I'm really looking forward to teaching a special bluegrass fiddle workshop at the Club Passim School of Music in Cambridge, MA on February 25th from 2-4pm. This hand-on workshop will cover a variety of bluegrass songs and instrumentals, as we explore the fiddle’s role in bluegrass. Perfect for violinists and fiddlers new to the bluegrass style, this class will also cover backup techniques and when to use them, improvising, shifting between positions, playing in tune, vibrato and bowing concepts. We will learn several scales, arpeggios and double stops, and discuss different ways of producing chord sounds on the fiddle. There is something for every level of student in this class! Please bring a recording device. For more information and to register visit: https://www.passim.org/school-of-music/classes-workshops/winter-workshop-weekend-bluegrass-fiddle/
I'm looking forward to attending the Folk Alliance International Conference next week in Kansas City, MO with Mile Twelve, as Official Showcase Artists. We've got a busy week planned and when we're not showcasing we're looking forward to being inspired by some new artists! Check out our showcase schedule below and help spread the word!
Big news! Mile Twelve will be going on our first tour of Japan in late March of 2018! This tour has been in the works for a while now and I'm so happy that it has finally come together. Here's the itinerary:
3/28 Tokyo - BLUE MOOD
3/29 Sendai - STARDUST
3/30 Osaka - ANOTHER DREAM
3/31 Kyoto - HONKY TONK
4/1 Tokyo - ROCKY TOP
Keep up with our travels on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/miletwelve/ we'll be sure to share lots of photos and videos from the trip!