Folk /Blues/Americana

FEBRUARY 2024

With James Dixon

February 20th-22nd  2024 – Swindon, Wiltshire – 1pm Tuesday to 1pm Thursday 

Two days and nights focusing on the roots and shoots of  Folk and Blues (from the British Isles to America and beyond) with the gifted guitarist and singer songwriter James Dixon. For acoustic guitar players who wish to understand the interweaving strands of these rich musical traditions and how they go hand in hand to create some of the most enduring and evocative guitar led music around. James will demonstrate the essential fingerstyle patterns, flat picking techniques, basic to advanced slide guitar techniques, alternate tuning’s and chords plus bring his wealth of musical knowledge on how to create an authentic sound. All skill levels are welcome and lessons will be tailored to suit all abilities. James plays a blend of fingerstyle, flat picking and slide guitar on both traditional acoustic guitars and handbuilt boxes! In his live act he also combines a  stompbox and foot tambourine to create a one man band sound that is all together a force to be reckoned with. James’ playing style is influenced by Neil Young, John Martyn, Ralph McTell etc as well as more modern interpreters such as Kelly Joe Phelps, David Rawlings and Chris Wood, plus of course all the very early acoustic blues and folk guitarists. Alongside his own excellent compositions James will be drawing from many of these artists styles in the teaching material.