Summergrass San Diego is Southern California's most exciting bluegrass music festival! Held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA, a fascinating 40 acre outdoor museum. You won't want to miss it. 2012 headliner lineup features The Lonesome River Band, Blue Highway, Flatt Lonesome, Tuttles with A.J. Lee and Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass. Summergrass is 3 Days of Live Music from 11 international, national, regional and local bands, music workshops presented by our performing artists, a variety of special family & kid-oriented music activities, lots of spontaneous live jam sessions, instrument raffles, tasty food and a variety of vendors. Enjoyable whether you're 6 or 60! It's a great, affordable, family event.
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. Confirmed registrants receive detailed information about the camp, what to bring, etc. Registration is $85 and closes July 31st. Visit www.summergrass.net or email Dan at email@example.com. 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. Jack Tuttle received the Best Fiddler award at the Northern California Bluegrass Society awards.
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.
Wayne Taylor (Vocal Harmony) - 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.
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.
Jason Burleson (Banjo) - The original banjo player with Blue Highway, Jason 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".
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. Tim won a Grammy in 1993 on AKUs'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, Folk and Old Time guitar styles. Boroff also teaches at the New Expression Music store in San Diego.
Sumergrass San Diego announces a very special Bluegrass Kids Camp, which will take place August 17-18-19, 2012, during the Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, Ca. This years main faculty band is Flatt Lonesome, pictured above. All three fun-filled days will include instrument classes and stage performance classes. Kids Camp will conclude on Sunday with a finale 30-minute festival main stage performance where the Kids Camp kids are the stars! Each camp registrant will sign up for one of the following instrument classes.
Tickets, registration information and more is all at Summergrass http://www.summergrass.net