Few guitarists have simultaneously shattered the boundaries of blues guitar with such eloquence and melodic invention as Robben Ford. From August 31-September 4 2015, at the elegantly rustic Full Moon Resort, in the Catskill Forest Preserve (about 30 miles west of Woodstock), guitar enthusiasts and guitarists of all skill levels will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to get inside the minds and see the hands up close of these music icons. Registration is limited to 30 students to ensure an intimate, immersive experience.
The Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp enrollment is open to guitar buffs and guitarists of all levels. Participants will enjoy a fully immersive learning experience organized by Robben Ford. In addition to his robust profile as a world-class musician, Ford is a highly sought-after educator with a series of acclaimed and groundbreaking interactive videos presented on a variety of formats including disks, downloads and mobile apps. This Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp will include master classes, one-on-one sessions, landmark live performances with sit-in opportunities, and all-inclusive meal options and lodging accommodations.
“I’ve been wanting to do something like this for years because teaching is very personal to me,” Ford says. “There is so much information out there — different players, pedals, amps, and guitars — that a lot of people have trouble finding themselves. It’s my aim to help people connect to their own inner creativity as guitarists so that each participant can unlock their potential.”
Ford will be joined by special guest guitar virtuoso Jeff McErlain; as well as the rhythm section of Kip Reed and Hari Ganglberger, who will conduct master classes on groove, time, and pocket. Robbens guitar tech and long time friend Rick Wheeler will also conduct classes on Jazz improvisation and guitar maintenance.
One of the most thrilling aspects of the Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp will be hearing these complimentary talents make music together.