Matt Brown

Musician, Teacher & Producer

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American Roots Music Program

  • Rocky Ridge Music Center 465 Longs Peak Road Estes Park, CO 80517 (map)

Now in its second year, the American Roots Music Program welcomes singers, banjo pickers, fiddlers, guitarists, and mandolinists. Along with private and group instruction, students learn to craft vocal and instrumental music arrangements of their own. The program probes blues, bluegrass, Cajun and Creole, old-time mountain ballad and song styles, honky-tonk fiddling, and works by newer singer-songwriters and instrumentalists who draw their inspiration from traditional music. Events include a live dance with caller, a banjo seminar, a student and faculty sing-around, and a workshop on Rio Grande fiddle tunes from Native American and Spanish colonial traditions.


Stephen Wade, banjo, guitar -- American Roots Music Program Director
Sharon Arms, Cajun & Creole expert
Matt Brown, fiddler, guitar, banjo
Peggy Browning, banjo, guitar, voice
Larry Edelman, dance calling and fiddle
Charlie Provenza, mandolin, flat-picked guitar
Jayme Stone, banjo
Paul Trunko, blues guitar
Harry Tuft, guitar, singing, accompaniment styles
Dick Weissman, banjo, guitar, songwriting, composing
Max Wolpert, fiddle

Earlier Event: August 27
Big Sadie in Skokie
Later Event: September 15
Big Sadie at The Charleston