If you are interested in washboard playing, you'll definitely want to check out Harper Stone's workshop on Sunday the 24th from 2:45-3:45pm! We've had a lot of requests for this particular offering, so a big thanks to Harper for providing it this year!
Harper Stone – How to Play the Washboard (and Do It Musically!): Ever thought it would be fun to turn that beloved old laundering tool into a newfangled percussion instrument, and play along with your favorite minstrels and ragamuffins? Or have you ever tried to rub that board with other musicians, only to find them grimacing and grumbling at the clatter you love so well? It's easy to make noise on a washboard, but to make it mesh with an ensemble of other musicians, you have to know some key principles. This workshop will go over some basics about how to play a washboard, and then talk about how to make it fit nicely with a variety of forms of roots music. You'll learn enough fundamentals that you'll be able to play along with your favorite tunes and make yourself a welcome addition at jam circles! There will be a number of washboards and other percussion instruments available to borrow for the workshop in case you don't have one yet.