After lunch, we had the pleasure of meeting West Virginia University Professor Chris Haddox. Professor Haddox presented a workshop on the history of Appalachian songwriting! Professor Haddox is the director of Habitat for Humanity in Morgantown, WV. He gave a lot of insight into his history with music and what has inspired him over the years. He passed out note pads to every person in the group and asked us to write down five things we love about the place we call home. Some of the things we shared were family, fishing, muscle cars, knowing everyone – all the things you can imagine that makes a small town lovable and inviting. We discussed the importance of personal experience compared to the old Appalachian settlers and how they recalled their times through songs. That method made for some very passionate and heartfelt songwriting that remains a very popular approach among singer/songwriters today!