Idaho Bluegrass & Banjo Camp (Weiser, ID)
June 8 – June 11
Pete Wernick, “Dr. Banjo”, is renowned worldwide for his contributions to bluegrass music: the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize and Country Cooking, respected author and teacher, and 15-year President of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Since 1980, Pete has conducted over 100 instructional camps nationwide and overseas, and continues to refine his teaching methods. His instructional videos and books include bestsellers such as Bluegrass Jamming, Bluegrass Banjo, Branching Out on the Banjo, How to Make a Band Work, and many others.
A new one for me, the Idaho Bluegrass and Banjo Camp is near Boise, at the site of the renowned Weiser National Old-Time Fiddle Contest and Festival.
With 2 expert teachers each on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle as well as *three* on banjo, there’ll be plenty of what I call “realistic bluegrass” jamming, with a good balance of instruments. Classes are capped 15, and these folks seem very well-organized and eager to serve bluegrass pickers at all levels.