Hoosier bluegrass workshop

Clay Hess, Rick hayes workshopNext weekend, guitar and mandolin enthusiasts in the Cincinnati area will have a chance to study with Clay Hess and Rick Hayes.

Hess is the new guitarist with Mountain Heart, and had previously worked with both Ricky Skaggs and Mark Newton. Hayes plays mandolin with The Gibson Brothers, and makes handmade Hayes Mandolins in his Cincinnati shop.

The pair will offer their workshop on November 17 at Zeiler Music Center in Rising Sun, IN. Three one-hour classes will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m., followed by an evening concert.

The workshops are described by the organizers thusly:

The three consecutive one-hour workshops will cover bluegrass 1) guitar and 2) mandolin techniques and then 3) how they fit within a band structure. Time will be allowed for question and answers as well.

Full contact and registration info for the 11/17 event can be found online.

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