02 January 2013

Quote of the month

So many teachers teach ‘how to play lead’ or ‘songs’, and not how to play bluegrass, which is a multi-faceted thing. Playing lead-only tends to be a dead-end, a closet-picker thing, and I want them to discover what fun and fulfilment they can get playing real bluegrass...

The idea is not to find people playing the same instrument as yourself, but the complementary instruments. Bluegrass music is played by a team where each person has his/her part. So a person needs teammates.

Pete Wernick, 'Dr Banjo', in a long interview with Richard Thompson on Bluegrass Today, about the philosophy behind his forthcoming Jam Camp in Prague in March - the first to take place in Europe.

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