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 Eddie Bond Old-time Fiddle Workshop in Galax, March 1/2

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fretless

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Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax, Virginia will be holding a Crooked Road Masters Music Weekend with old-time workshops and a concert the weekend of March 1 and 2. Eddie Bond will be teaching intermediate fiddle during the weekend. We will also have Kirk Sutphin teaching intermediate banjo, and Joe "joebass" Dejarnette teachning bass. The workshops meet Saturday, March 1, 9-4 and Sunday, March 2, 10-3, plus there is a house-style concert on Saturday evening, 7-9. 

Eddie Bond is one of the most respected old-time fiddlers in the Blue Ridge Mountain region. He grew up in Fries, Virginia, where the fiddle and banjo are still welded in a Virginia dance tradition. Eddie is the fiddler and lead singer in the Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, and is a frequent winner of many fiddle contests, including the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention. Click here to listen to Eddie and Kirk playing Rockingham Cindy.

Kirk Sutphin grew up in Walkertown, North Carolina, heavily exposed to traditional music of the region from the Round Peak fiddle styles of Surry County to the banjo picking of Charlie Poole. He has learned tunes from many musicians born around the turn of the 20th century. Kirk is an excellent banjo player in both clawhammer and finger-picking styles. 

Joe Dejarnette (AKA joebass) is widely known as a bass player, as well as sound engineer and record producer. He plays everything from straight-ahead old-time to music that defies being categorized in a specific genre. He toured with the WIYOs for many years and has played formally and informally with many old-time stringbands. His bass class is open to all levels, whether you've just recently gotten a bass, or have been playing for years and want some new ideas.

For more information, and to register for these workshops, go to www.chestnutcreekarts.org or call 276-236-3500.

Fiddle registration

Banjo registration

Bass registration


Edited by - Mandogryl on 01/04/2014 11:32:39

bwright

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When are you going to have a workshop with Thornton Spencer?

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fretless

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01/26/2014 09:43:36 View fretless's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Reminder - Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax is having a Music of the Crooked Road weekend with fiddle, banjo and bass workshops and a concert March 1 and 2. Here's  a link of lodging in the area - some with discounts for students at CCSA. We hope to see some of you in Galax in March!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfTFBtvIcSY - a link for a video of Kirk and Eddie playing Rockingham Cindy.

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fretless

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Here's a video of Eddie playing June Apple with Kirk Sutphin on banjo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5COF-IthiY&list=PL6812F6BDA97C7F0A

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fretless

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02/17/2014 08:09:49 View fretless's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

We still have room in Eddie's fiddle class, so give us a call at 276-236-3500 or go online to www.chestnutcreekarts.org/register/ to sign up for the class. As an added bonus, Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will be officially inducted into the Crooked Road as an Affiliated Venue during the Saturday evening concert. We are the first venue in the new educational category! Come join us here along the Crooked Road for the weekend and be part of this historic milestone for us!

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will be presented with a banner acknowledging their recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue.  Affiliated Venues represent the best in traditional music gatherings that the region has to offer.  As an Affiliated Venue, Chestnut Creek School of the Arts (CCSA) will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials and recognized as a regional destination to Trail followers.

The Crooked Road will present the banner to representatives of CCSA on Saturday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. just before the start of the Music of the Crooked Road Concert with Eddie Bond, Kirk Sutphin and Joe Dejarnette.  Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is located at 100 North Main, Galax, Virginia.


Edited by - fretless on 02/17/2014 08:10:17

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