FOLK BLUEGRASS BLUES

Flagstaff Roots & Boots Music Camp is a fun-filled, productive camp for adults devoted to the study and enjoyment of Bluegrass, Acoustic Folk & Blues music. After a 2020 forced hiatus due to COVID, and a 2021 forced cancellation 2 days before due to forest fires, we are not giving up without a fight, and hoping that 3 times the charm! We are excited to announce that the camp will be held Wednesday June 8 (check-in 3:00 pm) through Sunday June 12, 2022 (check-out noon) at the Arizona Nordic Village, located 21 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona at the base of the magnificent San Francisco Peaks. Come “woodshed” with us and hone your musical skills with intensive lessons taught by renowned instructors in a supportive and beautiful outdoor environment. Most classes are intimate with 6-8 students per course and held outside in covered areas.

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Instructors

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Peter McLaughlin

Peter McLaughlin is an acclaimed acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, performer, recording artist and music instructor located in Tucson, AZ.  He plays many genres and styles, and specializes in acoustic flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.  He was born in Washington DC, and his family's roots are in Scotland and England by way of Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  Early on, [...]

2021-05-18T20:03:09+00:00

Tristan Scroggins

With a signature raw mandolin groove, bold fashion sense, charismatic yet soft-spoken confidence, and keen sensitivity to style and artistic innovation, twenty-six-year-old GRAMMY nominated mandolinist Tristan Scroggins is quickly becoming a highly influential voice of both music and community in the world of bluegrass. An old soul with the drive and curiosity of youth, Tristan is dedicated to learning [...]

2021-03-01T22:20:08+00:00

Rebekah Rolland

Rebekah Rolland is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run. Five years on the road as [...]

2021-05-18T19:53:08+00:00

Mark Miracle

Award winning mandolinist Mark Miracle has been playing Bluegrass/Americana music for over 40 years. Traveling the globe, his stylings and expertise have made him a sought after bandmate, guest artist, and thoughtful teacher. His deep roots in traditional Bluegrass have formed a strong foundation while offering a springboard for his development as a contemporary musician and vocalist. Mark loves [...]

2021-03-01T22:18:14+00:00

Chris Brashear

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 [...]

2021-03-01T22:23:53+00:00

Matt Rolland

Matt Rolland from Tucson, Arizona has had a fiddle in his hand since the age of four. Best known as the bandleader and fiddle player for the Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run, he is a touring musician and fiddle teacher.  Winner of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, his band tours throughout the U.S., has released four albums, [...]

2021-03-01T00:16:29+00:00

Mike Shiner

Mike Shiner is a soulful balladeer and songwriter with a background in rhythm, blues, soul and Americana. His musical interests and styles range from easy ballads to acoustic blues and Motown grooves. Mike has a degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music with a Minor in Bass. Mike has played electric bass for many years and made [...]

2021-06-10T14:51:40+00:00

Reno McCormick

Reno McCormick launched his bluegrass journey when he won the band contest at Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Festival in 1976. He played for many years with the Easy Pickin’s Band in Aspen, Colorado, making multiple appearances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Reno has appeared in many bands (Mars Hillbillies, Back Porch Bandits, Boys in the Woods, Blue Moon Trio, [...]

2021-03-01T22:28:14+00:00

Sheila McCormick

Sheila McCormick began playing bass in the 1980s, initially playing electric bass and singing in country bands with her husband Reno McCormick. She started playing upright bass in the 1990s. She played in the all-female bluegrass band Sidesaddle for several years, performing, recording and traveling around California and beyond. Since moving to Arizona in 2005 she often plays in [...]

2021-03-01T22:12:43+00:00

Alvin Blaine

Alvin Blaine’s career took off after performing Wildwood Flower for his dad at age 5. Up to that point, Dad had prohibited the kids from playing any of his many instruments that graced the living room of Alvin’s childhood. Since then, as a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist musician, Alvin has performed in countless bands as a treasured and skilled sideman. With [...]

2021-05-12T23:00:00+00:00

Richard Brown

Dick Brown was introduced to the banjo and bluegrass while in high school in NM in 1963. After graduation he moved to OK where he met and took some lessons from Gary Price. He joined the military in 1966 and during that time he spent a number of years stationed in Phoenix where he played in the band, Traditional [...]