Beginning Bluegrass Banjo with Barry Southern

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In this Beginning Bluegrass Banjo workshop we'll lay out the building blocks for good, solid 3 finger banjo playing and examine each one. Making sure your banjo is set up right we'll get into some essential roll patterns, back up techniques, how to jam with others and get a few tunes under our fingers. 

Barry Southern is a born and raised Liverpudlian from a musical family who began playing guitar at age 11. After starting out playing British folk music he played in a couple of Liverpools finest rock and roll bands and also took up banjo and fiddle and got into American folk music. He played in Bluegrass and Old Time bands in the U.K. scene and toured around Europe and was eventually drawn to the US where he now works as a touring musician and music teacher in Astoria, Oregon.  Barry is here this week with his wife and musical partner (also an instructor), Gabrielle Macrae. Together they perform as The Horsenecks.

The Horsenecks