MAY 4-7, 2017 – BANJO IN THE MOUNTAINS (Lansing, NC)
Instructors: Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Cathy Fink
Special Guest – Marcy Marxer
Join Paul, Terri, Cathy & Marcy for a beautiful weekend in the Smokey Mountains in the hometown of banjo player/songwriter Ola Belle Reed. This is an intimate immersion workshop for only 15 students. Classes are small, so each player will get detailed attention to their technique. The weekend is open to early intermediate through advanced players. It is not recommended for beginners.
Learn techniques, tunings and approaches to playing banjo/fiddle tunes and song accompaniment.
Thursday May 4, 7pm-9pm
Arrival, meet & greet, light dinner, jam session
Friday, May 5
10am-12pm – Classes
12-2pm – lunch break, hike
2-4 – Classes
6:00- Dinner in downtown Lansing at Pie on the Mountain
7:30 pm- Tunes from the Crypt, Tales from the Hills: Demo/Lecture with Paul & Terri (details below)
Saturday, May 6
10am-12pm – Classes
12-12:45 – lunch break
1-2:30 – Classes
2:30- FREE TIME – Hike, explore Boone or West Jefferson, Sleep, Practice, Meditate
6:30 -Dinner – Potluck on the Mountain
8pm- Concert with Paul & Terri, Cathy & Marcy
Sunday, May 7
10am – BANJO BRUNCH – eat your banjo, or the yummy food.
11-1- Jam session, or jam sessions!
1pm – Goodbye’s and y’all come back now.
Cost: $350 per person includes
*Lunches, and Sunday Brunch
There are two rental cabins on the adjacent Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm for rent to us for $125 per night.
Cabin 1 – 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room
Cabin 2 – 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom loft, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room
There are motels in nearby Jefferson and West Jefferson, NC and many other cabin opportunities nearby.
Lansing is in the NW corner of the state. It is a 2 hour drive from the Asheville airport and a under 2 hours to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in TN.
Basic driving directions here: http://oldorchardcreek.com/directions.htm
For more information, contact Cathy Fink
We look forward to seeing you in the mountains!