John D. Lamb is the director of Springfed Arts, a literary non-profit organization that offers writing retreats, prose, poetry and memoir workshops. Springfed Arts also hosts free public readings by authors, poets, and performance artists at venues throughout Metro Detroit.
A singer, songwriter, and guitarist for over forty years, John directs Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters in Harbor Springs, Michigan each fall since 1995. John has crafted over 1,000 individual song assignments for singers from throughout the United States.
He has also directed literary conferences since 1998, including the Walloon Writers’ Retreat, Springfed Writers’ Retreat, and the Detroit Michigan Writers’ Retreat. Currently he directs the Lost Lake Writers Retreat.
Lamb’s CD, Feel That is the winner of the 2007 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording. ” … Lamb nails the exhilaration of the Up North experience as the driver in one song heads for the ski slopes and the good times, while wary of the whitetails on the road … With a laid-back, made-in-Detroit drawl, his voice and lyrics invite comparisons to populist songwriters ranging from Mellencamp to Steve Earle, with roots buried in the heart of the country.” ~Northern Express Weekly, Traverse City.
Review of A Novel Day “… writes songs as if he’s spent his whole life on the road … demonstrates Lamb’s finesse with simple, evocative and catchy song crafting” ~Metro Times.
John was a journalism major at Central Michigan University.