Bluegrass Repertoire | April 5-8, 2018

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Bluegrass Repertoire | April 5-8, 2018

252.00

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Instructors: Kenny and Amanda Smith

$349 - $679 TOTAL WORKSHOP COST
($252 tuition + $97-427 lodging & meals package of choice)

Instructors Kenny and Amanda Smith will teach a class on Bluegrass Repertoire. This is a new offering for the annual Bluegrass & Gee's Bend workshop! Come expand your repertoire on any bluegrass instrument with some of the best around. More details coming soon! 

Class Level: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Multi-Level

Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2003, the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band combines gutsy, heartfelt vocals, brilliant instrumental talents and a powerful, contemporary sense of song choice and arrangement into one of the most compelling new sounds in bluegrass today.

A creation of the intensely personal musical and romantic connection between Kenny and Amanda, the band shares an all-too-rare sense of intimacy and cohesion where each musician feels an almost telepathic connection. 

Originally from Nine Mile, Indiana, Kenny is widely considered one of the most important and influential flatpicking-style guitarists of his generation. A two-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year award winner, his professional credits include six years with the popular Lonesome River Band and an exceptional solo CD, Studebaker, released on Sugar Hill Records in 1997.

Kenny is in great demand at guitar workshops and master classes, teaching at the renowned Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend series and at guitar workshops at major events such as IBMA. He has just released a two-DVD instruction set on AcuTab Publications.

Born in the small town of Davisville, West Virginia, Amanda grew up singing in church choirs and participating in talent contests at local fairs. “I always sang, my mom and dad said, even before I can remember,” she says. She started playing guitar in high school to accompany herself, and soon discovered bluegrass music through female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss. Amanda met Kenny at a Lonesome River Band concert, and the couple began dating and playing music together almost immediately. 

Kenny and Amanda Smith's website is www.kenny-amandasmith.com.


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