Bluegrass/Old Time Guitar - Rhythm & Runs w/ Eric Thompson
Saturday, August 12th1:00-3:00 pm
$40.00 pm


We’ll work on defining a clear, steady beat to support the other musicians, and learn some cool runs to compliment the accompaniment.


Eric Thompson has been flatpicking Bluegrass style guitar for 57 years. His early exploits include the Black Mountain Boys with Jerry Garcia in 1963, the New York Ramblers with David Grisman in 1964, and the Charles River Valley Boys classic album Beatle Country in 1966. Over the years his bands have included Blue Flame Stringband, the Backwoods Band,and Bluegrass Intentions, just to scratch the surface. His 1978 Bluegrass Guitar album was graced with Tony Rice on rhythm guitar! Eric has taught at camps all over the country, and has done quite a number of instructional DVDs and books for Mel Bay and Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop. Eric has a relaxed, but intense teaching style that can benefit players of all levels, offering insights into technique, theory, style, taste and tone.
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