Acoustic Roots /Americana
With James Dixon
November 5th-7th 2021 – Bude, Cornwall – 3pm 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, 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 Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Steven Stills etc as well as more modern interpreters such as John Martyn, David Rawlings and John Butler, plus of course all the early acoustic blues guitarists. Alongside his own excellent compositions James will be drawing from these artists styles over the weekend and in the lessons.
James will demonstrate classic and alternative fingerstyle patterns, basic to advanced slide guitar techniques, alternate tuning’s and chords plus tons of tips and tricks to create an authentic Americana sound . All skill levels are welcome and lessons will be tailored to suit all abilities.