Hosted by master guitarist, Andy Wood (rock, bluegrass) and facilitated by renowned guitarists, Joe Bonamassa (blues), Brent Mason (country), Andy Timmons (rock), Mark Lettieri (Gospel, R & B) and Greg Koch (blues, funk, jazz), The Woodshed Guitar Experience will be held in Crossville, Tennessee on August 27-30. All music genres are represented by these esteemed artists.
States Wood, “It’s like a 3-day vacation, but at that vacation, you can learn [guitar] from six of the top guys in the guitar community.” Lodging and food are covered in the registration cost. Additionally, a world-class spread of meal options will be offered to all attendees, with special accommodations for campers with food allergies.
When creating this retreat, the musicians knew they needed to do something on a smaller scale because of COVID-19. The health and safety of all guests is a top priority, and while Lake Frances has the space to host well over 1,000 people for an event, they are only allowing 110 General Admission tickets to be sold along with 15 VIP passes. With smaller numbers for this intimate event, The Woodshed Guitar Experience has the space to create a very positive and safe environment.
Wood explains, “We decided to put together an event that could bring a little happiness to some fellow music lovers and guitars nerds. That’s the least we can do.”
The exclusive experience is designed to inspire and educate musicians by offering hands-on opportunities with some of the most talented artists in the industry.
To further promote social distancing, classes will be conducted in shifts in open areas. In the end, they plan to do a full open concert for the small group of attendees. Also note that the house band performing will consist of Jim Reilley on drums, Travis Toy on steel guitar, and Adam Nitti on bass.
He continues, [This group of artists] is like a stable full of Ferraris and Lamborghinis. I just want them to go do what they do.” This is sure to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any guitar enthusiast.
The Woodshed Experience will appeal to guitars lovers of all ages and family members are encouraged to participate together.
To register and learn more about the Woodshed Guitar Experience, click here.