Ever wished you could be part of a bluegrass jam but need a little inspiration? Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (BRRR) and Virginia Intermont College have teamed up to offer the Bluegrass Jamming Camp Sept. 18-20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the College. Veteran banjoist Gilbert Nelson will use the Wernick method, made famous by “Dr. Banjo” Pete Wernick, to teach the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming.
Jam Campers will learn how to play, lead and sing several bluegrass standards. No previous experience is required and the camp welcomes attendees who can already jam but want to brush up on picking and singing and meet new jammers. The camp will be held in Harrison-Jones Memorial Hall and campers will eat lunch in the VI dining hall and have the option of eating breakfast and dinner there as well.
The cost of the three-day camp is $295, with lunch included each day. Participants will also receive a free weekend pass to BRRR ’13. Space is limited, so sign up today! For more information, visit the Dr. Banjo website.
As host venue for this camp, Virginia Intermont is also a sponsor of BRRR. The College has a long history of affiliation with the festival, with photography students being official BRRR photographers and creative writing students contributing to classroom and public relations projects.