WAMA Workshops and Concerts
The Washington Acoustic Music Association 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. Below are profiles of just some of the acts who have come to teach and perform in Winlock.
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
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...