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Spicing Up Your Clawhammer with Jared Boyd

November 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Handmade Music School presents Spicing Up Your Clawhammer with Jared Boyd at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 3:00-5:00pm. Cost is $25. Scholarships are available here.

Jared Boyd

In this advanced/upper-intermediate level clawhammer banjo workshop we’ll go over some licks, techniques, and variations to spice up your tunes and add a bit more fun to them. Whether you’re preparing a competition tune for your next fiddlers convention or you’re just looking to make things a little more interesting at your next jam session or gig, this workshop is for you! Workshop participants should be capable of learning by watching/listening only and at a fairly quick pace, though audio recorders are welcome.

Jared Boyd grew up in the small community of Laurel Fork in Carroll County, Virginia and spent the early years of his life surrounded by old-time music on both sides of his family. He learned clawhammer banjo from Ray Chatfield through the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program as well as from his grandfather Jimmy Boyd, co-founder of the Franklin County, VA old-time dance band, The Dry Hill Draggers. His playing has also been influenced by local players of past and present such as Kyle Creed, Tommy Jarrell, Brien Fain, Emily Spencer, and Eddie Bond to name a few.  Jared has won 1st place in clawhammer banjo competitions at all of the fiddlers conventions around the Galax and surrounding areas, including winning the blue ribbon four times at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention and Best All Around Performer at the 2022 and 2023 Galax conventions. Jared currently plays with the Twin Creeks Stringband, 1st place winners of the Old-Time Band competition at the 2022 and 2023 Galax Old Fiddlers Convention.

Please note this workshop has a minimum of 5 people and is subject to cancellation up to 24 hrs in advance.

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