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  • March 7, 2017 @ 9:35:28 AM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    4th Annual Metamora Mandolin Gathering

    4th Annual Metamora Mandolin Gathering Saturday March 25, 2017, 9 AM to 9 PM Workshops, Jams, Builders, Evening Show with Hickory Robot, The Hammer & the Hatchet, and instructors.

    Instructional workshops begin at 9 AM with two offered in the morning session and two in the afternoon. A Mandolin 101 beginner session will be offered in both the morning and afternoon. Registration required for workshop sessions. Acoustic jams led by instructor will be held at 11:15 and 4, open to all instruments, no admission charge. Instrument Builders will have tables set up from 9 to 4. The Mando Doctor for the Gathering is Jason Harshbarger of Harshbarger Strings. Evening Show at 6 PM.

    Instructors: Scott Napier from the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden, KY. He has been a Professional Musician since 1996 and is an accomplished mandolin and guitar player, as well as a traditional music composer and songwriter.Scott has performed with bluegrass award winning groups such as Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Bobby Osborne, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, The Whites, and others.Currently Scott is a band member with the international performing group Lost and Found, a group which has been successful on the bluegrass and traditional music circuit for over 40 years.

    Scott Risner of Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle in Cincinnati, OH. Scott Risner began playing guitar at 16 and Mandolin at 19. He moved to Indianapolis in 1985 to play bluegrass with Classified Grass (Alison Krauss was also a member). In 1989 while in Nashville, he toured east of the Mississippi with a Mike Scott and The All American Band and in 1991 joined J.D. Crowe and The New South. Starting a business then took Scott away from touring. In 1996 he moved back to Cincinnati and joined the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and the Lazy Boyz. Scott was also a member of Tupelo Honey, Northern KY Bluegrass Band, Earl's Gone Wild and The Blue Poppys in the past. Currently seen around town with Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle and playing bluegrass every Thursday at Molly Malone’s in Covington with Them There Mountain Boys.

    Dave Bagdade of Cousin Brothers in Indianapolis, IN Dave Bagdade is an award-winning mandolin player and an experienced educator, having performed and taught at workshops all over the US and Canada. In addition to playing regularly as a solo artist and with The Cousin Brothers, he teaches Celtic and bluegrass mandolin and guitar at the beginning and intermediate levels. Dave is also the host and producer of the Kitchen Party Ceilidh radio program. He has released several albums of original music.

    Scott Carnder of Hickory Robot and Spookfloaters in Cincinnati, OH Scott studied music theory and jazz improvisation at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and has had an active career as a professional musician. He is an award-winning songwriter and mandolinist for Cincinnati-based newgrass quintet Hickory Robot and plays with jam band The Spookfloaters. In addition, Scott has taught privately for over 15 years and has conducted a number of mandolin workshops and seminars.

    Roger Banister of Banister Family Bluegrass Band and New Augusta Bluegrass Band of Indianapolis, IN With over 40 years of experience as a professional musician Roger started with banjo lessons at age 13. From that Roger became immersed in bluegrass banjo. He formed the bluegrass group Buck's Stove & Range Company at Ball State University, traveling 15 years fulltime throughout the Midwest and overseas for the U.S.O. and Department of Defense. After Buck's, Roger became an accomplished mandolin and fiddle player and formed the Banister Family Bluegrass Band. He also plays with New Augusta Bluegrass Band throughout central Indiana, and as a duo with his sister Denise Kocur.

    Evening Show Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6 Featuring Hickory Robot (CEA finalists in Bluegrass Division), The Hammer & The Hatchet from Brown Co, IN, and the instructors; Scott Napier with student song from afternoon workshop, Scott Risner, Dave Bagdade , and Roger Banister. Food available all day on site.

    Held at the MPA Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Rd, Metamora, IN 47030 West of Metamora, where US 52 crosses the Whitewater Valley Railroad and the Whitewater Canal href="">