Pete Wernick (“Dr. Banjo”) brings his nationally renowned Bluegrass Jam Camp back to Copake, NY preceding the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. The camp will be held July 16-19. The camp is open to pickers of all bluegrass instruments, of all skill levels. No jamming experience necessary! Read More

What is “Jam Camp?” In a low pressure, encouraging and fun environment, Pete shows “closet pickers” how to fit into a bluegrass jam session at their own ability level. Pete and his singer/guitar player wife, Joan, provide hands-on instruction as students jam in small groups. All participants have to know is how to tune their instrument and change smoothly between a few simple chords.

A pioneer in bluegrass teaching, Wernick taught the first weeklong bluegrass camp in 1980, and over 100 bluegrass and banjo camps since. He is also well known for his performing with bluegrass supergroup Hot Rize, with Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS, and in the duo Pete & Joan Wernick (“Dr. & Nurse Banjo”), which will perform at the Grey Fox Festival.

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