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
- Sharon Gilchrist – Mandolin
Sharon Gilchrist has long made her home in the American acoustic music scene. Whether you have seen her playing mandolin, thumpin’ the upright bass, singing a traditional ballad or performing one of her original pieces, you’ve heard an artist steeped in traditional Appalachian music delivering these sounds with a distinct spacious, graceful and fiery nuance. [Read More…]
- Ben Winship – Camp Song
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
- The Infamous Stringdusters – Band-in-Residence
Tradition and innovation provide the interlocking roots of bluegrass and its descendants, a lively dance of elements skipping comfortably from ancient jigs to radio ditties to spacious experimentation. The Infamous Stringdusters joyously embody and carry forward the spirit of Bill Monroe, John Hartford, Earl Scruggs, David Bromberg and other originators in their skilled embrace of this music’s twin gravitational pulls, moving dexterously between homespun legacy and creative expansion, a band firmly grounded in what has come before as they grow strong into tomorrow.