Home > Workshops >

Dock Boggs Banjo Workshop w/ Martin Grossman



 
Moran Lee “Dock” Boggs was a powerful finger-style banjo player and singer from Norton, Virginia.  He recorded in the late 1920’s; several of his songs from this period were included on Harry Smith’s seminal Anthology of American Folk Music.  He recorded again extensively in the early 1960’s after Mike Seeger sought him out and introduced him to the musicians and audiences of the folk revival.  Dock was known for his dark, haunting arrangements of traditional songs and sacred music, but he was also proficient at lighter, more entertaining material as well.  In this class we’ll look at the consistent, well-thought-out picking style Dock used for both sides of his repertoire in a variety of tunings.  Bring a banjo and a recording device.
: $50.00

 
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
1-2:30pm


Moran Lee “Dock” Boggs was a powerful finger-style banjo player and singer from Norton, Virginia. He recorded in the late 1920’s; several of his songs from this period were included on Harry Smith’s seminal Anthology of American Folk Music. He recorded again extensively in the early 1960’s after Mike Seeger sought him out and introduced him to the musicians and audiences of the folk revival. Dock was known for his dark, haunting arrangements of traditional songs and sacred music, but he was also proficient at lighter, more entertaining material as well. In this class we’ll look at the consistent, well-thought-out picking style Dock used for both sides of his repertoire in a variety of tunings. Bring a banjo and a recording device.

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »