Imagine an afternoon in the Tetons. A head full of new tunes, rubbing elbows with your musical heros, a community of new friends, outstanding views and great food. Free time to jam, rehearse or hike.
Sounds like the prescription for sanity in this crazy world. Sounds like the syllabus for the annual Targhee Music Camp!
- Four days of high level instruction
- Hearty meals and comfortable accommodations
- Lots of jamming
- Evening performances
- World-class setting
- Top-notch instructors
2015 Instructor Profile
- Kate Brislin – Singing
Kate Brislin has brought a fresh outlook to the old-time string band tradition. A member of the four-woman group the Any Old Time String Band in the 1970s and the Blue Flame String Band in the early ’80s, Brislin has continued to record and perform with her husband Jody Stecher.
- Ben Winship – Workshops
Ben Winship is a self-made musician who has carved out a niche for himself behind the potato curtain and under the radar of commercial music. His routine is a constantly shifting mix of performing, recording, engineering and teaching. Mandolin is Ben’s primary ax, but he is also a well respected songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist.
Winship’s version of string band music is an exploration of crossroads; where raw meets refined, original meets traditional, weird meets familiar, organized meets free ranging. Ben co-founded the Targhee Music Camp with Tom Garnsey in 2005, and we are delighted to have the former camp coordinator teaching workshops this year.www.benwinship.com
- Jim Lauderdale – Songwriting
Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy® and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. Lauderdale, a master songwriter, has had his work recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, George Jones, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, The Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton, and George Strait, who has had numerous hits with Jim’s songs. Lauderdale’s music has been featured regularly on the ABC hit show Nashville, and he appeared in the successful film Pure Country.