Classic Country Week 2016 at the Augusta Heritage Center Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Classic Country Week, previously known as Early Country Music Week, is dedicated to the roots of country music. We strive to always honor the people and places from which the familiar songs of today are rooted. Country music borrows from folk, pop, blues, swing and religious sources, and yet it is distinctly different. It is easily remembered, loves to tell a story and invites you to dance. The music we focus on is not from the current Nashville scene. This is country music from its roots: from Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family, through folks like Kitty Wells, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton, to the soulful singing of George Jones and Vern Gosdin. Even the Honky Tonk sounds of Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis are included. During this week at Augusta, we explore this true treasure trove of American music with some of the most dedicated instructors doing country music today. Tuition paid BEFORE June 1: $450. Tuition paid AFTER June 1: $490. REGISTER HERE: https://secure.dewv.edu/augusta/ The 2016 Classic Country Week staff includes: (bios and class descriptions: https://goo.gl/HgND9Q) Ginny Hawker: Coordinator; Do You Believe Me? – Vocals, All Levels Courtney Granger: Do You Believe Me? – Vocals, All Levels Thomas Bryan Eaton: Melodic Improvisation in Country Music – All Instruments, Int.; Introduction to Playing Steel in Country Music – All Levels Jesse Milnes: Playing Fiddle in Country Music – Int.; Country Duets – Vocals, Int. Emily Miller: Step Up to the Mic – Vocals; Country Duets – Vocals, Int. Lynn Healey: Acoustic Guitar – Int.; From Moonshine Kate to Dolly Parton – Vocals, All Levels Bill Kirchen: Introduction to Electric Guitar in Honky-Tonk Music – All Levels; Songs from the Wild Side of Life – Vocals, All Levels John Lilly: Songwriting: Keeping it Real – All Levels; Classic Country Essentials – Vocals, All Levels Karen Collins: Wild & Wonderful, Legendary West Virginia Country Musicians – Vocals, All Levels; Rock-a My Soul – Vocals, All Levels Dick Harrington and Debbi Kauffmann: Beginning Harmony Singing Mini-Course – From Scratch Mary Battiata: Spring Blossoms & Winter Snow, Nature Writing & the Country Music Songwriter Mini-Course – All Levels Scott Phelps: Staff Musician Tracy Schwarz: Staff Musician Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.