Gretchen Priest – Fiddle


Gretchen Priest - FiddleGretchen 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.

Acoustic Music Camp
2018 Instructors

 

Banjo

Ned Luberecki

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins


Guitar

Brad Davis

Robert Bowlin

Mandolin

Paul Glasse

Dix Bruce



Fiddle

Gretchen Priest

Nate Lee



Finger Style Guitar

Sam Swank


Bass

Irl Hees


Songwriting/Guitar

Wil Maring