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2019 Fall Fingerstyle Guitar Retreat Oct 31 - Nov 3

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Hey everyone,

Wow, have we got a great time planned for this years Fall Fingerstyle Guitar Retreat

Three of the world's best fingerstyle guitarists for several days of intimate guitar instruction, masterclasses, jamming and fun!

Here they are...

DON ROSS (Two-Time International Fingerstyle Champion)

In 1988, Don Ross became the first Canadian to win the U.S. National Fingerpick Guitar Championship. He won again in 1996, still the only two-time winner of the competition.

Don was the flagship fingerstyle artist on CandyRat Records and has released numerous projects with them. He tours extensively across Canada, the USA, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India. He has played with symphony orchestras and collaborated live and on recording with Andy McKee, Dan McCrary, Tony McManus and others.

Don is one of the true "founding fathers" of modern fingerstyle guitar known for his pristine technique and lyrical melodies.



IAN ETHAN CASE (Double Neck Guitar / Looping)

“One of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world”   - International Center for Creativity

Double-neck guitarist and CandyRat recording artist Ian Ethan Case's video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. Hardly an overnight sensation, Ian is a true craftsman and thoughtful composer bringing a fresh sound to the guitar through innovative tapping, use of double-necked guitars, altered tunings and multiple loopers layering a rich kaleidoscope of sound.

Listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.

It is rare to find an artist truly forging new creative ground on the instrument - Ian is doing just that.



VAN LARKINS (Percussive Fingerstyle)

“Van Larkins’ technique is a fluid motion of beauty in sound.” - Mixdown Magazine

Australian guitarist, Van Larkins, is quickly distinguishing himself as an artist whose command of the instrument combined with musicianship and energy captivates the listener.

Van Larkins plays a modern fusion of traditional styles with a mesmerizing “one man band” percussive approach incorporating bass, rhythm, melody and harmony. Van’s eclectic music has transitioned from Metallica to finger-style acoustic guitar to playing transpositions of 400-year-old harp songs.

A true artist and excellent teacher, Van brings a fresh approachable-ness to those he helps learn fingerstyle.




One of our own guitar family, Collin Hill is a 21 year old Fingerstyle guitarist based in Nashville TN.

Originally from California, Collin brings great technique to a sense of musicianship. This young artist is finding his voice to the delight of his many fans on YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.

With over a million streams on Spotify and over 14000 Instagram followers, Collin's exciting music is turning heads in the fingerstyle world.

He's also a gifted and conscientious educator with some of the best reviewed classes of any of our events.


Four days of world-class fingerstyle instruction, hands-on workshops and intimate evening concerts in the stunning Tennessee autumn during peak fall colors.

If you haven't been, it's one of the best events we have ever put together.

Last year, the Fall Fingerstyle Retreat sold out months in advance and slots are already filling up for this year. 

If you're interested in getting all the info, check out www.FingerstyleRetreat.com

See you there,


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