Bluegrass Workshops

The High 48s offer bluegrass workshops and jam camps for players of all ages and levels of experience.

Workshops

Workshops typically consist of small-group instruction on the individual bluegrass instruments (banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and bass). In addition to teaching songs and fiddle tunes, we also give workshops in harmony singing, jam etiquette, playing backup and breaks behind singers and other instrumentalists, improvisation, songwriting and arranging, and booking and promoting your band.

High 48s at Cross Ranch Jam Camp
Photo by Jill Wiese

Jam Camps

Jam camps are a great way to learn how to play bluegrass in a band or jam setting. In addition to small-group instruction on the individual bluegrass instruments, jam campers form student bands, which are grouped together according to their experience level. At the end of camp, the students bands perform in a concert for friends, family and other campers along with The High 48s.

Jam camps offer students a fun and low-stress way to take their playing to the next level, whether that’s stepping up to take an instrumental break at a pickin’ party or festival jam session or learning how to perform with a band.

The High 48s are experienced instructors who have, individually or as a band, led dozens of workshops at festivals and music camps, including the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA)’s Grass Seeds Academy (a jam camp for kids), the International Peace Gardens Music Camp, and the Missouri River Bluegrass Festival and Workshop. We’re also flexible and open to trying out new ideas — no two jam camps are ever the same!

High 48s at Jam Camp
Photo by Jill Wiese

If you have questions or would like more information on booking The High 48s for a workshop or jam camp, contact Eric Christopher at 651-271-4392 or through email using the form below: