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Playing Together in a Bluegrass Band with Jan Johansson

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join PineCone and Jan Johansson for this unique workshop, “Playing  Together  in a Bluegrass Band” with emphasis on “together.” Helping Johnasson out is his student band, BullRun, featuring Johnny Smith, Jacob & Josiah Sheffield and Fiddlin’ David “Vass” Strickland.

This workshop will focus on some very basic aspects of musicianship that are often totally ignored by teachers, jam hosts, and the musicians themselves. Jan & BullRun will discuss and demonstrate the essentials of the bluegrass ensemble, such as the specific function of each instrument in a band context, harmony singing, dynamics, the importance of listening to each other, variety in the set list, playing back up, when not to play, standard kickoffs and endings.

Play together – not against or over each other.

Johansson was born in Sweden and has been playing acoustic music since the age of 14. By the time he was 18, he had mastered the guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. Johansson came to the United States in 1986 to play traditional and bluegrass music.

He founded Johansson’s Acoustic Music Studio (JAMS) to provide music instruction for people of all age groups interested in bluegrass and other forms of acoustic music. Focused on one-on-one personal instruction, JAMS has taught hundreds of acoustic musicians in and around North Carolina in guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and bass.

Johansson has also worked extensively as a studio musician, contributing to albums such as Lorraine Jordan’s Mandolin Rose and the Wells Family’s On Destiny’s Road. His discography is extensive and his latest release is titled Road to Happy Destiny.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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