Sunday, January 17, 2021

Zoom Class on Wednesday, and Workshops this Weekend!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Good news! In addition to this week's Zoom Class on Wednesday, we'll be offering some Zoom workshops this weekend! Hometown heroes Annie Staninec and Brian Alley will teach fiddle and banjo workshops respectively, and Patrick and Kaden (that's us!) will offer up some guitar and mandolin. Schedule below! We're looking into doing dobro and bass workshops in the future, so if you're interested, please let us know at taborgrass@gmail.com!

Workshops:
Saturday 1/23
10:30am Fiddle Workshop with Annie Staninec

Sunday 1/24

We'll leave you this week with one of our favorite videos on the internet, some backstage footage of Noam Pikelny, Bryan Sutton, Luke Bulla, Barry Bales, and Jesse Cobb playing "Born to Be With You". 

See you soon!


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

First Class of the Year tomorrow!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

We've got the First Zoom Class of the Year coming up tomorrow! We'll be taking a look at a classic from "Doctor" Ralph Stanley, Clinch Mountain Backstep. Give it a listen, and hope to see you there!


Thursday, January 7, 2021

We're Back!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

We're back! We hope you've all had a good holiday break, and are excited to start picking again in 2021! Zoom Class is back on January 13, where we'll be working on Footprints in the Snow, Clinch Mountain Backstep, and the gospel duet Where the Soul of Man Never Dies. Hope to see you there!

The bluegrass world lost a legend over the holidays with the passing of Tony Rice. If you'd like to learn more about Tony's music and contributions to bluegrass, you can read this article by Chris Eldridge, a former student of Tony's and one of the finest guitar pickers around. 

Take care out there Taborgrassers!


Friday, December 18, 2020

Zoom Holiday Party Tomorrow!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Hope you'll be able to join us for our Zoom Holiday Party tomorrow at 5:30 pm! We'll kick things off with some mingling and Name That Fiddle Tune, then hunker down with some cocoa to watch the documentary "High and Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music".

We'd love to see you there! Happy Holidays everyone!
Here's some "Christmas Time's A'Coming" from Bill himself!


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Zoom Class Tomorrow, and Zoom Holiday Party this Saturday!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

We've got our LAST ZOOM CLASS OF THE YEAR coming up tomorrow! Taborgrass has been through a lot this year, from a pandemic, to Greg and Linda passing the torch, to all of us learning a bit about how zoom works. Through all of that, it's abundantly clear that Taborgrass is what it is because of all of you! Thank you all so much for coming to classes and workshops, chiming in on the facebook page, asking how we're doing, and keeping the Taborgrass community alive. Hoping to see a lot more of all of you in 2021!

We'll be wrapping up the Taborgrass year this Saturday with a Holiday Zoom Party, where we'll do some Name That Fiddle Tune, watch the documentary "High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music" and bask in some virtual holiday bluegrass cheer! Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, here's some Bill Monroe playing the instrumental, Santa Claus