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Nashville Clawhammer Camp 2018
April 20-22, 2018
Instructors include Adam Hurt, Rachel Eddy,
John Balch, and Tyler Andal
with special guest jam helper Jay White
This is unlike any banjo camp you've ever encountered...
In the hills just above Nashville, TN there is a house set back in the woods where people go in the early spring to learn how to play the clawhammer banjo, or old-time, or frailing - a banjo by any other name... You get the idea...
Only 15 campers are allowed to attend so each class is small and every camper comes away feeling like he or she had a couple of days of private lessons. And yet, friendships are made that last a lifetime. It's pretty magical. Teachers are chosen because they are able to make special connections with their students. Meals are handmade and generally pretty southern and always delicious. You will stay on-site or travel from your home each day and learn from the masters. In the mornings you will enjoy small classes where you will learn tunes, techniques, and practice habits that will carry you through an entire year of learning and growth. In the afternoons there will be instructor-led jams and workshops where you may very well find yourself playing Needle Case or Jack Wilson across from Adam Hurt, or possibly writing a tune with John Balch or Tyler Andal. It's mind-boggling, really.
Fiddle players abound at camp (our camp co-director resembles that remark and our instructors love to play fiddle too) so there is always a possibility of a great fiddle/banjo jam. Nashville is only a stone's throw away so there are always field trips into town to see a great concert or visit a traditional music hotspot.
*2018 Camp instructors include Adam Hurt, Rachel Eddy, John Balch, Tyler Andal, and jam helper Jay White.
*Dates for Nashville Clawhammer Camp - Spring Edition are Friday through Sunday, April 20-22, 2018
*Friday night of camp we will travel to the already legendary Carter Vintage Instruments in downtown Nashville, TN, now carrying a variety of incredible handmade open back banjos.
*The price for on-site lodging, tuition, and food is a mere $750. The price for traveling to and fro each day (we call this being a "day camper" which includes tuition, lunch, and snack) is $600. You can also add additional meal plans to the day camper option.
*Nashville Clawhammer Camp loves D'Addario Strings.
*Register early - with only 15 spots time is of the essence... All camps sell out so hurry. You don't want to miss this.