San Diego, CA -- Back again for a 3rd time - Summergrass Adult Bluegrass Boot Camp - an intense music seminar for intermediate to advanced adults happening on Friday, August 17th, with an optional hour on Saturday, August 18th. Five hours of instruction limits class sizes to 10 students for more access to your instructor. The members of the awesome award winning bluegrass band, Blue Highway, will constitute the bulk of the instructors.
Summergrass is proudly announcing our 2012 Boot Camp Instructors here.
Jack Tuttle FIDDLE - Jack has taught bluegrass music for the past 30 years at Gryphon Stringed Instruments, while also performing professionally. Jack, in turn, was inspired to learn bluegrass by his father Gerald Tuttle, who formed the original Tuttle Family Band many decades ago. Hack Tuttle received the Best Fiddler aware at the Northern California Bluegrass Society awards.
Blue Highway's Shawn Lane MANDOLIN - Shawn cut his musical teeth in the bands of Ricky Skaggs (who expressed a special regard for his tenor singing) and Doyle Lawson, before joining Blue Highway as a founding member. A brilliant musician on mandolin, fiddle and guitar, he is also a world-class songwriter. Shawn's songwriting is strongly represented in the Blue Highway repertoire.
Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor VOCAL HARMONY - Wayne is a gifted songwriter, vocalist, and rock-solid bassist. Wayne's Southwest Virginia pedigree adds soul to his singing and authenticity to his songwriting. A founding member of Blue Highway, Wayne's lead vocals are a signature element of the band's sound.
Blue Highway's Rob Ickes DOBRO - A Northern Californian native, Rob joined Blue Highway as a founding member in 1994. He is recognized as one of the most innovative Dobro players on the scene, greatly expanding the boundaries of the instrument's sonic and stylistic territory. He won The International Bluegrass Music Association's Dobro Player of the Year award for a record-setting thirteenth time in 2011, which is the most awarded instrumentalist in IBMA awards history.
Blue Highway's Jason Burleson BANJO - The original banjo player with Blue Highway, Jason Burleso is a native of Newland, North Carolina, part of that fine crop of North Carolina banjo players. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he brings all-around musicianship to the group, not the least of which is his distinctive, rock-solid banjo style. "There must be something about the air, or water, or the soil in that part of the country - so many fine banjo players seem to come out of those hills".
Blue Highway's Tim Stafford - LEAD GUITAR - Tim's distinctive guitar style, vocals, songwriting and arranging are an integral part of the Blue Highway sound. Early on, Tim was a key player in Alison Krauss & Union Station when it was named IBMA Entertainer of the year in 1991. Tom won a Grammy in 1993 on AKU's Every Time You Say Goodbye which was also named IBMA Album of the Year.
Phil Boroff RHYTHM GUITAR - Rhythm Guitar "Clarence White Style". Phil is a local San Diegan guitar expert and multi-talented performer and teacher of Classical, Flamenco, Bluegrass, Fold and Old Time guitar styles. Boroff also teaches at the New Expression Music store in San Diego.
Confirmed registrants receive detailed information about the camp, what to bring, etc. REGISTRATION IS $85 AND CLOSES ON JULY 31.Visit www.SummerGrass.net or email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.