Neurum Creek Festival 10th – 12th September 2010.
Here’s a new festival which is not strictly a bluegrass festival but there appears to be plenty of bluegrass music on stage. Indeed, Innes Campbell is running a flatpick guitar workshop as part of the festival workshop program.
I asked Innes Campbell what can we expect from his workshop?
I tend to focus a lot on technique especially right hand as this is the one thing that is very hard to get from other sources – books, youtube etc and is very often overlooked or thought of as being of a lesser importance than the other skills.
I usually start with a tune, hopefully there will be a couple of members of the band to help me, then I will talk everyone through simple backup guitar starting very simply and progressing to include chord substitutions and bass runs – Innes Campbell.
The Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in September each year. The festival’s aim is to provide an atmosphere of community and inclusion for the south-east corner of Queensland by showcasing the established and up and coming talents of this corner of the world, as well as featuring acts from around Australia and at times internationally.
Innes Campbell and his band Present Company will be performing at the Neurum Festival on SundayÂ at 1:30pm.
Innes Campbell’s flatpick wprkshop is on Saturday at 11:30pm.
A highlight of this year’s festival will once again be tune and singing sessions. It’s a place to pick up new songs and tunes, to experience playing with lots of different people, and most importantly to have fun. Â On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, the campfires will be stocked, stoked and ready to burn most of the night (if not all of the night) for those of you who really like to session, or just absorb the atmosphere – Neil Murray.
Neurum Creek Music Festival – 10, 11, 12 September 2010 – www.neurumcreekfestival.com