Topic: Bighorn Mountain Acoustic Workshop
Lizzie and her sister Shelly and I attended the Bighorn Mountain Festival over the weekend and we took in the acoustic workshop and they talked about songwriting and harmony singing also. We sat in the front row and the workshops are always a great way to get to get a up close look and listen. They have several buildings on the gounds and do the workshops indoors. The musicians there are always very helpful and answer questions and give some tips and tricks.
I was videoing with my little Q3 recorder and I didn't have a tripod so I had it resting on my knee to keep it steady. I just tried to keep it aimed in the right direction, so it isn't always centered up. The audio is pretty good though.
Anne and Pete Sibley moved out to Wyoming about 6 yrs ago and were both classical musicians and got a breath of the open country out west and started writing songs about the west and I guess they are Bluegrass , folk or something like that. Last year they won the Great America Duet contest by Praire Home Companion in NYC.
Jalan Crossland has been making a living playing since he was a boy and has been the rock and roll route and country. He is considered Bluegrass by some but has taken some heat cause he has a drummer in his band. He has one of the best live acts I have ever seen. He is the pride of Ten Sleep, Wy. His bass player is Shaun Kelly and he has been playing in bands all his adult life also. I believe he played with the Georgia Satellites.
There is some banjo playing on these vids and it is done nicely. Pete plays an open back banjo and plays clawhammer style and Jalan plays mostly resonators banjos but he really knows how to control his also without overpowering the others.
I put these in the order they played them and I just thought I would share them, I really enjoyed them but I have been following them for the past 6 yrs. This workshop was at 10:00 in the morning so they were all up a little earlier than usual for a performance.