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Roland White "Hands On" Mandolin Workshop

By Mandolin Cafe
April 11, 2006 - 2:30 pm

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Roland White

Roland White

Roland White will host at "hands on" mandolin workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at The Ark, 316 South Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The workshop will run from 12 - 2:30 PM. The cost per person is $40.00 paid in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio in person or with a charge card by phone (toll free: 1-877-665-8001); maximum 20 people.

Workshop topics are listed in detail at Roland White's web site.

Roland White is known as one of the few unique stylists on the mandolin, with his own unmistakable sound and touch. In his distinguished career in bluegrass music, Roland has played in some of the most influential and popular groups in the music's history.

Roland began playing professionally at the age of 14 after his family moved from their native Maine to Burbank, California. He led his brothers in their first band, The Country Boys, later known as The Kentucky Colonels, was a member of Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass, Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, the progressive bluegrass band Country Gazette, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, which won two Grammies, and The Roland White Band, which earned a 2003 Grammy nomination for the CD "Jelly on my Tofu".

Roland is widely praised as a teacher, having taught mandolin and guitar privately and in workshops for many years. He loves to teach beginners and has boundless enthusiasm for the music, which rubs off those around him. He has published critically and popularly acclaimed mandolin methods, Roland White's Approach to Bluegrass Mandolin and Roland White's Mandolin Christmas and is in demand at music camps and seminars.

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