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.
CLASS: Novice/Intermediate guitar with Chris Brashear
In this class we will help you to get comfortable playing in a group setting by working with familiar songs from the folk and Bluegrass repertoire. This class will be an introduction to the techniques and skills needed to play in various keys, which will also help you to better accompany yourself while singing. We’ll make sure you know your basic chords and have the ability to move between them. We’ll concentrate on how to create a solid rhythm in order to backup others, and get into some simple lead playing. Time permitting, we will also look into how the notes and chords are structured on the fretboard.