The Handmade Music School is offering a series of one-hour afternoon workshops as part of the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia. Cost is $25 per workshop.
Old Time Backup Guitar with Mac Traynham
Friday, October 16 from 4:00-4:50pm
Art Space @ the Floyd EcoVillage
Guitar is the backbone of the Virginia string band sound and Mac Traynham is a master rhythm player. Learn fills, bass runs, and the basics and stylistic techniques of backing up a band and playing behind singing.
About the Instructor
Mac Traynham is an accomplished fiddler and banjo player as well as a fine guitar player and singer. Influenced by well known and obscure musicians of the past, Mac has developed a hard-driving style of playing which keeps the rhythm going strongly and delights dancers! He teaches at numerous music camps and has won many ribbons from various Fiddler’s Conventions. Also a world-class luthier who spent time learning from master Round Peak builder Kyle Creed, Mac builds his own fine banjos at his shop in Floyd County, VA.