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Flat Picking Guitar Workshop with Presley Barker

November 23, 2019 : 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Flat Picking Guitar with Presley Barker: “Doc Watson Style”
Saturday November 23, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 pm | $30

The Handmade Music School presents a flat picking guitar workshop on the style and repertoire of Doc Watson with guitar prodigy and two-time Galax blue ribbon-winner Presley Barker. Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm. Cost is $30.

Stick around after the workshop to join us for a concert at 7:30 with Presley Barker & Wayne Henderson at The Floyd Country Store.

At age 15, Presley Barker has been playing acoustic guitar for seven years. Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. He has been influenced and mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton. He has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker. In the summers of 2015 and 2017, Presley won first place in the prestigious Adult Guitar Competition at the Annual Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention in Virginia, and in the summer of 2016, he was named West Virginia State Flatpicking Guitar Champion. He has appeared on NBC Today Show with Al Roker as part of IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, National Folk Festival, Richmond Folk Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, Masters of Steel String Guitar Event in Washington, D.C., PBS Song of the Mountains Show, Blue Ridge Music Center, Houstonfest, and Merlefest. Presley also appeared on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” with Steve Harvey and “Wonderama” TV show in New York City. He had the honor of winning first place and a D-28 Wayne Henderson Guitar at the 2017 Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands Park in Virginia. Most recently, Presley was invited by Country Music Hall of Fame and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Presley released his first solo album entitled “JUST-TEN” in the fall of 2015 and was so honored to be on the Bluegrass Today Airplay Chart.


November 23, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Handmade Music School
206 S. Locust St
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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