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 9th 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
2014 Targhee Instructors
- The “Lomax Project” Band – Garrison, Glaspy, Haas, Stone, West
Stone recently launched a new project to celebrate the work of folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. This collaboration brings together some of the country’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine songs from the Lomax archive. The Lomax Project transforms performing arts centers and festivals into a creative hub where eminent musicians gather to explore their roots, create new music and celebrate their collective cultural heritage through educational outreach activities and concerts.
- Danny Barnes – Guitar/Banjo
Live, on studio or homemade records, and through the countless concert recordings that circulate in the taper scene as word-of-mouth gems, Barnes is a sonic pioneer, hacking through the underbrush with his musical weapons of choice, banjo as compass. In addition to being an innovative banjo player, Danny is also an amazing guitarist, singer and songwriter. Having first made the national scene with the Bad Livers, he has been touring regularly with everyone from the Dave Matthews Band to Bill Frissell to Robert Earl Keen. He has entertained the Targhee audiences most recently as a solo performer and member of the Tim O’Brien Band. We welcome him as a major creative force on our teaching staff.
- Brittany Haas – Fiddle
California-born Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. She grew up honing her craft in fiddle camps nationwide, and came to her unique sound through the old-time fiddling of Bruce Molsky and the innovative stylings of Darol Anger. A prodigious youth, she began touring with Darol’s Republic of Strings at the age of 14. She simultaneously studied baboons in the evolutionary biology department of Princeton University (and minoring in music performance, composing with professor Dan Trueman) and joined seminal chamber-grass band Crooked Still. She has toured with them since, and also performed with Yonder Mountain String Band, Tony Trischka, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (her cellist sister), Abigail Washburn, and The Waybacks.