Acoustic Roots Retreat, Bude, Cornwall

2nd – 4th Nov 2018 – 5pm Friday to 1pm Sunday


A weekend focusing on the guitar styles of Blues and Folk Roots Music (Americana) with the gifted guitarist and singer songwriter James Dixon. For acoustic guitar players who wish to delve into the roots of Blues/Folk /Country and Country blues music. James plays a blend of fingerstyle, strumming, flat picking and slide guitar on both traditional acoustic guitars and handbuilt boxes! In his live act he also includes a  stompbox/cahon, foot tambourine & harmonica to create a full band sound. James’ playing style is influenced by players such as John Martyn, Neil Young, Chris Whitley, John Butler, Chris Wood, Lowell George, Duan Allman, Son House, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Alongside his own excellent compositions James will be drawing from these artists styles over the weekend and in the lessons.

You will learn some classic and alternative fingerstyle patterns, basic to advanced slide guitar techniques and a whole lot of ideas, tips and tricks in several different tuning’s. All skill levels are welcome and lessons will be tailored to suit all abilities.