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Songwriter's Study: Americana Acoustic Guitar


  • South Island Studios 1905 Davie Street Victoria, BC, V8R 4W5 Canada (map)

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