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Out of the Cloud, Into the Crowd - Academy of Bluegrass Live at Grey Fox

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Artistworks Academy of BluegrassUtica, NY -- ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass superstar teaching artists including banjo master Tony Trischka, guitar whiz Bryan Sutton and fiddle icon Darol Anger step "Out of the Cloud and Into the Crowd" at the 2012 Grey Fox Festival July 19th - 22nd at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York. In addition to exciting live performances on the Gray Fox main stages, these legendary bluegrass players will treat festival-goers to a special, hands-on Bluegrass Workshop Saturday July 21st at 6:00 PM on the Creekside Stage, as well as appearing throughout the four-day festival at the ArtistWorks booth for autograph sessions, photo opportunities, contests, prizes and giveaways.

The Grassroots Learning Tent sponsored by ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass will feature daily free, hands-on learning sessions in banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass and vocals from a variety of exciting up-and-coming and established bluegrass performers. These sessions are hands-on for all levels of players. The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass invites fans and players of all ages and ability levels to bring their own instruments, voices and questions and join right in.

ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Teaching Artists Main Stage Performances Include:

  • Infamous Stringdusters w/Andy Hall - Thursday, July 19th 11:00PM -High Meadow Stage
  • Old Tyme Kozmik Trio w/Darol Anger - Friday, July 20th 5:00PM - Creekside Stage
  • Old Tyme Kozmik Trio w/Darol Anger - Saturday July 21st 4:00 PM - Catskill Stage
  • Tony Trischka & Territory - Saturday, July 21st 4:00 PM on the High Meadow Stage
  • AAOB Bluegrass Workshop - Saturday July 21st 6:00PM - Creekside Stage
  • Hot Rize w/Bryan Sutton - Saturday, July 21st 9:15PM - High Meadow Stage

The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass is an interactive, online music school offering a two-way learning environment where students of all ages and ability levels can study with some of the world's top bluegrass artists via ArtistWorks patent-pending Video ExchangeTM Accelerated Learning Platform. Players of all skill levels can view an exhaustive library of streaming lessons and submit practice videos to their legendary teaching artist who can easily respond with video feedback and advice. The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass presents the most comprehensive beginner, intermediate and advanced online video lessons for flat pick guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass - combined with online chat, forums, student/teacher blogs, study materials, backing tracks and exclusive interviews that are accessible 24/7.

The complete ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass artist roster includes many of the biggest and most respected players in bluegrass including: Tony Trishka (banjo lessons); Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons); Missy Raines (double bass lessons); Darol Anger (fiddle lessons); Andy Hall (dobro lessons) and Bryan Sutton (guitar lessons).
Subscriptions to the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass are reasonably priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.

Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is a Napa California-based technology and music education company that provides a global online learning community of world-renowned artists and enthusiastic amateurs dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. Its Video Exchange Accelerated Learning Platform enables virtuoso musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their full method, technique or lesson list in HD video to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, iPhones, iPads and more, students are able to submit videos for individualized video feedback and guidance - creating a two-way, online learning experience.

ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons); Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons); Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons); Jason Vieaux (Classical guitar lessons); Nathan East (pop & rock bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons); DJ Qbert (DJ lessons); Christie Peery (piano lessons); Thomas Lang (rock drum lessons); Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons); Luis Conte (percussion lessons); as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons); Missy Raines (double bass lessons); guitar player Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons); Andy Hall (dobro lessons); Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons); and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons).

For additional information please visit: For a full schedule of Grey Fox main stage performances and appearances at the Grassroots Learning Tent sponsored by ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass, please visit:

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