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Join Peghead Nation at Wintergrass 2017

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Seattle's annual roots gathering happens February 23 - 26 and will feature Peghead Nation instructors Joe K. Walsh and Orville Johson as part of an all-star lineup.

by Dan Gabel
December 30, 2016

Every FMr.Sun.PeopleNeedLight.scrn.pngebruary in Seattle, thousands of acoustic musicians and fans gather for the three-day Wintergrass Music Festival, happening this year on February 23 – 26. Peghead Nation will be on hand at the Hyatt Regency to take in the music-packed weekend of old-time, bluegrass, and roots performances, instructional workshops and intensives, and non-stop jamming.

Among the amazing lineup of official Wintergrass performers are two Peghead Nation teachers. Our Advancing Mandolinist instructor Joe K. Walsh will play with the great acoustic string band Mr. Sun on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The band also includes Darol Anger on fiddle, Ethan Jodziewicz on bass, and Grant Gordy on guitar. 

And our Fingerstyle Blues Guitar instructor Orville Johnson will also perform on Thursday and Friday.

Other acts performing throughout the weekend include Hot Rize, Tim O'Brien, Kruger Brothers, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Foghorn Stringband, the Molly Tuttle Band, and many more.

ojohnson.pressphoto.jpgIn addition to the concerts and the opportunities for informal jamming, Wintergrass also features over 80 instrument workshops as well as Wintergrass Intensives, which allow intermediate-to-advanced students to study with some of today's most sought-after instructors and performers.

Wintergrass Intensives instructors include fiddler Darol Anger, banjo ambassador Pete Wernick, flatpicking master Bryan Sutton, and many others. Watch the Wintergrass website for updates to the lineup. 

Peghead Nation is a proud Wintergrass sponsor and we look forward to meeting many of you in Seattle. Make plans to attend Wintergrass!

Learn mandolin with Joe K. Walsh in his Advancing Mandolinist course on Peghead Nation. To learn guitar with Orville Johnson, check out his Blues Guitar and his Fingerstyle Blues Guitar courses on Peghead Nation.


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