Pete and his wife Joan show inexperienced players how to fit into bluegrass jam sessions and develop confidence in making music together. Each camp (some of which precede bluegrass festivals) is a multi-day musical immersion, with hands-on instruction as students play in small groups. Participants are required only to be able to change smoothly between a few simple chords.
For intermediate players, Pete is also offering two intermediate level jam camp sessions this year. The first is an intermediate track as part of his North Carolina camp; and the second is a full-immersion intermediate/band skills camp in Loveland, Colorado. Topics covered include band dynamics and backup, ear skills, musicianship, harmony singing, practice techniques, performing skills, breakout sessions for instrument instruction, and more.
2010 Bluegrass Jam Camps
March 26-28 — Boulder, CO, at the Boulder Inn
April 16-18 — Loveland, CO, Intermediate/Band Skills Camp at Sylvan Dale Ranch
April 26-29 — Boomer, NC, preceding MerleFest, includes Intermediate Track
May 11-13 — Gettysburg, PA, preceding the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
June 28-30 – Owensboro, KY, at the International Bluegrass Museum (tentative)
July 12-15 — Oak Hill, NY, preceding the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (tentative)
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Stephen Stills will present the 5th Annual Light Up The Blues Concert — An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks featuring an all-star roster of performers.
Dave Matthews Band will return to the road this summer in support of an upcoming new studio album.
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has announced the American Utopia Tour in support of his upcoming new solo album.
Check out photos and listen to every set played on Sunday in Boca Raton at the Sunshine Music Festival.
A North Country Reunion: Ominous Seapods Perform Together In Upstate New York - Recap, Photos, Videos & Setlist
Veteran jam act Ominous Seapods reunited over the weekend for three shows. Here’s full coverage of the band’s first concert back.
Watch an episode of ‘Austin City Limits’ featuring Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Amanda Shires.