Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Workshops - FREE

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Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Workshops - FREE

Greg Booth, Cary Black, Tom Bekeny, Tom Rozum, Jerry Douglas, Larry Cohea, Amy & Hailey, Butch Waller, Hasee Ciaccio, Sully Tuttle, Brandon Godman

Saturday, May 18th

3:30 pm (event ends at 6:15 pm)


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Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Workshops
Festival Workshop Schedule

Saturday May 18th

12 - 1PM: Youth Jam in Lobby (sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association)

1 - 2 PM: The Kathy Kallick Band: Music for Kids and Families
in the Littlefield Listening Room

3:30 - 4:45 PM: Bass w/ Cary Black in Room 208

Dobro w/ Greg Booth in Room 210

Mandolin w/ Tom Bekeny in Room 206

5:00 - 6:15 PM: Singing w/ Tom Rozum in Room 210

Sunday May 19th

1 - 2 PM: Bluegrass Classics Sing-Along with High Country in the Littlefield Listening Room

Bluegrass & Country Slow Jam w/ Richard Brandenberg in Room 210

2:15 - 3:30 PM: Jerry Douglas – “Behind The Bar” in the Littlefield Listening Room

“Jerry Douglas will share some of his Dobro techniquesfor practicing, playing, and composing. He will take you behind the bar!”

3:30 - 4:45 PM: Banjo w/ Larry Cohea in Room 210

Mandolin w/ Butch Waller in Room 206

Singing w/ Amy Scher and Hailey Pexton in Room 208

4:45 - 6:10 PM: Bass w/ Hasee Ciaccio in Room 206

Fiddle w/ Brandon Godman in Room 210

Guitar w/ Sullivan Tuttle in Room 208

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
For the fourth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, May 16-19, 2019. Programmed by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and The Freight’s program director Peter Williams, Berkeley Bluegrass Festival brings together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music fans for four days of concerts, jams, free workshops, and good old-fashioned merriment to kick off the summer music festival season.
Cary Black
Cary Black
Bassist based in California
Tom Bekeny
Tom Bekeny
Tom Bekeny is among the most adventurous mandolinists, creating thrilling solos as well as solid backup by using influences ranging from his thorough grounding in blues to his mastery of Jesse McReynolds’ “split string” technique. Tom is a veteran of Laurie Lewis & Grant Street and The Done Gone Band, and has been the fiddler in High Country, the west coast’s premier traditional bluegrass band, for nearly 25 years. Tom also plays in a jazz trio and with Bill Evans (9)' "Bangers & Grass," and has released both a mandolin instruction DVD and a CD of jazz standards titled "Jazzolin."
Tom Rozum
Tom Rozum
Northern California-based American bluegrass mandolinist and singer. Born January 21, 1951. Best known for his long-time collaboration with partner Laurie Lewis.
Jerry Douglas
Jerry Douglas
American bluegrass musician and dobro player born May 28, 1956 in Warren, Ohio