The Handmade Music School offers unique learning experiences in music, history, and dance with master teachers. Events offer high quality instruction and performances from local and global master artists and are focused on preserving, sharing, and celebrating the musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Events are held online, at The Floyd Country Store, and at local venues in Floyd, Virginia. Register today for a workshop, class, lecture, performance, or a multi-day camp!
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John Hartford Tunes Workshop with Adam Hurt, Tristan Scroggins and Megan Lynch Chowning
March 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Handmade Music School presents a John Hartford Tunes Workshop with Adam Hurt, Tristan Scroggins and Megan Lynch Chowning at the Floyd Country Store on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 4:00-5:30pm. Cost is $35.
Two original John Hartford tunes will be taught in three separate 70 minute workshops:
- Tristan Scroggins: Guitar and Mandolin
- Adam Hurt: Clawhammer Banjo
- Megan Lynch Chowning: Fiddle
Then all three classes will come together at the end for “one big band” 20 minute workshop!
John Hartford is well known for his songwriting but after his death in 2001, his family discovered over two thousand original and unrecorded fiddle tunes that he had been keeping in file cabinets under his desk.
Scroggins, Lynch Chowning, and Hurt bring this unexplored part of John Hartford’s legacy to life. Scroggins spent years working for the John Hartford Office helping to archive the last of John’s writing. Megan Lynch Chowning, who helped copy edit the accompanying fiddle tune book, is known for her expert knowledge of fiddle tunes in the same way John was through his extensive note taking and interviews with masters. Though they never met, John surely would have been in awe of Adam Hurt who is one of the preeminent banjo players in the world. As both banjo and fiddle players, John and Adam are connected by their deep passion for American traditional music. Megan, Tristan, and Adam use their combined talent to present a show that is fresh, familiar, historical, and never before heard. A way to relive the “Goodle Days.”