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.
For more information, contact WAMA. Enter "Concert" in Subject Line.
$20.00 per person
Children 12 and under are FREE
when accompanied by and adult.
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Seating is limited, so all seats must be paid for in advance to hold a spot.Refund Policy:
Refunds up to 7 days before event
|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Guitar Workshop|
|5:15 pm - 6:30 pm||Potluck and Meet & Greet|
|7:00 pm - 7:45 pm||Concert - Set 1|
|7:45 pm - 8:15 pm||Break|
|8:15 pm - 9:00 pm||Concert - Set 2|
After witnessing one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors, he will melt your heartstrings, make your toes tap and your jaws hang open. Richard's ever-growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music, from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags just like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and from Django Reinhardt gypsy swing to Richard Smith’s own intriguing originals. He delivers both lightning-fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, while spicing them with wonderful vocals.
His incredible stylistic wealth is founded in a lifelong love for music. Born in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1971, Richard started playing guitar at age 5 under the instruction of his father. Concentrating initially on the country picking of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, young Richard digested everything he heard, learning even the most complicated of these tunes with ease, and confounding everyone with his dexterity. It seemed that not only did he possess amazing physical skill, but a photographic musical memory as well. Often, a single hearing was all it took to get a piece under his fingers, using all ten to play bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously and creating a universe of sounds, while easily switching between thumbpicking and flatpicking like hardly anybody else.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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