BOTMC- The Banjo of Dock Boggs w/Chris Berry

BOTMC- The Banjo of Dock Boggs w/Chris Berry

Chris Berry

Saturday, September 29th

3:00 pm (event ends at 4:30 pm)

$25

  • Virginia three-finger banjo player Dock Boggs produced some of the most original sounds in old-time music when he first recorded in 1927. Fortunately for us all, he lived to be rediscovered and rerecorded by Mike Seeger in the 1960s and enjoyed a second musical career. Boggs’ music is still popular with banjo players today but because of his unorthodox tunings and simple but idiosyncratic right-hand technique, can be difficult to learn at first. This workshop will look in depth at two of Boggs’ songs using techniques that will allow you to unlock more of his repertoire. We’ll also talk about his tunings and techniques in general. If you have only played clawhammer, this will be a good workshop to try fingerpicking for the first time.

BOTMC- The Banjo of Dock Boggs
Virginia three-finger banjo player Dock Boggs produced some of the most original sounds in old-time music when he first recorded in 1927. Fortunately for us all, he lived to be rediscovered and rerecorded by Mike Seeger in the 1960s and enjoyed a second musical career. Boggs’ music is still popular with banjo players today but because of his unorthodox tunings and simple but idiosyncratic right-hand technique, can be difficult to learn at first. This workshop will look in depth at two of Boggs’ songs using techniques that will allow you to unlock more of his repertoire. We’ll also talk about his tunings and techniques in general. If you have only played clawhammer, this will be a good workshop to try fingerpicking for the first time.