Annual festival offers high-level connections for aspiring songwriters

  • The Hit Makers Concert at a previous Hawaii Songwriting Festival. (Hawaii Songwriting Festival/Courtesy Photo)
  • Brett James performs at the Hit Makers Concert at a previous Hawaii Songwriting Festival. (Hawaii Songwriting Festival/Courtesy Photo)
  • A workshop conducted by Jason Blume at a previous Hawaii Songwriting Festival. (Hawaii Songwriting Festival/Courtesy Photo)
  • Charles and Joanie Brotman are pictured at the recording studio at their home in Waimea. (Elizabeth Pitts/West Hawaii Today)

WAIMEA — The Hawaii Songwriting Festival is back on the Big Island, bringing in songwriters from around the world along with local talent.