Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, , The Avett Brothers, Calexico, Dylan, Alison
Kraus,, Gillian Welch; songwriters continue to draw on the North American
folk /blues /country traditions of popular guitar styles and songwriting.
Call it Americana. There is so much to study. We'll take a selective look
at what contemporary players are doing and how it has sprung from such
players as Ma Carter, Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rodgers, Charlie Patton and
Leadbelly.. We’ll carefully chose songs that exemplify alternate bass style,
Ma Carter style, and pick/strum style accompaniment skills. Bring your
favourite song to the group for analysis. If you’re a writer, let’s write under
the influence. I’ll provide strategies. Heart and Craft. Study and play.
Hope you can make it!
Saturdays: (2018) Jan 27th, February 24th and Mar. 24th. 4 – 5:30pm
South IslandStudios: $115. Contact Lonny to register, 250 592-3501