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Thursday, August 21, 2014

PickNBow folk music retreat weekend is this weekend! August 22-24

This is the third annual folk music camp run by Danny Gotham at the Shared Visions Center on Murphey School Road in Durham, NC, it's starting around 6 or so this Friday evening. We start with introductions, see what the "campers" want to work on, organize the workshops for the following two days, and then have an all-hands-on-deck singing and picking session.

Saturday we have about five workshops during the day, a potluck dinner, and a staff concert. I'll be doing a few of my Itzik Zhelonek songs with pianist Roger Lynn Spears!

Sunday we'll have a few workshops, lunch of course, and the camper concert which we all think is the best part of the weekend. People who come with friends/band members can show off what they do, others do solo numbers, others meet new musical friends at camp and work up numbers together. We finish off before dinner on Sunday.

For more information: PickNBow website. (Currently, erg, the site is down, but I'm confident that is temporary.) Or you can email Danny Gotham at or call him: 919-967-4934. He's easy-going.

Beginners welcome on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, bass, and more. I'm going to be running a slow jam, a singing circle (I'm bringing Rise Up Singing), instructing in making up harmony vocals, and giving individual coaching sessions.

Staff: Danny Gotham, Joe Newberry, Julie Elkins, Bobb Head, Jane Peppler

See you there! (If you need a place to stay, email me.)