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John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh: “Clinch Mountain Backstep”

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The Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp instructor staff plays the Ralph Stanley classic at our Camp concert.

by Dan Gabel
October 25, 2017

We’ve just completed our first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp, which was held at Kowana Valley Folk School and Lodge near Yosemite, California. Over the course of four days, students were treated to rotating classes with Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman, and Joe K. Walsh teaching mandolin, and Scott Nygaard teaching guitar.

To get things rolling, John, Scott, Joe, and Sharon played a few tunes together, including this spirited version of Ralph Stanley’s “Clinch Mountain Backstep.”

Thanks to all who attended, our gracious hosts at Kowana Valley, Lynn and Rich Ferry, and our sponsors Straight Up Strings and MandolinCafe.com.

Sign up now for John's Melodic Mandolin Tunes course on Peghead Nation.

Learn mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist in her Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin courses.

Join The Advancing Mandolinist with Joe K. Walsh.

Study guitar with Scott Nygaard in his courses Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar, Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar, Flatpicking Guitar, and Weekly Guitar Workout.

Tags: Guitar, Mandolin
Category: Featured Video

Comments and Discussion

Posted by Scottnyg on
Hi Tom,
We don't know for sure if and when there will be another Peghead Mando Camp, but we'll post information about it as soon as we do. At the recent camp, the students (about 25 of them) were generally at an intermediate level, I'd say, with some more beginning students and some more advanced.
Scott Nygaard
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Peghead Nation
Posted by Tom Morrell on
I would like some additional information regarding the Mandolin Camp. Is Pegged Nation planning to do this annually? How many students participate? What is the level of the students? What is the tuition fee? I just started playing in March 2017 and have made it through Sharon's Beginning Mandolin course and have started the Intermediate Mandolin. I may be interested in attending, but I'm a bit apprehensive about getting into a group that is well beyond my level. Any information would be helpful.

Tom Morrell
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