Rock Hill, NY (November 1, 2013) – Adding to its already packed lineup, The Sullivan Hotel in Rockhill, NY, announces that the 2nd annual Blues Festival will host a songwriting workshop with one of Hudson Valley’s premier singer-songwriters, Rob Cannillo. On Saturday, November 30th at 1pm, festival goers can sign up to spend some time with the artist and learn how to write a song.

 The Blues Festival is held at The Sullivan Hotel, located at 283 Rock Hill Road in Rock Hill, NY, and features blues artists Commander Cody, Alexis P. Suter, Slam Allen, Fred Scribner, Nikki Armstrong and Bobby Kyle. Admission to the workshop is free to ticket holders. Tickets for the festival are $25.00 per person per day, or $40.00 per person for two days, and can be purchased online at, or at the door. Songwriting workshop is for ticket holders to the festival only. Room and dinner specials are also available by calling The Sullivan Hotel at 845.796.3100.

“I have had a chance to spend some time with Rob and he is a gifted musician that we are happy to have share his talents,” said Randy Resnick, General Manager of Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant and Executive Chef of The Sullivan hotel. “We are really excited to be adding this element to the festival and are able to offer this quality workshop for our guests.”

Rob Cannillo will be teaching about chord structure, song chords, basic tips, getting gigs as a singer-songwriter and helping students to apply all these musical tools to writing a song. Cannillo was raised on a diet of the Allman Brothers, Ray Charles, BB King and Bob Dylan, writing songs with grit, emotion and meaning, and then delivering them with a smoky vocal. A self-taught guitar player, he has always had a story to tell and with that story, he has shared the stage and/or opened for Steve Forbert, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, members of Bad Company, G.E. Smith and Jimmy Hall.

For more information on the 2nd Annual Sullivan County Blues Festival, The Sullivan Hotel, or to buy tickets, visit or call the hotel at 845.796.3100.