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Banjo in the Mountains with Cathy Fink & Adam Hurt

Posted by Cathy Fink on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Banjo in the Mountains  Easter Weekend, March 24-27

Lansing, North Carolina

Instructors: Adam Hurt & Cathy Fink++

Join Adam & Cathy for a beautiful weekend in the Smokey Mountains in the hometown of banjo player/songwriter Ola Belle Reed. This is an intimate immersion workshop for only 10 students. There will be 4-5 other students in your class, so each player will get detailed attention to their technique. The weekend is open to early intermediate through advanced players. It is not recommended for beginners.

Learn techniques, tunings and approaches to playing banjo/fiddle tunes and song accompaniment.

Tentative schedule:

Thursday March 24, 7pm-9pm

Arrival, meet & greet, light dinner, jam session

Friday, March 25

10am-12pm – Classes

12-2pm – lunch break, hike,

2-4 – Classes

4-6:30 BREAK

6:30- Dinner in downtown Lansing at Pie on the Mountain

8pm- Jam session.

Saturday, March 26

10am-12pm – Classes

12-12:45 – lunch break

1-2:30 – Classes

2:30- FREE TIME – Hike, explore Boone or West Jefferson, Sleep, Practice, Meditate

7:00 -Dinner - potluck on the Mountain

8pm- Concert with Adam, Cathy & Marcy Marxer

Sunday, March 27

10am – BANJO BRUNCH – eat your banjo, or the yummy food.

11-1- More than one way to play everything. Workshop for all with Adam & Cathy

1pm – Goodbye’s and y’all come back now.


$350 per person includes

*All instruction

*Lunches, and Sunday Brunch

Accomodations (on your own):

There are two rental cabins on the adjacent Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm for rent to us for $125 per night.

Cabin 1 – 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room

Cabin 2 – 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom loft, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room

There are motels in nearby Jefferson and West Jefferson, NC and many other cabin opportunities nearby.

Lansing is in the NW corner of the state. It is a 2 hour drive from the Asheville airport and a under 2 hours to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in TN.

Basic driving directions here:

For more information, contact Cathy Fink –


Adam Hurt, deemed a "banjo virtuoso" by the Washington Post, has fused several traditional old-time idioms to create his own elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo style. He has taught at every major banjo camp, released four banjo-centric recordings and teaches constantly via skype and live lessons.

Cathy Fink has been playing banjo since 1974. Her CD “Banjo Haiku” influenced Adam Hurt and a few generations of old time players. She teaches clawhammer banjo with and with She tours and performs with Marcy Marxer and has released a total of 44 albums. She produced Adam Hurt’s album, “Insight”.


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