WOODSTOCK'S OWN FOLK MUSIC LEGEND
Video / Lessons
I'm looking forward to returning to this great venue in Morristown.
The phenomenal Del Rey and I will be sharing the evening at the recently renovated Caffe Lena, a legendary folk club in Saratoga Springs, NY. I first played there in its opening year, 1961, and have been back many times.
Richard Thompson's excellent guitar and songwriting camp deep in the magnificent Catskill Mountains of NY State. An all-star cast of instructors includes Martin Simpson, Shawn Colvin, Henry Kaiser, Jill Sobule, Sloane Wainwright, Zak Hobbs and more. Happy will be teaching the Blues Fingerpicking of Brownie McGhee, among other topics.
The downhome, back-porch vibe of this early acoustic blues program make this week feel like a family gathering. Over thirty of the country’s best acoustic blues musicians take participants on a journey through history and tradition with classes designed to honor traditions as well as build skills and inspire new traditions. Jam sessions stretch from the afternoons until dawn.
The Band was one of the seminal influences on the roots rock scene from the early Sixties through the Last Waltz in 1976. Camp Cripple Creek is a celebration of that great group, featuring many musicians and other personalities who were associated with The Band. Leading the proceedings will be The Weight Band, several of whose members were a part of various incarnations of The Band. As a long-time friend of The Band, I am honored to be a part of this event.
My annual concert in this venerable, world-renowned shed in the woods, now celebrating it's 101st season. I'll be joined by talented friends, to be announced, but get your tickets early as this sells out every year.
This will be my first show in London in many years. I'm very excited to be performing my "Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival" show at the prestigious Cecil Sharp House. As always, there will be a set of music followed by my slide show and tales of the legendary times I lived through and the many extraordinary people I got to meet and play with.
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