Held at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT August 26 - September 2, 2012
Sonny's gearing up for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation's workshop and festival as the Blues Artist in Residence, August 26-September 2, 2012. This is an exceptional occasion to study closely with and spend time with Sonny at one of the world's premier dude ranches. He'll also be performing. Sonny will be joining renowned faculty members, Matt Smith and Dennis McCumber of National Guitar Workshop, both seasoned NYC educators and blues players in small intimate workshop settings.
Sonny will be teaching two not to be missed master classes during the week where you can see up close and personal his own unique slide and right hand playing techniques.
The weeklong event includes 6 days of workshops, master classes, playing with professional rhythm sections, jamming, and nightly concerts. Participants and their family members will have a wonderful week of music and Montana activities. Also available for family members during the week is a watercolor workshop taught by renowned western artist Nancy Cawdrey.
There are eleven workshops offered in seven guitar genres with leading faculty from the National Guitar Workshop and additional Artists in Residence: Chris Hillman, Julian Lage, Patty Larkin, Dennis Koster Herb Pedersen and Lee Ritenour. In addition to the Blues workshop with Sonny and faculty Matt Smith and Dennis McCumber, there are: Classic Rock, Jazz, Classical, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter and Beginners. A new course has been added this year for Bass players featuring Clipper Anderson, Melvin Davis, Jorge Roeder, and Dave Overthrow.
Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Grusin (recipient of one Academy Award and twelve Grammy Awards) will be a special featured artist.
In addition, Lee Ritenour's 3rd Annual Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar Competition will be held during the workshop week on August 29th.
What a rare opportunity this is to study with Sonny and share a passion for guitar and bass with fellow participants in an inspirational and personalized setting. All surrounded by Montana's famous western hospitality.
The 2011 workshop sold out. The 2012 workshop has limited availability, so early registration is advised! For more information and to register call (406) 837-2574.
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