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Old Time Guitar for Solo Performance with Kris Truelsen

Often when we think of old time guitar we think of backing up fiddle tunes but in this workshop we’ll look at various approaches to backing up vocals geared toward solo performance. From bass run driven back up, to some more advanced “uptown” chord voicings you will learn some useful approaches to playing solo. Expand your repertoire through some unique songs in the old time catalogue from the 1930s including Jimmie Rodgers, Riley Puckett, and a few lesser known artists.

Kris Truelsen is the leader of Bill and the Belles, acclaimed stringband based out of Johnson City TN. Over the years Kris has developed a unique approach to singing, songwriting and guitar playing influenced by sounds of the past yet remaining fresh and truly original. As the first to earn his masters degree in Appalachian Studies from East Tennessee State University, he continues to expand and share his knowledge of traditional American music and his enthusiasm surrounding early country music touches audiences internationally. Kris is also the Producer of Radio Bristol and hosts the historic radio program "Farm and Fun Time.”

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