The Handmade Music School presents a flat picking guitar workshop on the style and repertoire of Doc Watson on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 3:30 – 5:00pm, with guitar prodigy and two-time Galax blue ribbon-winner Presley Barker. Cost is $30.
Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. Mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton, Presley has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker. In the summer of 2015, Presley won first place in the prestigious Adult Guitar Competition at the 80th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention and in the summer of 2016, he was named West Virginia State Flatpicking Guitar Champion. In 2017, Presley won the Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition and received another blue ribbon in the Adult Guitar Competition at the 82nd Annual Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention. Presley released his first solo album entitled “JUST-TEN” in the fall of 2015.