Instructors/Performers:

Molly Mason: Guitarist extraordinaire, who has performed and recorded with a Who’s Who of musicians reviving and creating traditional American music.

Stu Fuchs: Gypsy Jazz, South American Styles, and zen guitarist who has also made a huge impact on the current ukulele revival. He offers a diverse palette of guitar styles including meditative improvisations, classical, Brazilian styles and Django Reinhardt.

Phil Drum: Traditional Blues guitarist who recreates meticulous versions of the 20s–30s finger-picking styles that sound magical in expression and feeling.

Ron Gordon: Teaching and performing traditional flat pick and finger-picking styles, going back to the 1840s to today.


Full Saturday Schedule:

  • 10:30—Registration & Introduction
  • 11:30—Workshops/Classes, Session 1
    1. Backing up Traditional Tunes with Molly Mason
    2. Meditation, Zen, Playing & Practicing with Stu Fuchs
  • 12:30—Lunch
  • 1:30—Workshops/Classes, Session 2

    1. Gypsy Jazz Technique with Stu Fuchs
    2. 19th Century Parlor Guitar Styles in American Music with Ron Gordon
  • 3:00—Workshops/Classes, Session 3
    1. Guitar Back up for Traditional American Vocal Styles with Molly Mason
    2. Blues Guitar of the 20s & 30s for Today’s Guitarist with Phil Drum
  • 4:30—Open Mic
  • 5:30—Pot Luck Dinner: bring a dish, and/or drink.
  • 7:00—Evening Concert

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