Skip to product information
  • Participants in this workshop will learn the fundamentals of clawhammer banjo technique, and walk away with at least one tune in their pocket. We'll cover the "bum-ditty," drop thumbing, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and the other tools you'll need to get your feet under you in this style. Clawhammer places extreme emphasis on right-hand technique; consequently, this workshop will likely be suitable for both total beginners and bluegrass banjoists looking to learn a new style.
    More Details
1 of 1

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.

Jake Blount (https://jakeblount.com) is an award-winning old-time banjoist, fiddler, singer and scholar based in Washington, DC.  Blount specializes in the music of Black and Native American communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York.  His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman.  He has claimed first place in both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV.  He has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and Berklee School of Music, as well as numerous other venues and institutions.  Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band The Moose Whisperers.  In the spring of 2020, Jake released “Spider Tales”, his critically acclaimed solo album.

JAKE BLOUNT CLAWHAMMER WORKSHOP | JUNE 17 3PM

SKU: BLOUNT-WORKSHOP

Regular price
$30 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$30 USD
Participants in this workshop will learn the fundamentals of clawhammer banjo technique, and walk away with at least one tune in their pocket. We'll cover the "bum-ditty," drop thumbing, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and the other tools you'll need to get your feet under you in this style. Clawhammer places extreme emphasis on right-hand technique; consequently, this workshop will likely be suitable for both total beginners and bluegrass banjoists looking to learn a new style.
More Details

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
Jake Blount (https://jakeblount.com) is an award-winning old-time banjoist, fiddler, singer and scholar based in Washington, DC.  Blount specializes in the music of Black and Native American communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York.  His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman.  He has claimed first place in both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV.  He has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and Berklee School of Music, as well as numerous other venues and institutions.  Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band The Moose Whisperers.  In the spring of 2020, Jake released “Spider Tales”, his critically acclaimed solo album.