~ The Performance Workshop ~
Pro Panel: “Tips, Tricks, and Tales from the Road”
One-on-One Mentoring Sessions with Festival Artists
Friday, 8/9, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Guitar Town
New in 2019! Get performance tips from Guitar Town artists! Would you like to work with Guitar Town performers to enhance your performance skills? Join us for Guitar Town’s first-ever Performance Workshop! Where but Guitar Town can you learn from guitarists of this caliber for FREE!? All ages welcome.
Panel (3:30 – 4:15 p.m.): During the first hour, a panel of artists from the Guitar Town roster will share performance Tips, Tricks, and Tales from the Road, covering everything from focused practice to showmanship. There will be plenty of time for Q & A. The panel discussion is open to all: No registration required.
Break (4:15 – 4:25 p.m.)
One-on-one Mentoring (4:25 – 6:00 p.m.): Bring your guitar, because the second part of the workshop will be 20-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions with Guitar Town artists! You must pre-register online before August 1 to reserve your place for a mentoring session. If there are mentoring spots available after August 1, we will have sign-up sheets at the workshop room on Friday afternoon from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. If there are still openings at 2:30 p.m., those who have already signed up for one session will be able to sign up for a second one.
This is a FREE workshop!
John Knowles, CGP has worked with the finest fingerstyle and classical guitarists including Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau, and Tommy Emmanuel. In 1996, Chet Atkins named John an Honorary CGP (Certified Guitar Player) – he is one of only five people to earn this distinction. John’s work also earned him a Grammy and two Emmy nominations, and in 2004, he was inducted into the National Thumb Picker’s Hall of Fame for the second time. John is a regular instructor at Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp and a past performer at Guitar Town. Guitarists around the world learn from his FingerStyle QUARTERLY and his TrueFire video lessons.
Christie Lenée, 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, views the guitar as an entire spectrum of musical possibilities. A captivating performer, her unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.’ Among the vast community of fingerstyle and tapping guitarists, her niche is the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. Her instruction is rooted in the simplicity of seeing the guitar first as a tool for self-expression. She says that one of the greatest skills to develop as a musician is to be able to “play what you hear” and speak music as a language: “To feel relaxed, fluid and connected to the instrument is like breathing… and THAT is when the magic happens.” This is Christie’s second appearance at Guitar Town. Her DVD course, Creative Fingerstyle Guitar for Songwriters, is available on Truefire.com.
more to come…