WAMA Concerts and Workshops


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The Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) is very proud to host concerts and workshops throughout the year. Although we're in a small town, we are conveniently close to both Portland and Seattle, and our events draw folks from both directions. We bring some of the best acoustic musicians from all over. Near the bottom of this page are profiles of just some of the musicians who have come to perform and teach in Winlock.



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Previous WAMA Concerts and Workshops at the Hope Grange



John Standefer

John Standefer

John Standefer is a true master of fingerstyle guitar. He began playing music very early on the drums, mandolin, and violin, taking up the guitar in 1963. Soon after hearing Chet Atkins play for the first time, he went to work learning Atkins’ style ...


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Stumptown Swing

Stumptown Swing

Stumptown Swing takes audiences back to 1920's Paris, when gypsies with guitars, violins and upright basses made the leap from French musette to American "hot jazz" and kept Parisians dancing to this evocative new sound ...


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Steve Spurgin

Steve Spurgin

A life of music began early for Steve Spurgin, starting with lessons in classical piano at age five, moving on to French horn and choral training in school. The performing bug bit in the early 60’s when Steve picked up ...


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Dan Crary

Dan Crary

Dan Crary is the musical legend, master of the guitar, a founder and pioneer of flatpicking, and a stylist with an international reputation for innovation, taste, and brilliance. His performance style blends traditional material from a variety of American sources ...


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Mark Johnson & Emory Lester

Mark Johnson & Emory Lester

Mark Johnson & Emory Lester: Emory Lester is one of this day’s foremost exponents of the acoustic mandolin. The power and attack of his mandolin playing are unmatched, and his sound is infectious. His recording projects ‘Pale Rider’, ‘The Emory ...


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David Grier

David Grier

The most award-winning guitarist in recent memory is David Grier. For the past several years, he has been voted by the members of the International Bluegrass Music Association as Best Guitar Player of the Year. He has also appeared on ...


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Radim Zenkl

Radim Zenkl

Radim Zenkl - mandolin player, composer and instructor. Radim's style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other. The US Mandolin Champion is redefining the mandolin and its ...


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