By Mandolin Cafe
August 23, 2006 - 3:30 pm
Sandy Bar Ranch will host three days of acoustic workshops, jams and fun on the river on November 2-5, 2006, with two special guest instructors - Dix Bruce, Performer, Studio Musician, and Author of over 35 Mel Bay Instructional Books, and Radim Zenkl, internationally renowned mandolin artist.
Sandy Bar Ranch is located on the Klamath River, in the heart of the Klamath Mountains in Northern California, and offers access to swimming, biking, fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting and many miles of wilderness trails.
All levels of players are welcome to come learn and play in a supportive environment. All acoustic instruments are welcome, though instruction will be on the guitar and mandolin. Space is limited to 18 participants.
The Klamath River MandoJam will provide an opportunity for acoustic musicians of various levels and styles to come together in a beautiful mountain setting and supportive environment.
Dix and Radim will lead workshops throughout each day, and there will be time open for jamming, informal workshops and rest and relaxation. In the past we've hosted one instructor for the weekend and are excited to have two instructors this time, which will result in even higher quality workshops.
Participants are encouraged to come ready to share what they know about music and technique, learn from each other, swap tunes, and PLAY MUSIC!
About the instructors:
Dix Bruce is an extraordinarily talented and multi-faceted instructor, with 35 Mel Bay Instructional book and CD sets under his belt, along with two instructional videos, covering everything from bluegrass and old time music to jazz, blues and swing. He is equally comfortable playing guitar and mandolin and has played in every setting from solo to big band. He has been active in the San Francisco music scene since the 1970's when he first teamed up with mandolinist David Grisman to edit the Mandolin World News. He is featured on six of his own CD releases. Acoustic Musician magazine describes Dix Bruce as "a West coast virtuoso." Read more about Dix at his web site.
Radim Zenkl is an eclectic artist who has mastered a wide range of styles including Bluegrass, Swing, Flamenco, Celtic, Jazz and Eastern European. Radim tours extensively in the US and aboard, and is one of the instructors featured at the renowned annual Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, California. In addition he has developed a completely new approach to playing the mandolin that incorporates open tunings, finger picking and chord melodies. He has a methodical, hands-on approach to teaching that starts with the basics and builds in complexity so that he does not leave beginners behind, yet is able to offer new insight and technique to more advanced players. You can read more about Radim at his website, http://www.zenkl.com/.
Where: Sandy Bar Ranch, Orleans, California
When: November 2-5, 2006.
Cost: $275/person, includes hostel style lodging in cabins, one meal/day (participants responsible for other meals) and all workshops and jam circles.
Space is limited, so please pre-register. To register or for more information contact:
Klamath River MandoJam
Sandy Bar Ranch,
PO Box 347
Orleans, CA, 95556
Special thanks to the Mandolin Cafe's primary business partners.