[ From Butch Ross ] Upcoming Shows: MI, VA, PA and two new books

News, info and tourdates for Butch Ross butchross at butchross.com
Tue Jul 9 14:29:35 EDT 2019

Hey Y'all...
Well it would appear that I've taken my usual summer-long workshop/touring
schedule and crammed it into two weeks.
But I'm doing a lot of my favorite things at my favorite places, so it's
gonna be a LOT of fun.

July 13th - Well above LaFayette, GA
Adam's Bluff Bash - Private party

July 15-17
3-day Intensive Ukulele Workshop - $160
Osceola Fairgrounds
Evart, MI
Everything you need to know about Ukulele: Chords, Strumming, Tunes and
Theory (well just a little bit).
Sign up online butchross.com/uke/

July 18-20
OPDC FunFest
Osceola Fairgrounds
Evart, MI
Quite possibly the biggest dulcimer festival in the States, even if it
isn't, it still rocks. $15 gets you in.

July 22-26 - $150 for adults $25 for kids under 18
Mountain Music School
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA
Day-long workshops in a variety of folk and Bluegrass instruments from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here's what's cool about Mountain Music School, your adult tuition
partially funds the youth admissions. What they're doing at MMS is straight
up economic empowerment in an impoverished region. It's hard to give to any
charity and know that what you're doing is doing any good. But here you can
see it happen in real time. Plus, $150 for a week of dulcimer lessons (or
autoharp, fiddle, string bass, guitar, and banjo) is kind of a good deal.

July 26-27 - $10 registration plus $15 per class (paid directly to
5th Annual Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering
St. Thomas Episcopal Church,
301 St. Thomas Rd.
Lancaster, PA

The sharp eyed among will note that I can't possibly be in two places at
once. And it's true, I'll only be teaching on Saturday. But the other
instructors are Nina Zanetti, Bill Collins, Wendy Songe, Dave Haas, Judy
and Kirk House. So there'll be plenty to do. Seriously, this is a great
little festival. If you can make it, GO!

Also, I've been so busy doing stuff, I've seriously neglected telling you
guys abut the stuff I've been doing (which is not at all how that's
supposed to work). So let me tell you now, that earlier this year I've
released two new books...
The Big Little Book of Ukulele SongsOver 60 songs for Ukulele with most two
chords! Everything from Gospel to Pop to Kids Songs and everything in
Complete with strum patterns and starting notes. Plus bonus songs and a
Chord Chart. $15 - *http://butchross.com/stuff.html
The BeatleTudes for Bass

A companion book for both the Beatletudes and the Ukulele Beatletudes, it
features Beatles tune bass lines arranged for Uke Bass, Dulcimer bass and
regular bass guitar.
Comes with downloads to the Beatles tunes transcribed. $20 -
So that's the news for now. More projects are on the way, but we'll have to
talk about that later.

C-ya out there.


"Now I know what a dulcimer is supposed to sound like" —Jake Shimabukuro

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