Workshops and Exhibits 2012

Band Workshop - Junior Sisk and Rambler's Choice

Saturday, June 2 4:30 - 5:15pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

Junior Sisk is at the top of his game and has surrounded himself with a top notch band of musicians including Jason Tomlin on bass and vocals; Chris Davis on mandolin and vocals; Billy Hawks on fiddle and vocals; and Jason Davis on banjo and vocals.

Clawhammer Banjo - Mike Iverson

Saturday, June 2, Noon

Workshop Stage by the pond

Known locally as the driving force behind the folk/bluegrass band Blue Sage and the 2012 recipient of OFOAMs Don Baker Award for his musical contributions to the community, Mike Iverson is known worldwide for his contributions toward advancing the art of Clawhammer banjo. 

Getting Started: a Beginner's Band Workshop - The Get Down Boys

Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

In just a few years the Get Down Boys have mastered an organic, contemporary sound and cohesive high energy act, but most important to this group is their support for the new movements in bluegrass music. "The GDB's are blazing a new path with their spit-fire vocals, upbeat high-tempo picking, and a classic mix of instrumentation that sounds twangy and fresh" (The Groove Thief).

Guitar Workshop - Jake Workman

Saturday, June 2, 3:30pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

2010 Texas State Flatpicking Champion Jake Workman is an accomplished young bluegrass/acoustic multi-instrumentalist currently living in Draper, UT. He just released his own bluegrass album that features him on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals.

Fiddle Workshop - Bridget Law (Elephant Revival)

Sunday, June 3, 11:30am

Workshop Stage by the pond

Elephant Revival's Bridget Law is a high elevation fiddle champion who regularly teaches and plays in Scotland.

Creative Banjo Workshop - Dango, Sage, & Daniel (Elephant Revival)

Saturday, June 2, 2:30pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

Experience the banjo like never before! Elephant Revival's Dango Rose is solid as a rock on the upright bass and adds nice texture on the mandolin; Sage Cook is a shredding instrumentalist who plays the electric banjo, electric guitar, mandolin and upright bass; Daniel Rodriguez plays a distinctive finger-style acoustic guitar and banjo.

Tap, Slap, and Thump: Clogging, Hambone, and Bass Workshop - Mark Schatz

Saturday, June 2, 5:30pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

Mark Schatz is an American bassist, banjoist, mandolinist, and clogger who has recorded and toured with artists such as Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Jerry Douglas, Maura O'Connell, Tony Rice, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tim O'Brien, and, currently, Claire Lynch. He is a two time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year award winner. Schatz toured and recorded with acclaimed progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek from 2003 until the start of the band's indefinite hiatus in late 2007. Schatz is also a renowned solo artist who has recorded two solo albums on Rounder Records, his debut produced by Bela Fleck. Schatz has produced albums for various bluegrass artists including The Duhks.

Kids on Stage - Youth Bands Showcase

Saturday, June 2, 1:30 - 2:15pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

The Nay Family and the Ozberkmen Family

Rhythm "Claire"ified - The Claire Lynch Band

Sunday, June 3, 3:00pm

Workshop Stage by the pond

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire's music and they have her animated and energized. Her career has come full circle: once again, she's a creative powerhouse at the top of her game, performing with one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands of the current decade.

Brad Wheeler – Harmonica Workshop and Parade

Sunday, June 3, 12:40pm

Workshop Stage by the pond, Parading to Main Stage

Sweetwater Crossing- Youth Performance

11:30 Sweetwater Crossing- Youth Performance

Todd's Musical Petting Zoo

During festival hours

On festival grounds 

Ever pluck a harp or drum on a djembe? Ever womp-womp on a didgeridoo or buzz into a shofar? Ever strum a mountain dulcimer or frail a banjo? All of these traditional folk instruments and about 100 more are part of Todd Crowley's Traveling Musical Petting Zoo.