Happy will be teaching at two renowned guitar camps in the coming month. Each of these teaching workshops welcomes players at all levels, and is, without exception, encouraging and inclusive. Meet like-minded players and get up close and personal with some top professional musicians. Happy will be stressing steady-thumb bass, acoustic blues techniques and song accompaniment and arranging, among other things.
Richard Thompson's Frets and Refrains, Big Indian, NY July 9 - 13 - The iconic British singer/songwriter/guitar master has been heading this guitar and songwriting camp on the gorgeous grounds of The Full Moon Resort for seven years. His staff has included such luminaries as Shawn Colvin, Martin Simpson, Jill Sobule, Teddy Thompson, Sloan Wainwright, and others. In this workshop Happy will be concentrating on creating guitar arrangements for Bob Dylan songs.
Ashokan Guitar Camp on the Ashokan Campus, Shokan, NY July 23 - 27 - Happy is delighted to be returning to this woodsy location in the heart of the Catskills. This easy-going, informal camp includes a variety of great teachers of folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and other acoustic styles.