Many of you know that one of our instructors, Jake Workman, recently took a job playing guitar for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. All things were fine with the schedule until the snow storm hit the east coast last weekend and Ricky had to reschedule a cancelled concert. But do not fear,,, we have worked it out and Jake Workman will now be teaching on Saturday March 19th instead of Sunday the 20th. Bob Minner will teach on Sunday now. They have switched days and will both still be on hand for the weekend workshops and Concert. Register soon if you plan on attending!
Saturday - March 19, 2016
Jake Workman - Guitarist with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Jake Workman is a full-time musician, performing and doing session work around the state and country while also teaching private lessons in Sandy, UT. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Utah. While having studied music formally in school, much of his learning has come from "on the job" experience using his skills over many genres. He plays guitar, banjo and mandolin professionally and has won many awards on each. Jake made the top five in the National Flatpick Guitar Contest in Winfield, KS in 2009. He placed 2nd in the National Banjo Contest twice in both 2010 and 2011, also in Winfield, KS. He is also the 2010 1st place Texas State Flatpick Guitar and Banjo champion. Jake recently performed with Driven, a band based out of western Kansas and performs at various festivals and venues in the mid-west and throughout the country year-round. You now will see him with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.
Sunday - March 20, 2016
Bob Minner- Guitarist in the Tim McGraw Band
Missouri native Bob Minner grew up in the rich bluegrass traditions of the Show-Me state, but for the past 23 years he has been the acoustic guitarist for country superstar Tim McGraw. Bob has played on many of Tim's number one hits including "Live Like You Were Dying", as well as being a writer with songs cut
by Blue Highway, Dailey & Vincent, Shannon Slaughter, Special Consensus and others. Bob is a respected flat pick guitarist, having twice won 3rd at the National Flatpicking Championships in Winfield, KS in 1986/87. His solo cd "There & Back & Back Again" gained favorable reviews in Bluegrass Unlimited, Flatpicking Guitar, and Country Weekly. As a clinician, he brings considerable skills from his 23 years in Nashville.