Camp Tunefox Concert
Join the teachers and students of Camp Tunefox on Saturday, May 18th for a celebration of learing, playing and enjoying bluegrass music. Listen to performances by Mike Compton, Danny Barnes, Grant Gordy, Joe Walsh, Clay Hess, Wes Corbett and some surprise special guests from the local Asheville music community. Tickets are $15
Danny Barnes, Grant Gordy, & Joe Walsh: In the world of bluegrass and folk, where the collaborative possibilities are endless, what draws some musicians together in formal collaborations is hard to pinpoint. For Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy, and Danny Barnes, a newly formed bi-coastal trio, curiosity is the rule, and tunes are just a starting point. The trio is anchored by banjo player and singer/songwriter Danny Barnes. Barnes is best known as the frontman of the Bad Livers, for his collaborations with Dave Matthews and Bill Frisell, and as the 2015 winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. He is an innovative banjo player and songwriter originally from Texas whose solo album “Pizza Boz”, garnered him a sort of cult following, and led Sam Bush to describe him as “The Great American Un-Sung Hero”. The elder of the group, Barnes brings an element of fierce individuality to the trio, with wisdom-infused vocals and straightforward, no nonsense banjo picking.
Mike Compton: Mandolin Magazine calls him a player with "a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin...one of the most recognizable and respected mandolin voices anywhere". He's Mike Compton--Grammy and IBMA award-winning recording artist; solo, duo and band performer; and as passionate a teacher and advocate for the mandolin as you're ever likely to find. Mike has performed and recorded with the top artists in Bluegrass and Country music, including the Nashville Bluegrass Band and John Hartford.
Clay Hess: Clay Hess is from Athens, Ohio and is the leader of The Clay Hess Band. Clay's first introduction to many was as the lead guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, winning a Grammy Award during his tenure there. After departing Skaggs, Hess toured and recorded with several of the top bands in the genre. With the help of long time friend and musical comrade Randy Kohrs, Clay recorded his critically acclaimed solo CD "Rain" with the title track going to #1 on the Bluegrass Today chart. The success of the project directly led to the formation of The Clay Hess Band in 2012.
Wes Corbett: A banjo player of uncommon grace and facility, Wesley Corbett began classical piano at the age of two. During high school he converted to the banjo and has spent the last 17 years studying, touring and teaching. Wesley has recorded and performed with numerous musicians, including Joy Kills Sorrow, The Bee Eaters, The Biscuit Burners, the David Grisman Quintet, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Chris Eldridge, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Robert Earl Keen, Crooked Still, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka, Alan Munde, and many others.
Presented by: Bennett Sullivan, CEO/Co-Founder
Listen & Learn, Inc
The Tunefox Camp Experience
At Tunefox we believe you play, learn, and practice because of those who inspire you. They are creators who have cultivated their individual voices as musicians and we want to provide an experience, online and in person, that empowers you to do the same.
Our goal at camp is to have you learning hands on, to move you out of your comfort zone and help you hone your voice as a musician. You'll play for each other, practice with each other and use the unique environment of being around a community of musicians to spark your next level of playing.