Kaufman Kamp, June 2020
Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp is the #1 Bluegrass and Acoustic Music camp in the country! Each year, students descend on Maryville, TN to pick, learn, jam, and meet other pickers from all over the country.
This will be my 7th year at Kamp, and I'm thrilled to be there. This year, I'm teaching both weeks. One thing I love about Kaufman Kamp, is that Steve goes out of his way to hire instructors who can relate to people and really teach.
Week 1: Old-time and traditional week: I am part of a flatpicking team that includes Andy Hatfield,
Eric Thompson and Steve Kaufman. Steve is the premiere flatpicking guitar teacher in the world, and has probably taught the style to more people than anybody else. Eric is a West Coast legend, and amazing teacher and performer.
Week 2: Bluegrass week: I will be switching to the mandolin, on a team that includes Andy Hatfield,
Carlo Aonzo, Don Julin, Emory Lester, Simon Mayor, and Steve Smith. Emory and Steve are gold-standard bluegrass mandolinists. Carlo is an Italian mandolin master. Don wrote "Mandolin for Dummies," and is a great improvisor. Simon is from the UK, and is a terrific player and composer.
If you're a guitarist who wants to come to bluegrass week, your instructors will be Beppe Gambetta, Chris Newman, Jake Workman, Mark Cosgrove, Mike Kaufman, and Rebecca Frazier!
Anyway, check out the site by clicking on the picture below to see who all the instructors are, and we hope to see you there. It's gonna be a blast!