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Gretchen Priest – Fiddle http://acousticmusiccamp.com/gretchen-priest-fiddle/ http://acousticmusiccamp.com/gretchen-priest-fiddle/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:10:08 +0000 http://acousticmusiccamp.com/?p=1744 Gretchen Priest - Fiddle Gretchen Priest divides her time between performing, teaching fiddle and running the Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee (also known as the Fiddle and Pick) that she founded in 2008 in Pegram, Tennessee, just west of Nashville. Her school teaches traditional acoustic instruments with a staff of 35, many of whom are among Nashville’s leading recording and performing professionals.

Gretchen, along with her husband Tim May, formed the band Plaidgrass by merging the traditions of Irish, old-Time and bluegrass music and the instrumentation of fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, bass and banjo in a variety of configurations. Prior to opening the Fiddle and Pick, Gretchen toured with the bluegrass band Crucial Smith and the Celtic rock band, Ceili Rain. She is often a featured performer on the Grand Ole Opry, Mountain Stage, the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and many festivals across the country.

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James Mckinney – Banjo http://acousticmusiccamp.com/james-mckinney-banjo/ http://acousticmusiccamp.com/james-mckinney-banjo/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:30:55 +0000 http://acousticmusiccamp.com/?p=1728 James McKinney - BanjoJames McKinney is a true Master of the 5-string banjo. One of the most advanced players anywhere and a Scruggs and Reno style expert, James is also considered a leading expert in jazz and theory in the banjo world, having been mentored by renowned jazz educator, David Baker, and Mr. Henry Ferrel (teacher of Chet Atkins and Jethro Burns).

In his early days James played often with legends such as Bill Monroe, Vassar Clements, and John Hartford. James won the South U.S. Banjo Championship at age 15 and in 1982 he won the National Banjo Championship at Winfield, Kansas, as well as first-place in dozens of state and regional championships. He made the first of several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, The Porter Wagoner Show, and the stages of Opryland at age 19 as part of
“Smoky Mountain Sunshine” combining his talents as a banjoist with those of musical arranger.

In the 1980’s he lived in Dallas and recorded and toured with his band “Danger in the Air” and later moved to Nashville to do full-time touring and studio work.

James spent many years as a popular studio musician in Nashville and performed/recorded with the likes of Porter Wagoner, Barbara Mandrell, John Hartford, and Johnny Cash in addition to a long and close friendship and professional relationship with legendary fiddler ,
Vassar Clements,  with whom he toured and performed as “The Vassar Clements Band”.

James has recorded on many projects and taught at many major banjo camps including SPGBMA workshops and other Master workshops all over the USA and in Australia. NightTravelers.com

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Lewis Case http://acousticmusiccamp.com/lewis-case/ http://acousticmusiccamp.com/lewis-case/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:39:49 +0000 http://acousticmusiccamp.com/?p=1669 LLewis Case - Violin /Mandolinewis Case started playing Violin at the age of nine, and began playing professionally at fifteen.  Classically trained as a Violinist at Houston’s HSPVA, and as a student of Josephine Boudreaux and Donald Wright, he was mentored by Texas Fiddle Legend, Bill Northcutt.  Lewis is an accomplished Violinist and Fiddler, Composer, Guitarist, Mandolin and Banjo Player.  He has performed with The Blue Moon Quartet, The Houston Symphony, Houston’s Alley Theater, A.D. Players and Theater Under the Stars; he has additionally worked with David Peters, Kelly Lancaster, Steve Weisberg, Dick Kniss, and Tish Hinojosa.  Lewis performs with The Lone Star Cowboys, a western band that frequently performs promoting The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and plays Violin and Moog synthesizer with the Dallas Rock band, Darwin Prophet and the Chronus Mirror.  He has recorded extensively, and his career in Music has carried him across North America.  Lewis is a lawyer and is a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of Texas at Dallas.  A Co-Owner of Fiddle & Bow Music Company in Dallas, Lewis teaches Violin, Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass, Banjo and music performance across a broad range of styles.

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Ivan Rosenberg – Dobro http://acousticmusiccamp.com/ivan-rosenberg-dobro/ http://acousticmusiccamp.com/ivan-rosenberg-dobro/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:54:58 +0000 http://acousticmusiccamp.com/?p=1619

Ivan Rosenberg - DobroIvan Rosenberg Since releasing his first solo album in 2001, Ivan has gained a dedicated following for his recordings of melodic, expressive acoustic music on dobro and clawhammer banjo. His original songs have appeared in the background of over 300 television programs and films including The Daily Show, Oprah, Call of the Wildman, History Detectives, HBO’s Making Deadwood, the Special Edition DVD of Serenity, and the Hollywood blockbuster Kangaroo Jack. In recent years, he earned an IBMA Award for co-writing the 2009 Song of the Year; played on the CD Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor (produced by Grammy winner and Dobro legend Jerry Douglas); engineered and co-produced recordings for Pharis and Jason Romero, John Reischman, The Breakmen, and the Evie Ladin Band among others; and performed throughout North America with musicians such as Chris Coole and Chris Jones. Ivan is also in high demand as an instructor, having taught hundreds of private lessons plus a combined 40 weeks at music workshops such as Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, The California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, 108 Mile Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshop, NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop, the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, SoreFingers, and the Grand Targhee Music Camp

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O.J. Laier – Oldtime http://acousticmusiccamp.com/o-j-laier-oldtime/ http://acousticmusiccamp.com/o-j-laier-oldtime/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 02:27:21 +0000 http://acousticmusiccamp.com/?p=1602 O.J. LaierMusic has been part of O.J. Laier’s life from his early days playing trumpet in high school and a U.S. Army band to a busy teaching and performing schedule in Austin, Texas. Inspired by Earl Scruggs-style three-finger picking, O.J. first picked up a 5-string banjo in the early 70s. He was first introduced to frailing when he toured Europe in a Kingston Trio-type trio as part of his Army stint. About five years ago, while teaching guitar, dobro and banjo to students in Austin, he fell in love with playing oldtime clawhammer banjo. It didn’t take him long to get plugged into the amazing picking styles of Adam Hurt, Richie Stearns and many others. He enjoys learning fiddle tunes as a way to hone his banjo chops.

“The traditional style of playing is very addictive,” O.J. says. “If you apply yourself —and do it a lot! — it can get kind of Zen. I am a firm believer in using any and all available material to help me get where I want to go. By ear, tabs, video…it’s all good.”

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