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Hot Licks Guitar Workshop with Mason Via

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Suggested skill level: All skill levels welcome

Spice up your guitar solo with a few of Mason’s favorite signature Hot Licks. Mason has gathered quite a collection of flashy riffs that can help to make your solo shine! In this workshop, participants will learn where and how to incorporate these licks into your next solo/break. This course will feature material for all skill levels, spanning from unique (yet simple) picking, to more elaborate/progressive licks. He will focus on iconic bluegrass riffs that will make you stand out —throw some pepper on your pickin’ and spice it up with Mason’s Hot Licks!

Mason grew up going to fiddler’s conventions and music festivals around NC and VA, where he was steeped in the rich Appalachian culture that surrounds the area. Picking and singing from an early age, Mason combines soulful high lonesome singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. Mason’s lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind his music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess. Catch Mason performing solo, or with his flaming hot “new-grass” band, Hot Trail Mix.

In 2016 the talented young man completed a Virginia Folklife Songwriting apprenticeship with his father, award-winning songwriter David Via. Mason has placed in contests and picked up ribbons at several conventions and festivals throughout Appalachia. Mason Via was named the 2019 Floydfest OTR competition runner-up and is a 3-time winner of the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival’s band competition.

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.

You will receive a registration confirmation email with details for joining the workshop. Please be sure that your email address is entered correctly and check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. If you are still unable to locate the email confirmation and have not received the reminder email by 5pm the day of the workshop, please call or text Courtney at 919-516-9049.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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