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*SOLD OUT* Joe Newberry Clawhammer Banjo Workshop

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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About the Workshop

This workshop will help students improve their right hand clawhammer motion, including single noting, drop thumb and double thumbing. Tips and techniques for the left hand to add depth to a student’s playing will include pull-offs, hammers-on, and slides. Other techniques include an exploration of the fifth string as melody note, low and alternate drones, and the power of open strings and notes on the second fret that can help navigate new tunes.

About Joe Newberry

Known around the world for his clawhammer banjo playing, Joe Newberry is also a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won an IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” Award. With Eric Gibson, he shared the IBMA “Song of the Year” Award for “They Called It Music.”  Newberry has the distinction of having captured each banjo prize at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV, over the years – from Fifth to First Place – and was just as happy with each place!

Newberry has taught banjo, guitar, singing, and songwriting at numerous camps and festivals, including Ashokan, Midwest Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Targhee Music Camp, the Swannanoa Gathering, Centrum Voice Works, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Pinewoods Camp, Vocal Week, Bluegrass Week, and Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV, the Australia National Folk Festival, Sorefingers Summer School in Kingham, U.K., the Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week, and the Bluff Country Gathering. He was for many years the coordinator of Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center.


Wednesday, August 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Harry’s Guitar Shop
556 Pylon Dr
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