared me from the downward spiral of perfectionism. I don't think I got the 'perfect take' on every part I tracked, but those imperfections preserve a certain authenticity.

I plan on doing our next EP Challenge mid-winter between the end of our Fall 2020 challenge, and the Spring 2021 challenge. Let me know if you want in on the next one!

–Rigel Windsong Little Deer Thurston
Songwriter - Founder