Country/Bluegrass Harmony Singing Intensive with Val Mindel & Kate Brislin
Val Mindel, Kate Brislin
Saturday, February 9th
Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm (event ends at 4:30 pm)Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Country/Bluegrass Harmony Singing Intensive
A roll through the basics and on to some of the really interesting aspects of singing American old-time, country and bluegrass harmony – from adding crunchy notes to crossing harmonies and more as time permits. We’ll talk about blend, stacks and voice production, but mostly we'll sing a lot.
Val is a longtime musician, teacher and workshop leader, known for bringing out the best in singers, whatever their level. In addition to teaching at numerous music camps and workshops in the U.S. and abroad, she has just finished a book on folk music, part of the “So You Want To Sing” series for Rowman & Littlefield and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She lives in Elkins, West Virginia.
Kate’s unusual ability to sing extraordinarily well with just about any singer has led to performances and recordings with Hazel Dickens, Mike Seeger, Alice Gerrard, Chris Brashear, and Katy Moffatt, to name a few. For many years now Kate has been an inspiring model for aspiring singers. Her ongoing duet with her husband Jody Stecher has won her two Grammy nominations and several Indy Awards.