Danny Gotham has been running the PickNBow Folk Music Retreat weekend for several years now, and I had a wonderful time at it last year, teaching old-time fiddle and banjo. The 2016 PickNBow is only two months away, with the new addition of the Old-Time Music Mini-Camp on Friday, August 26 from 2-5 pm.
My good pal and longtime bandmate (Big Medicine, The Bow Benders) Bobb Head and I will will be teaching sessions on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass, and possibly a short band clinic at the Mini-Camp. Whether you’ve been playing old-time music for awhile or are a novice, this will be a fantastic kick-off to the entire Picknbow weekend. If you are interested in the Old-Time Music Mini-Camp, and want more information, contact me. Come for the Mini-Camp, stay for the whole PickNBow weekend!
I’m back home with my honey after a fantastic week as a fiddle instructor at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, and feeling inspired by the amazingly talented and accomplished folks on staff there, and by the wonderful group of kampers. Many thanks to Steve for inviting me to be part of it!
Back Row from left to right, Keith Yoder, Steve Kilby, Todd Hallawell, Andy Hatfield, Mike Wood, Steve Baughman. Next Row left to right, Carl Jones, Kenny Jackson, Russ Barenberg, Steve Kaufman, Mike Dowling, Clive Carroll, in front of Clive is Chris Newman. Front row ladies left to right are, Annie Savage, Erynn Marshall, Cary Fridley, April Verch, Sarah Morgan, and Linda Thomas.
I am mighty pleased to announce that I will be on staff as instructor of Old-Time Fiddle at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, June 12-18, 2016 for Old-Time and Traditional Week. It will be one dandy week of learning, and I’ll be there with with top-notch players/instructors in Old Time Banjo, Old Time Mandolin, Mountain Dulcimer, Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Traditional and Old Time Rhythm Guitar, Old Time Fiddle, Old Time Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, and Old Time Singing and Harmony.
Along with two other fantastic fiddle instructors, April Verch and Jim Wood, I will be teaching three levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). And I’m also tickled that my Bow Bender bandmates Carl Jones and Erynn Marshall will be there as well. Besides great classes, the week will include lots of jamming, concerts, dancing, singing, good food, and good company, so I hope you’ll join me!
For more info, go to www.flatpik.com/Steve-Kaufman-Acoustic-Kamp
When Bob Buckingham interviewed me for a piece in the Summer 2015 issue of Fiddler Magazine, I had no idea that it would end up being the cover story. My wife Rochelle Moser’s amazing photo portraiture skills certainly had to help!
If you click on the picture above, it will link to an excerpt of the interview on the Fiddler Magazine site.
Over the years Fiddler has interviewed a whole lot of great musicians – including some of my own fiddle heroes – and I’m honored and humbled to have been featured in this issue. If you are a fiddler or just love fiddle music, pick up a copy – there are many good articles and columns, and you’ll want to read it cover to cover!