Winter Music Camp

Winter Music Camp

Folk Alliance Launches New Winter Music Camp featuring Music Legends

After 25 years serving the Folk and Traditional Music professional community, the Folk Alliance International organization is launching a new Winter Music Camp to serve both professional and non-professional musicians and songwriters. 

In conjunction with its annual industry conference February 19-23, 2014 in Kansas City’s Westin Crown Center Hotel, the new Winter Music Camp will take place in the adjoining Sheraton Hotel and will feature group and individual instruction, performances and jam sessions for all levels of players in all styles of roots music.

For Bluegrass players, featured Bluegrass instructors include three time National Fiddle Champion and music legend Byron Berline, Grammy & IBMA award winner mandolin master Mike Compton, modern fiddle virtuoso Casey Driessen, 7-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines, KC fiddler extraordinaire Betse Ellis, Winfield Mandolin Champ Josh Hungate, banjo masters Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Gerald Jones, and Dr. Banjo – Pete Wernick plus many more.

For Traditional Music players, we will feature banjo masters Ken Perlman, Riley Baugus; guitar heroes Andy Cohen, Guy Forsyth, Matt Smith, Ryan Spearman, Bob Grant; fiddlers Alan Jabour,  Howard Rains, Tricia Spencer, Paul Anastasio, Betse Ellis; dobro man Doug Cox; mandolin with Matt Sircely; and many more.

Ukulele instructors include Pops Bayless, Lil Rev, Kevin Carroll and electric guitar workshops from Redd Volkaert and Bill Kirchen.

The camp songwriting track includes workshops and critique sessions with Wendy Waldman, Jim Photoglo, Casey Kelly, David Amram, David Halley and many more special guest instructors from the Folk Alliance Conference.

Special Keynote Address from Graham Nash

Great hotel rooms with meal plans available, late night jam sessions, bands welcome, special parties, instructor and camper concerts, camp general store, trade show, attached shopping center and food court, Legoland, Ice Skating Rink, SeaLife, three days of fun & music all under one roof.

February 19-23, 2014
Sheraton Crown Center Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri

Early Registration: $250 (Folk Alliance Members)/$350 (Non-Members)
Early Registration Deadline: January 16. 2014
All ages welcome. Under 15 FREE with paid adult registration.

Limited Space Available, Book your hotel room early!

Camp Director: Mark Rubin  Produced by Folk Alliance International

Full Information at

Or fa [at] folk [dot] org or 816-221-3655

To Book A Hotel Room at The Sheraton


(as of January 9, 2014/subject to change)

David Amram - Multi Instruments

Paul Anastasio - Fiddle

Riley Baugus - Old Time Banjo

Pops Bayless - Ululele

Byron Berline - Fiddle

Ray Bonneville - Harmonica/Guitar

Kevin Carroll - Uke

Shad Cobb - Fiddle

Andy Cohen - Guitar

Mike Compton - Mandolin

Doug Cox - Dobro

Casey Driessen - Fiddle

Betse Ellis - Fiddle

Bill Evans - Banjo

Foghorn String Band - Band

Guy Forsyth - Guitar/Harmonica

Danny Fowler - Uke/Swing Guitar

Brenda Freed - Vocals

Bob Grant - Guitar

Chad Graves - Dobro

David Grier - Guitar

David Halley - Songwriting

The Hillbenders - Band

Josh Hungate - Mandolin

Alan Jabour - Fiddle

Gerald Jones - Banjo/Mandolin

Casey Kelly - Songwriting

Jim Kweskin - Jug Band

Bill Kirchen - Guitar

Jim Lauderdale - Songwriting

Revenson Marc "Lil Rev" - Ukulele

Micheala Anne - Songwriting

Stephen Mougin - Guitar

Alan Munde - Banjo

Ken Perlman - Melodic Clawhammer Banjo

Jim Photoglo - Songwriting

Steve Poltz - Songwriting

Missy Raines - Bass

Howard Rains - Fiddle

Bruce Robison - Songwriting

Matt Sircely - Mandolin

Matt Smith - Guitar

Ryan Spearman - Guitar

Tricia Spencer - Fiddle

Jon Vezner - Songwriting

Redd Volkaert - Guitar

Wendy Waldman - Songwriting

Pete Wernick - Banjo


Eventbrite - Folk Alliance Winter Music Camp, Feb. 19-24, 2014
Contact Us

509 Delaware St. #101
Kansas City, MO 64105
TEL: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
FAX: 816-221-3658

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