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Swannanoa Gathering: Guitar Week

July 22 - July 28
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States

Over the past 25 years, I have had the pleasure and the honor of being an instructor and participant in the community that is the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College in western NC. (With just a few years off for good behavior!) I'm delighted to be going back to teach basic slide technique, the music of Mississippi John Hurt, and Blues Singing Technique for non-Blues Singers. If you've never been, you should come. The community of players on staff…

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TradMAD Camp, Plymouth MA

August 25 - August 31
Pinewoods Camp, 148 Halfway Pond Road
Plymouth, MA United States

This Traditional Music And Dance (MAD) camp is run by a number of folks with great reverence for tradition (and irreverence for the status quo), in short, my people! Held at the august Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA, it is a comfortable paced camp with high quality instructors, compassionate students, and interesting diversions. There are a few slots left, so check it out and join us, if you can.

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Blues Workshop, Whitehead Light Station, Maine

September 13 - September 16
Whitehead Light Station, Whitehead Island, ME United States

I'll be spending Thursday through Sunday, September 13-16, 2018, with a select group of guitarists and singers exploring the joys of acoustic blues on an island about 8 miles southwest of Rockland, ME. One of the oldest lighthouse stations in the United States, Whitehead Light Station wasc ommissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803, the year of the Louisiana Purchase. It was  the seventh lighthouse commissioned in the United States and has been in continuous operation ever since. As of…

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Guitar Workshop-New Fairfield, CT

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

I'll be doing a guitar workshop on acoustic blues (including slide guitar technique on request). The content is always tailored to serve the players who come. Guitars in hand, a sound recording device, and a slide that fits snugly on your little finger will all be useful. We'll look at core technique for Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, and others as well as the slide basics. Pre-registration is suggested, but don't let that stop you.…

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Artichoke Music Guitar Workshop

October 13
Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202 United States

details will follow

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Blues Guitar/Vocal Workshop – St. Landry’s Parish LA

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Whirlybird Dance Hall, get actual address when you contact them for tickets!
St. Landry Parish, LA United States

The content of this workshop are yet to be settled, but I'm a fine slide guitar teacher, good delta and ragtime blues teacher, and I can coach singers into using the tools that make blues singers so emotionally effective. Teaching is a part of what I love. Content of these workshops is always driven by the agreed upon interests of those who come. Feel free to contact me before hand with your requests and questions.

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Blues Workshop-Duluth GA

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096 United States

Eddie Owen and the Red Clay Music Foundry are presenting a workshop/concert combination on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Details will be forthcoming, but note the date and, my dear Atlanta friends, get out of town and come see me. We'll make a day of it. My workshops often include the music of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, acoustic slide guitar techniques, right hand basics, open tunings and standard tuning, as well as blues vocal techniques for non-blues singers! Content is…

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