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Skip Gorman St. Louis Workshops and Concert

By Mandolin Cafe
February 29, 2008 - 11:15 am

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Skip Gorman

Skip Gorman

Maplewood, Mo. — The Folk School of St. Louis will host Skip Gorman, one of the leading proponents of old-time and bluegrass mandolin and fiddle playing for two workshops and a concert March 28-30, 2008.

For the past two years Skip has been an instructor at the International Bluegrass Museum's "Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp" with Roland White, Mike Compton and Frank Wakefield. He has also taught mandolin and fiddle at Augusta Heritage, Swanannoa and Old Time Music Camp North with Mike Seeger and Sam Bush; and has appeared on workshops with Ronnie McCoury, Chris Thile, Butch Baldassari, Norman Blake and Rhonda Vincent.

The schedule for Gorman's appearances are as follows:

7:30 p.m. - Friday, March 28, 2008
In Concert at the Folk School

Time to be determined - Saturday, March 29, 2008
Old-Time Fiddle Workshop

Time to be determined - Sunday, March 30, 2008
Monroe-style and Old-Time Mandolin Workshop

Skip's Class Description:

In this intermediate/advanced class I would like to work on both old-timey and bluegrass styles of playing with a focus on fiddle tunes (hoedowns and waltzes) along with some practice in accompaniment, backup licks and singing. Emphasis will be on facilitating a loose right hand technique and proper left hand fingering. Several tunes of choice will be learned by ear by breaking them into sections and playing them over and over again slowly until they become part of us and we lovingly become part of them. If you must have "hot licks" we can probably round up a few for you.

Registration and additional information:
St. Louis Folk School web site - (314) 781-2244

Click map pin for driving directions to The Folk School of St. Louis at 3155 Sutton Blvd., Suite 101, Maplewood, Missouri 63143.

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