Bluegrass Banjo Q&A
1 – 2pm, Band Room 158
Whether new to banjo (bluegrass or otherwise), intermediate or seasoned, questions abound at every stage of the game. It’s easy to lack direction, hit a plateau or wonder if you’re on the right path. Paul Kovac will answer any questions as best he can about style, mechanics, instruments, songs/tunes, history or any other banjo topic. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your instrument.
Kovac is a stalwart NE Ohio folk musician, having spent his years playing Bluegrass, Western Swing & Hard Country music. He recorded his first record 45 years ago and is an active bandleader and teacher.
Paul Kovac – Road to Columbus Video
2:15 – 3:15, Band Room 158
Bill Lestock welcomes all levels, beginner to advance mandolin, blending rhythm and melody to form a “workshop band” on the spot, consisting of harmony and phrasing that will be orchestrated, improvised and recorded! Files will be downloaded and sent to band members.
Lestock composes and blends folk and traditional music with modern ingenuity on mandolin and fiddle. Brad Smedley, accomplished guitar and accordion player and band leader of Hot Djang, joins Bill in original mandolin.
Bill Lestock – Munson Home Video
3:30 – 4:30, Band Room 158
Mohsen Amini (Talisk), Anthony Culkar & Wayne Golob (Slovenian), and Brad Smedley (Cajun) ingenuity on mandolin and fiddle.
Five Things Every Guitar Player Should Know
4:45 – 5:45, Band Room 158
Paul Kovac is a stalwart NE Ohio folk musician, having spent his years playing Bluegrass, Western Swing & Hard Country music. He recorded his first record 45 years ago and is an active bandleader and teacher.
“I’ve been playing guitar most of my life, and I learned many things the hard way. I will share five things that changed and advanced my guitar playing and opened my mind & ears to improvement. This hands-on workshop is appropriate for all players at all levels.”
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight: Video