FRIDAY September 2, 2022

12:30 – 1:15  Bob & Sarah Amos Band

1:30 – 2:15     Dom Flemons

2:30 – 3:15    Laurie Lewis & Right Hands

3:30 – 4:15     Seldom Scene

4:15 – 5:05        BREAK

5:05 – 5:50    Dom Flemons

6:10 – 6:55    Bob & Sarah Amos Band

7:05 – 7:50    Laurie Lewis & Right Hands

8:00 – 8:45  Seldom Scene

9:00 – 10 50  Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
with special guests Laurie Lewis and Dudley Connell
in a tribute to our founders, Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley

SATURDAY September 3, 2022

12:00 – 12:50  New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters

1:00 – 1:50      Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

2:00 – 2:50      Claire Lynch

3:00 – 3:50      Gibson Brothers

4:00 – 4:45         Tuba Skinny

4:45-5:45               BREAK

5:45 – 6:30       Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

6:40 – 7:25       Tuba Skinny

7:35 – 8:20       Gibson Brothers

8:30 – 9:15     Claire Lynch

9:30 – 11:00  Del McCoury Band
with special guests Claire Lynch and Danny Paisley
in a tribute to our founders, Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley

SUNDAY Sept 4, 2022

11 – 11:30  Kid’s Academy

12 – 12:50  Joseph Decosimo & Luke Richardson

1:00 – 1:50 Tuesday Mountain Boys

2:00 – 2:50 Country Current

3:00 – 3 50 Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

4:00 – 4:50 Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

5:00 – 6:00 Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

 

Children’s Stage

TBA

 

Jam Central Station!

We know that there are a lot of novice pickers who attend bluegrass festivals, and Delaware Valley is no exception. It’s often hard to find other novice pickers on the vast campground. So, because an astute Wernick Method student requested, here it is: Jam Central Station, the pickin’ place for all novice pickers.

Jam Class

Wernick Method Jam Class returns again!Jam Class gathered around Heidi the instructor

Heidi Olsen will host a Wernick Method Bluegrass Jamming Class each day of the festival.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

9am – 11am

Price $70 in advance, $75 at the festival. If you are not able to attend all three sessions, you may register for single classes at $30 each. This is a separate fee from the festival admission and you must purchase a festival ticket in order to participate in the Jam Class. More information is available from the Wernick Method website.

There will be lots of music happening at this great festival, and once again Heidi Olsen will be teaching a six hour Wernick Method Jam Class. This class is specifically geared to folks who love bluegrass music, play an instrument, but really aren’t sure how to start getting involved in the whole jamming scene. If you can comfortably change between G, C, D and A then you are ready to take this class.

Use this weekend to kickstart your own jamming prowess. It’s intimidating to walk up on a jam, hear someone say, “Do you know Ragtime Annie?” Someone else replies, “No, but kick it off!” Then they play a song that sounds terrific, but some of the people playing along have never even played the song before. How do they do that? This class will give you insights on how the secret world of jamming works, and will teach you ways to navigate it confidently. You will learn what to expect in a jam session, and then will spend time practicing all of those techniques.

Heidi, who has 15+ years of experience leading jam classes and is a charter Wernick Method teacher, will lead the class in gentle tempos, and give hints on how to follow along with unfamiliar songs. Mistakes are expected! You will learn the ground rules and etiquette of typical jams. You’ll learn how to lead songs, and play new songs that you have never heard before.

The class will run for six hours, two hours each morning on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During that time you will learn how to find melodies, fake solos and sing harmony. You will learn how to properly play backup. We are a music book, tablature and musical notation free zone. The focus will be on ear skills and we will emphasize listening and reacting to the music that’s being played, because that’s how things happen in “real” bluegrass jams.

This is instruction that is understanding, low-pressure and time tested. This class is for pickers who are ready to take the next step, and want to play bluegrass music with other people and hone those skills.

It’s hard to take that first step, and put your self-esteem at risk by coming to a class like this. But it’s less fun to keep on practicing at home and not seeing any real progress in your playing. Take the chance, and sign up now for this class. You’ll get a discount, and you’ll also have committed yourself by spending money that you don’t want to lose when you decide at the last minute you really shouldn’t attend and talk yourself out of it! (Heidi has done that!)

Please note that a festival ticket is required to attend this class!

Clogging Workshops

FiddleKicks will be hosting clogging workshops on both Friday and Saturday at 3 pm