WORKSHOPS 2016

 

WORKSHOPS – 2016 FESTIVAL

 

Attendees at this year’s Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival will be treated to a great schedule of musical workshops during the two-day event.  Artists who know the value of passing along the knowledge and joy of traditional music will share their talents with all who want to participate.   Workshops will be held inside the Civic Center.

The schedule includes:

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

12-1 p.m.            Accompanying Guitar – Alvie Dooms

AlvieAndGuitar.TjJones                Missouri guitar legend Alvie Dooms of Ava will demonstrate accompanying guitar methods. Alvie participates in the weekly McClurg Jam on Monday nights and partnered for many years with his longtime friend, the late Bob Holt.  Dooms played rhythm guitar to support Holt’s fiddle throughout Holt’s career, and provides the same to Holt’s students who provide the music for the annual square dances at the Old Time Music Festival.

Dooms is considered a master of his craft by the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program of the Missouri Folk Arts Program.

 

1-2 p.m.               Fiddle – David Scrivner

DavidScrivner2013 (480x640)David Scrivner, Forsyth, will demonstrate the old-time fiddle tunes and fiddle harmonies he learned from master fiddler Bob Holt. Scrivner studied for years with Holt, honing his skills and becoming an acclaimed musician in his own right.  When not on stage, Scrivner is an Assistant Professor of English at College of the Ozarks.

https://www.facebook.com/david.scrivner.5

 

 

2016.FestivalPhoto.RoeFamilySingers-SaraRubinstein. - 2 col2-3 p.m.               Buck Dancing – Kim Roe of the Roe Family Singers

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3-4 p.m.               Bass – Roe Family Singers

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim and Quillan Roe, the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.

 

The Roe Family Singers mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus. Honors include: 2012 MBOTMA Duet Competition Winners; 2012 Old-Time CD of the Year, Rural Roots Music Commission; 2011-12 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians; 2012 & 2010 World’s Best Jug Band, Battle of the Jugbands; 2006 Best Female Vocalist Kim Roe, City Pages

www.roefamilysingers.com www.facebook.com/roefamilysingers

 

 

4-5 p.m.               Banjo – Van Colbert

2014 Festival Banjo Workshop - Van ColbertOld-time music has been a family tradition for generations for Colbert Brothers Van, Vernon and John, all of whom hail from Willow Springs, Mo.  “Mom and Dad instilled in us the love of their music, and to this day we play, sing and remember,” said Van, who is known for his unique “two-finger” roll style on banjo.

Van’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/van.colbert

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

2015.FestivalPhoto.RoeFamily312-1 p.m.            Buck Dancing – Kim Roe of the Roe Family Singers

                The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim and Quillan Roe, the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.

 

The Roe Family Singers mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus.

www.roefamilysingers.com www.facebook.com/roefamilysingers

 

DennisCrider1-2 p.m.               Finger Picking Guitar – Dennis Crider

Music and photography have been passions of Dennis since early childhood and his interest in the two has never waned. In fact, he is busier now than ever with both endeavors. He remembers loving the sound of Les Paul and Mary Ford even before he started kindergarten in his home town of Wichita, Kansas. A few years later he gained appreciation of the finger style techniques of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins and around age 12 he began thumping on a banjo ukulele and a hard-to-play Stella acoustic guitar.

Practicing sometimes 12 hours a day and having no knowledge of music theory, Dennis managed to get the thumb and fingers to mimic the sounds of Merle and Chet, but his best style was rhythm and he often found himself backing his brother.

He also can be found on some Friday nights jamming with his bluegrass buddies at the West Plains Music Store playing his Sweet P guitar. His guitar, named after his wife, Phyllis, was handcrafted by local luthier Phil Orlikowski.

https://www.facebook.com/dennis.crider.1

 

 

2015.FestivalPhoto.Porterfield2-3 p.m.               Mountain Dulcimer – Duane Porterfield

Duane Porterfield is the current national mountain dulcimer champion, a title he won at the 2014 Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. He is a former Southern Regionals mountain dulcimer champion as well as former Kansas state champion on the mountain dulcimer and banjo.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006927017121

 

2016.Festival Photo.Vikki w dulcimer3-4 p.m.              Hammered Dulcimer – Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson has been playing music most of her life but one beautiful day in summer she heard her first hammer dulcimer and it was love at first listen. She also plays the guitar and fiddle in addition to the Hammered Dulcimer. She was the 2002 Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Champion, 2002 Southern Regional Ensemble – Second place and the 2004 Oklahoma State Champion. In 2003 she traveled to the Isaseki Bon Festival in Isaseki, Japan representing Springfield along with the Hammer & Strings Dulcimer group.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stringfield/86752647544

http://www.reverbnation.com/stringfield

 

2016.Festival Photo.Dennis Stroughmatt4-5 p.m.               French Fiddle – Dennis Stroughmatt

Originally from southeastern Illinois, Dennis Stroughmatt was taught to play fiddle by Missouri Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers. He became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles who settled near St Louis, playing at weekly house parties or “bouillons.” As a result of physical journeys that also included also included French studies in Louisiana and Quebec, Dennis finds himself in a unique position as one who can speak knowledgeably and play in a variety of French styles. He has an innate sense of what is needed to get an audience on their feet, and keep a band on its toes.

http://www.Creolefiddle.com

https://www.facebook.com/DennisStroughmattMusic/