Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp

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Date(s) - Saturday October 18, 2014 - Sunday October 19, 2014
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Black Range Lodge, 119 Kingston Main Street, Kingston

Contact: Chris Sanders
The Hard Road Trio


We invite you to join The Hard Road Trio at the historic Black Range Lodge, Kingston NM, on the edge of the Gila Wilderness for two days of acoustic music, quality instruction and an excellent gathering of players, singers and writers. The Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp offers:

Classes in mandolin, banjo, bass, guitar, fiddle, voice and songwriting
Seminars in effective ensemble and musician self-care
Yoga-based stretching and relaxation sessions
Chair massage on site
A beautiful setting and fresh, delicious food
A smaller size group (40 people, maximum)
A concert with The Hard Road Trio, Tom Adler and Ezra Bussmann

The faculty this session includes Steve Smith, Anne Luna and Chris Sanders of The Hard Road Trio along with Ezra Bussman and Tom Adler.

Ezra Bussmann, a native of Caballo, NM, grew up playing mandolin from the age of 9. Over the past 25 years, he has added fiddle, guitar, dobro, and banjo to his arsenal. Primarily rooted in bluegrass, he now plays mainly old time Appalachian music and gypsy jazz with The Green Billies and Zoltan Orkestar in Albuquerque.

After gaining a firm grounding in the fundamentals and mechanics of good picking, Ezra emphasizes ear-training and listening-based playing with the aim to be an independent and spontaneous player and learner. Amongst his various credentials over the past ten years, he has won the Utah state mandolin, guitar, and fiddle contests and the Rockygrass dobro competition.

Tom Adler is an adjunct faculty member at Santa Fe University of Art and Design teaching the acoustic Americana ensemble, songwriting seminar, folk guitar and banjo. His background includes many years as a performing/recording musician and stage, film and TV actor and musician in a wide range of styles. Tom played with the Fast Peso String Band and is currently a member of the folk/Americana band Bootleg Prophets. He shares folk music from around the world with listeners every Sunday morning on his show on KSFR FM, “Folk Remedy.”

Cost: $165.00
Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp
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