With it’s old world Appalachian melodies, cotton mill songs, Gullah-Geechee culture, gospel, blues and rags, Georgia is an original source of early roots music. We’ll be playing a cross section of string band material and locally collected fiddle tunes. This group repertoire class will also cover some traditional bowing, banjo styles, and bass runs for guitar. Welcome to all levels of experience. Recording devices are allowed.
Mick is a beloved teacher of fiddle, piano, guitar, banjo, and music theory in his home of Atlanta and at workshops around the country and abroad. He has been on the staff at prestigious music camps like the Swannanoa Gathering, Florida Rhapsody, the Georgia Folk Festival, Alabama Folk Life, Nashville’s Breakin’ Up Winter, and has also taught American Roots music on tour in Italy to great acclaim (both for his musicality, and for his communication in Italo-Fren-Spanglish!)
A recipient of the Georgia Council for the Arts Folklife Grant, Mick was a longtime collaborator with Georgia music legend Stranger Malone, whose music he continues to preserve and perform. Mick now serves as roots music consultant for the Georgia Humanities Council, and has produced numerous events celebrating Georgia’s rich musical heritage from the Appalachian mountains to the coastal plains.
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