Workshops

    NOTE: Workshops require a separately purchaced ticket in addition to General Admission

    Tim Lerch

     

    Tim Lerch

    Harmonic Enhancement and Re Harmonization

    Friday,  May 11   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA

    Currently one of the Pacific Northwest's busiest and most well respected guitarists, Tim is the newest member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django. In between gigs with PD Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performance as he can fit into the schedule. Tim also plays regularly with former Roomfull Of Blues frontman Mark Dufresne, Harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar, the Tim Lerch Trio. Also a sought after session guitarist, Tim records frequently in Seattle and Vancouver.

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    Jamie Stillway


    Jamie Stillway

    Developing Your Own Style in Fingerstyle

    Friday,  May 11   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA

    Since moving to Portland, Oregon in 2002, Jamie Stillway has quietly been making her mark in the world of fingerstyle guitar. She has toured nationally and internationally, received an endorsement from Stevens Custom Guitars of Munich, and has become an in-demand instructor; teaching at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, California Coast Music Camp, and Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. She has self-released 3 albums of original compositions, and her style of playing has brought comparisons to Leo Kottke, Django Reinhardt, Bill Frisell, Rev. Gary Davis and more.

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    Tracy Moore & Kat Eggleston

     

    Tracy Moore & Kat Eggleston

    Open and Alternative Tunings for Guitarists and Vocalist/Guitarists

    Friday,  May 11   2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA

    Tracy Moore is trained in Classical Guitar and Renaissance Lute, Moore's reputation as a premier 12 String Guitarist has attracted the attention of the national press, including Guitar Player and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Their rave reviews and feature articles on Camano Island's finger-style composer/performer have placed Moore in the ranks of the top solo steel string guitarists.
    Whether in performance or in a workshop setting, Tracy Moore’s passion for the 12 String Guitar is clearly evident.

    Kat Eggleston is an artist of great range who has elated and inspired audiences all over the world with her strong, clear voice, her masterful fingerstyle guitar technique, her research and interpretation of traditional music, and her powerful original songs. She has collaborated onstage and in recordings with a variety of musicians over the years, including David Bromberg, Tom Dundee, Irish music supergroups Bohola and the David Munnelly band, and long-time music partner Kate MacLeod, to name a few.

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    Paul Asbell

    Paul Asbell

    Fingerstyle Country Blues

    Friday,  May 11   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA
    In his 45 year professional career, Paul Asbell has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Paul Butterfield, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, David Bromberg, Paul Siebel, Mary McCaslin, Sonny Stitt, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, and many others.
    Paul's jazz-fusion group Kilimanjaro has released several award-winning recordings, and performed at jazz festivals worldwide, including Montreux, Montreal, Atlanta, and Roskilde, in Copenhagen. Their latest, "Homecoming", was picked by Jazziz magazine for their “Best of 2009” CD, along with tracks by Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Branford Marsalis, and other heavyweights.

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    Tony McManus

    Tony McManus

    Alternate Tunings:  A Different Approach

    Saturday,  May 12   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA
    Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.

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    Macyn Taylor

    Macyn Taylor

    The Evolution and Influence of Leo Kottke

    Saturday,  May 12   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA
    Macyn Taylor is an accomplished guitar player and singer. She is 22 years old and has recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Masters in Music Performance degree. Macyn's guitar playing has been heard around the world through YouTube, with her YouTube site having nearly 2 million views. She has competed in many guitar competitions and has won many, including the 2013 Wilson Center International Guitar Competition. Macyn was recently given an award for "Most Promising New Talent" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. She was also named the 2013 WAMI Folk/Celtic performer of the year.

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    Sean McGowen

    Sean McGowan

    The Acoustic Jazz Guitarist: Thoughts & Strategies on Improv, Harmony, & Solo Guitar

    Saturday,  May 12   2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA
    Sean McGowan is a fingerstyle jazz guitarist who combines many diverse musical influences with unconventional techniques to create a broad palette of textures within his compositions and arrangements for solo guitar.  As a soloist, Sean has performed at several festivals including the Novi Sad International Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Napa Valley, Copper Mountain Guitar Town, the Newport Guitar Festival, and the Classic American Guitar Show in New York. Sean currently serves as an Associate Professor of Music and the Guitar Program Director at the University of Colorado Denver. He earned a DMA in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has conducted workshops at colleges throughout the country. Sean is a strong advocate for injury prevention and health education for musicians, and his workshops incorporate a holistic approach to playing.

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    Tim Farrell

     

    Tim Farrell

    A Fingerstyle Celebration of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Saturday,  May 12   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA
    With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it’s not easy being a “trailblazer.” Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell. His fingerstyle playing and original compositions display an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Tim is a rare kind of musician, with the ability to both entertain an audience and inspire future generations of players.

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    Davison-Janson

     

    Steve Davison & Peter Janson

    Performance 101:

    How To Take Your Music From the Living Room To The Stage

    Sunday,  May 13   12:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Civic Garden Club - 622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA
    Steve Davison is a 2 time finalist and 2005 winner of the solo competition at the Arkansas Acoustic Music Festival and a finalist in the 2009 Merle Travis Fingerstyle Competition. Mr. Davison was a featured performer on Arkansas Educational Network Television’s “AETN Presents” broadcast and his music was also used as a soundtrack for another AETN production, “The Historic Bridges of Arkansas”.
    Peter Janson is an award-winning contemporary fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, composer, and music educator. He has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, the Argenta Acoustic Music Series in Little Rock, the WUMB Music Festival in Boston, and venues throughout North America. His contemporary solo guitar music fuses jazz, classical, and world-folk styles, and blends passion, artistry, and technical mastery as he weaves songs about life and the heart.

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    Workshops will be held at the

    Civic Garden Club
    622 South Second St.  La Conner, WA - Map


    Tickets:
    $30 in advance - online
    $35 at the box office (located in Mall Hall during festival hours)

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