Roots of American Music Week

2nd Annual Roots of American Music Week

June 16-22, 2019

Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for a week of instruction, sharing, and fun with music for students with an interest in learning more about and increasing their skills in popular areas of acoustic American Roots Music. There will be an emphasis on increasing self- confidence in performance as well as increasing technical skills.

Please check the class description for the level of each course.

2019 Instructors and Classes offered:  (Class times are found on the schedule.)

Instructors and Classes: registration will open on November 26, 2018

Shelia Kay Adams: “a nest of singing birds”- Cecil Sharp’s Collection- the Singers and their Songs
Paula Bradley : Honkytonkitis – songs of lovin, livin and leavin; Rhythm Uke
Josh Goforth: Flat pick guitar; Mandolin
Robert Jones: Delta Blues Guitar; Blues Harmonica 101
Mick Kinney: Jugband; Piano
Richie Stearns: Harmony singing; Clawhammer banjo
Mike Lightnin Wells: Piedmont Guitar; Mainland Uke
TBD : 2 classes

We have an amazing line up of talented instructors, many of whom are accomplished songwriters. Although we do not have a specific song writing class this year we will be hosting instructor moderated song writing circles every day after lunch, as well as an open mic in the evenings.

DAILY SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
• Breakfast 7:00 to 8:30
• Morning classes: 9:00 -10:15 and 10:30 -11:50
• Lunch 12 to 1
• Song Writers Circle 1:15 to 2:15
• Afternoon Class: 2:30-3:50
• Instructor spotlight 4:15-5:15
• Dinner 5:30 to 6:30
• Instructor concerts, Open Mic, Formal and Informal Jamming

DAILY SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

  • Breakfast
  • Morning classes: 8:45 -10:15 and 10:30 -12:00
  • Lunch
  • Song Writers Circle
  • Afternoon Class: 2:30-4:00
  • Workshops 4:15-5:15
  • Dinner
  • Instructor concerts, Open Mic, Formal and Informal Jamming

2018 Prices


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P.O. Box 6785
Mars Hill, NC 28754