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
2016 Instructor Profile
- Tom Murphy – Mandolin
Tom Murphy picked up the guitar at age 11 in St. Louis, and didn’t put it down until he received a mandolin for high school graduation. Shortly thereafter, he heard the David Grisman Quintet’s first album, and the mandolin quickly took center stage in his life. His inventive mandolin solos, driving rhythm, and tight harmony vocals add color to a variety of bands in his present hometown of Bozeman, Montana. Current bands include: Two Bit Franks (Original/Bluegrass/Americana) Thermal Grass & Stormy Creek(Bluegrass/Newgrass/Jazz), The John Lowell Band (Bluegrass), Hooligans (Rock/Dylan/Dead), Lone Mountain Trio (Bluegrass/Americana), Little Jane and the Pistol Whips (Americana/Country), and singer-songwriters Jim Averitt, Chris Cunningham, and Connor Garvey.
- Travis Book – Bass
Bassist and singer for The Infamous Stringdusters. www.travisbookmusic.com
- Roy Andrade – Guitar
Roy Andrade is a musician, producer and teacher who concerns himself mostly with the old-time music of the south. He was the banjo player for the popular string band Reeltime Travelers, and for subsequent projects with various musicians and groups including New Reeltime Travelers, and the Blue Ridge Entertainers. His years of fieldwork have led to several recordings including the Doc Watson Family box set Milestones (released 2013), of which he is the producer. He continues to write, teach, and produce recordings on traditional music and has been an important part of Targhee Music Camp for the last several years. He is an assistant professor at East Tennessee State University in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies, one of the few places with a bachelors degree in traditional American music.