Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch
Conceived in 1989 by Jorma & Vanessa Kaukonen, The Fur Peace Ranch is nestled in the rolling foothills of southeast Ohio. It was not much at the outset. The hills and trees were pretty and serene, but it took a lively imagination to envision what might be created there, what might be taught and learned, and how hearts could open along with guitar cases.
Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen looked at a piece of land in Meigs and conceived what Jorma calls "a ranch that grows guitar players." Not a fantasy camp, but this would be a place where both budding and seasoned musicians could immerse themselves for several days, and emerge with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music.
Regular Weekend Sessions run from noon on Friday to noon on Monday throughout the year. For more info, go to http://www.furpeaceranch.com
Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp
Old Time and Traditional Week - June 12-18
Bluegrass Week - June 19-25
Kaufman Kamps are designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals – learning, playing, eating and sleeping music. Whether you are a beginner's beginner or a seasoned professional, each Kamp's classes and activities will inspire and challenge you. Our intent is to maintain a non-competitive, learning atmosphere that will encourage you to grow musically and seek out new ways of playing your instrument. Steve has put together the strongest team of Guitar, Bass, Old Time Fiddle, Bluegrass Fiddle, Dobro (tm), Old Time Banjo, Bluegrass Banjo, Mountain Dulcimer, Songwriting, Singing/Vocals and Mandolin instructors the world has to offer.
Check it out here: http://www.acoustic-kamp.com