Chris Hillman, founding member of the Byrds and Herb Pedersen from The Desert Rose Band will be joining us as Artists in Residence for the 2012 workshop and festival and round out this years great line up!
Following the hugely successful sold out 2011 guitar workshop and festival, we want to let you know that Lee Ritenour, Julian Lage, Sonny Landreth, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Dennis Koster and Patty Larkin will be joining us as Artists in Residence for this year’s event. www.cocguitarfoundation.org
This week long event includes 6 days of workshops, master classes, playing with professional rhythm sections, jamming, and nightly concerts. Being held at the Flathead Lake Lodge workshop participants and their family members have access to all the lodges’ amenities, plus more. Also available for family members during the week is a watercolor workshop taught by renowned western artist Nancy Cawdrey.
There will be eleven workshops offered in seven guitar genres with leading faculty from the National Guitar Workshop: Jazz featuring Lee Ritenour and Julian Lage, Classic Rock featuring Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Blues featuring Sonny Landreth, Classical featuring Dennis Koster, Singer-Songwriter featuring Patty Larkin, Acoustic featuring Doug Smith, and Beginners with Susan Mazer. A new course has been added this year for Bass players featuring Melvin Lee Davis and Jorge Roeder.
Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Grusin (recipient of one Academy Award and twelve Grammy Awards) and drummers Sonny Emory and Tupac Mantilla will be special featured artists.
In addition, Lee Ritenour’s 3rd Annual Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar Competition will be held during the workshop week on August 29th. The six finalists will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the workshop.
This is a unique opportunity to study with the masters and share a passion for guitar with fellow participants in an intimate and personalized setting. All surrounded by our famous western hospitality.
The 2011 workshop was a sell out and the 2012 workshop has limited availability, so early registration is advised! REGISTRATION DISCOUNT! Register by April 30, 2012 and get a $250 discount on the Workshop fee. For more information and to register go to www.cocguitarfoundation.org or call (406) 837-2574.