October 29th - 30th, 2021 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth MN
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FALL JAM Workshops
Irene Kelley Songwriting Workshop
Dates and Times:
October 28th (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
October 29th (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Cost: $150.00Limited to 15 participants. -- REGISTER NOW
This year the Fall Jam is proud to present our 2 day intensive Songwriters Workshop featuring Irene Kelley!
Irene Kelley is a successful singer/songwriter and recording artist living in Nashville for 35+ years. Her songs enjoy worldwide airplay, have been licensed for film and TV, and recorded in many genres of music, including Country, Pop, Bluegrass, Children’s Music and others. Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Little Big Town, Pat Green, Pure Prairie League and others have covered her songs. Irene has recorded for MCA Nashville and Relentless/Nashville as a country artist. Her current career as a Bluegrass artist has been distinguished by having 6 #1 songs on the Bluegrass Today Singles Chart.
Irene will share her experience of the writing process which will include:
For more about Irene, see https://www.irenekelley.com/
Note registration is not complete until payment is received.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
9am to 11am - Conference Room C
Guitar Workshop with Jefferey C Wood
9am to 12pm - Conference Room E
Wernick Method Jamming Workshop with Graham Sones
Register Here for Graham Sones Workshop
Graham Sones is a more than forty-year veteran of the banjo, a Scruggs-style picker who enjoys his craft and helping students learn to play. Born in Rochester, MN with strong family ties in Des Moines and the Arkansas hills, he grew up with bluegrass music and festivals. His picking, singing, and recording experience includes three years with Monroe Crossing all over the Midwest at festivals, concerts, and fairs, as well as with bands such as DriveTime and No Grass Limit, and currently Dick Kimmel & Co.
*Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
Hands-on learning in large and small groups
Learn many bluegrass standards
Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
Reading skills not needed or used
Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching
9am to 11am - Conference Room G
Phil Nusbaum - Approach to Banjo Playing
10am to 11:30am - Conference Room D
Danish Fiddle Tunes with Dwight Lamb and the Dakota Boys
1pm to 3pm - Conference Room B
Mark Anderson Wrangling Waves: Understanding Sound for Recording and Reinforcement
1pm to 2:30pm - Conference Room C
Jon Garon - How To Be a Better Guitar Player without Having to Learn Too Much!
1:30pm to 3pm - Conference Room D
Old-Time Fiddle Tunes with Spencer and Rains
1pm to 3pm - Conference Room E
Back Up and Bowing, Fiddle Workshop with Lisa Fuglie
Fiddlers at any level, from beginner to seasoned performers will not want to miss this workshop! A full 2 hours so there will be plenty of time for questions too!
Lisa is a veteran performer. Along with her husband she plays fiddle, mandolin and vocals in the well known and loved band Monroe Crossing.
3pm to 4pm - Conference Room C
Inside Bluegrass with “The Eclectics”
The Eclectics are three experienced bluegrass players; Nick Martin, fiddle; Phil Nusbaum, banjo; John Bergquist, bass.