Chris Brashear2018-12-17T20:25:16+00:00

Project Description

Chris Brashear is a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and a songwriter. Along with Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips, Chris shared an artist residency at the Museum of Northern Arizona which produced The Colton House Sessions: Songs For The Southwest. Chris’s most recent solo recording, Heart Of The Country, was produced by the Grammy Award winning producer Jim Rooney.

Chris brings over twenty five years of professional music experience as a performer, teacher and recording artist. He has taught at numerous camps and festival workshops across the country including the Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Camp, Berea College, Mars Hill Roots Music Camp, Mandolin and Banjo Camps North and Walker Creek Music Camp. 

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CLASS: Novice/Intermediate fiddle with Chris Brashear

Our novice to intermediate fiddle classic will focus on developing your current technique and expanding, to one degree or another, your repertoire of tunes. I would like to make you more comfortable playing in a group setting. Bringing a recording device will probably be helpful for most students, but more importantly a willingness to dig in and start playing. If you have questions before the camp, feel free to contact me through my website www.chrisbrashear.info.

ELECTIVE: All levels bluegrass singing with Chris Brashear

This class will give students an opportunity to sing leads and harmonies on songs from the classic bluegrass repertoire. We share a catalogue of songs left to us by Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, the Stanley Brothers, Hazel & Alice – as well a huge body of songs from earlier predecessors in rural country music like the Carter Family. We will look at vocal style, phrasing, fundamentals of pitch and enough about music harmonies to help you find your way in a duet, trio or quartet.

Materials recommended:
You are welcome to bring an instrument, tape recorder or additional song lyric sheets. I will provide some lyric sheets for the class. Mostly what you will need is a healthy voice. Bring some water.