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Here are our current 2024 workshop dates (more to come):


Songwriting Workshop with Brad Davis
Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th, 2024
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg, Missouri

Brad Davis is not only a master songwriter who has written hit songs for many country and bluegrass music artists, and has also produced several albums of his original material, but he also holds a Master's degree in English with a focus on songwriting and teaches both audio engineering and songwriter at Texas A&M. During this weekend course Brad not only addresses writing both music and lyrics, but teaches how use your instrument to tell the story of your song and demonstrates how to use free audio software to record your own song demos.
For details, contact Dan Miller: editor@bluegrassunlimited or 573-823-5582

Anya Hinkle and Billy Cardine Concert
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Anya Hinkle and Resonator Guitar Master Billy Cardine will perform a house concert at the Jade Green Farm in Harrisburg, Missouri on Saturday June 22nd at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 per person, pay at the door.
For details, contact Dan Miller: editor@bluegrassunlimited or 573-823-5582



Mandolin Workshop with Tim May and Steve Smith
Friday, July 26th through Sunday, July 28th, 2024
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg, Missouri

Tim May and Steve Smith are veteran instructors having each taught at dozens and dozens of workshops and camps around the country for many years. Both are talented mandolin players and know how to work with students of any level to bring their playing to the next level. Tim and Steve have performed as a duo for many years and recording a number of projects together. On the Saturday evening of the workshop, Tim and Steve will performing in concert.
For details, contact Dan Miller: editor@bluegrassunlimited or 573-823-5582


Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Alan Munde and Tim May
Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st, 2024
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg, Missouri

Alan Munde is a bluegrass banjo legend who has been teaching people how to play the banjo for decades via books, videos, camps, workshops and as the banjo instructor at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. Multi-instrumentalist Tim May also has had decades of performing and teaching experience. Having these two teach together on the same weekend is an experience not to miss. Additionally, Alan and Tim will be performing a concert on the Saturday evening of the workshop weekend.
For details, contact Dan Miller: editor@bluegrassunlimited or 573-823-5582


Flatpicking Guitar Workshop with Brad Davis and Dan Miller

Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th, 2024
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg,
Missouri


This workshop is for flatpicking guitar players who want to improve their skills in the areas of developing speed, accuracy and tone; learning to take their rhythm playing to the next level; developing the ability to create their own solos and learning how to improvise. Brad and Dan will focus on the material that is presented in the eight volume Flatpicking Essentials course.
For details, contact Dan Miller: editor@bluegrassunlimited or 573-823-5582

Swing and Jazz Workshop for Guitar and Mandolin with Tim May and Dan Miller
Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd, 2024
Jade Green Farm, Harrisburg, Missouri

This workshop is for anyone who would like to improve their ability to play both rhythm and lead on swing and jazz tunes on the guitar or mandolin. In this workshop, we address topics like reharmonizing the chord progressions with various chord substitutions, we provide ideas about soloing on these tunes and soloing over standard swing progressions and turn-arounds, and then we spend a good bit of time working on ideas for improvising on these tunes using scale and arpeggio patterns.
For this workshop, in order to help facilitate us rolling up our sleeves and jumping right in, we send out a packet in advance of the workshop date to everyone who is attending. This packet will include the chords and melody to six standard swing tunes. Plus we also send some scale and arpeggio patterns to practice. That way, we can make sure that everyone has some familiarity with the tunes that we will be working with so no one will be trying to learn the tune and chord progression from scratch on that weekend. Anytime class is not scheduled, jamming is encouraged.


Food will be provided and lodging for all events is available. The number of attendees will be kept between 10 and 12 people so that everyone can receive personal attention.

For details, contact Dan Miller: [email protected] or 573-823-5582









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