Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend

2022 Dates: Friday-Sunday, March 4-6 • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN

Winter Weekend Saturday Workshops

10:00am - 10:55am: Intro to Clawhammer Banjo with Quillan Roe - Studio 3

10:00am - 10:55am: Feeling your country songs with Daniel Fish: Learn how to optimize your presentation of country vocals.  
- Studio 5

10:30am - 12pm: Fiddle Workshop with Erynn Marshall - Dance Hall

10:30am - 12pm: Mandolin Workshop with Carl Jones - Green Room

11:00am - 11:55am: Clawhammer Banjo - Right Hand Magic with Rob Daves - Studio 3

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Call a Simple Square Dance with Rina Rossi: Learn some tips for calling community square dances and learn how to call one simple dance. - Dance Hall

: Cross A Fiddle Tunes with AJ Srubas: The fiddle tuning "cross A" is used for many old-time tunes and can be really fun on the fiddle. Lears some tunes that are most often played in this tuning. - Studio5

2:00pm - 2:55pm: Beginning Flat-Picking Guitar with Tom Draughon - Studio 3

2:00pm - 2:55pm: What is that Sound?! With Zach Tauer. "I will showcase some of the sounds that the pedals create with acoustic instruments. I will also let attendees (if you have a pick-up), mess around with different guitar pedals and see what sound they make, for personal joy or the possibility of incorporating into a bad soundscape." Guitar Pedals: Delay, Reverb, Compression/Distortion, Phaser, Chorus, Synth and more. - Studio 5

3:00pm - 3:55pm: Mandolin Hang with Nic Hentges: A social gathering of mandolin players where everyone learns from everyone. Come prepared to share your joys and your frustrations. - Studio 3

3:00pm - 3:55pm: Color Chords for Rhythm Guitar with Jeff Wood: Learn 12 chord voicings that support songs of joy, loss, betrayal,     and death. - Studio 5

3:00pm - 3:55pm: Clogging Showcase & Workshop with Wild Goose Chase Cloggers - Dance Hall

4:00pm - 4:55pm: Make your own Fiddle Tune Variations with Brian Wicklund. - Studio 3

4:00pm - 4:55pm: Strictly Doc! Bill Cagly, Mark Kreitzer, and Jon Garon teach the flatpick and finger picking technique of       Doc Watson. - Studio 5

4:50pm: Inside Bluegrass with the Eclectics: takes you inside the workings of a bluegrass band, tells the roles of the    different instruments and get more personal as the players relate about their inspirations for breaks and solos. The players also talk about working together to polish song arrangements for performances. - Auditorium

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