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Tim Stafford teaches at Nashville Flatpick Camp

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Nashville Flatpick Camp with Kenny and Amanda Smith, Tim May and Adam Schlenker, 2094 Timber Trail Rd. , Goodlettsville, TN 37072

SOLD OUT!! In the woods above Nashville, TN, there is a camp for flatpickers of all levels and most ages. It is held in a beautiful home surrounded by trees and creeks and bonfire pits perfect for late night jamming. Many of the greatest flatpickers alive will be teaching there but only 15 students will be allowed to sign up - guaranteeing the most incredible learning experience offered in modern music camping.

You will stay on-site or travel from your home each day and learn from the masters. In the afternoons there will be jams where you may very well find yourself picking Red Haired Boy or Big Sciota across from Kenny Smith or possibly Amanda Smith sings harmony with you while you sing and pick with Adam Schlenker.

On Sunday of camp you will record a tune with one of these flatpicking heroes with a real-deal professional engineer. It's mind-boggling, really. We also have a very close relationship with the incredible Carter Vintage Guitars store in downtown Nashville. We always suggest you head there either before or just after camp to see what's new over there. Feel free to click on the link above to browse their website before you head this way. Gearld Strickland is our camp luthier and will be available throughout camp to help you sort out any issues you might have with your guitar.

Tim Stafford teaches songwriting at 2019 NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop

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2019 NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop-- camp He Ho Ha (, AB T0E 2B0, Seba Beach, Alberta

The Acoustic Music Workshop occurs over three days and offers six 60 minute workshops, a Mini Festival, performance opportunities and lots of jamming. The workshop campus is situated at Camp He Ho Ha 45 minutes west of Edmonton. Stay in comfortable dorms, enjoy home cooked meals and play as much music as you can fit into a weekend.

Workshop leaders with solid backgrounds in teaching and performance are assembled to provide the best possible musical weekend.

The Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society sponsors the Acoustic Music Workshop in order to promote, preserve and present bluegrass music. Knowledge of bluegrass is not required, it is our hope that musicians, already comfortable in their playing ability, will want to experience the user friendly nature of bluegrass music.

Tim Stafford teaches Songwriting at the Great Lakes Music Camp

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Great Lakes Music Camp, 10451 Lakeshore Drive , West Olive, MI 49460

Great Lakes Music Camp provides a unique opportunity to study in intimate small groups under award winning musicians and spend the weekend on Michigan’s unbeatable shoreline.

Tim Stafford guitar class at 2019 Smoky Mountain Songwriters Bluegrass Camp

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Gatlingburg, TN

The SMSWF is hosting a Bluegrass Camp sponsored by Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery Aug. 11-18, 2019 at the end of the 8th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival .

Tim Stafford guitar class at Ashokan Music and Dance Camp

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Ashokan Music and Dance Camp, 477 Beaverkill Rd , Olivebridge, NY 12461

Don’t miss this chance to learn from and jam with some of the best musicians and teachers in bluegrass music. Featuring Tim, Tony Trischka, Claire Lynch, Laurie Lewis, Matt Flinner, Missy Raines, Phil Ledbetter, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Tony Watt and Laura Orshaw.

Tim Stafford at the Station

The Station, 4206 Miser Station Rd , Louisville, Tennessee

The Station in East Tennessee is the south's most unique listening room setting for live music. Experiencing music inside The Station's 120 yr old building with raw wood interior resonating is much like climbing into the sound hole of a vintage instrument

Tony Arata & Tim Stafford at Randy Woods Pickin' Parlor

Randy Wood's Pickin' Parlor , 1304 E. Highway 80, Bldg 2 , Bloomingdale, GA 31302

An evening of fun and great songs from Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and Savannah native Tony Arata ("The Dance," by Garth Brooks; "Here I Am" by Patty Loveless) and two-time IBMA Songwriter of the Year Tim Stafford of Blue Highway. (912) 748-1930

An Intimate Evening of Song with Justin Mychals, Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes

Ridgefields Tavern, 2320 Pendragon Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660

Comin up March 23rd! You don’t want to miss this show! Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes will be joining me for “An Intimate Evening of Song” Awesome songwriters, Grammy nominated, International Bluegrass Music Association songwriter of the year, founding member of Blue Highway are just a few of the accolades that these two bring to the stage that night. They have recently released their first Cd together and it is on fire! The cd entitled “What We Leave Behind” is number 1 on airplay direct radio Charts. Advance Tickets for this Dinner concert are $39.00 +tax =$42.70 and can be purchased at: Or call Ridgefields CC at 423 392-8373! Limited seating and all seats are reserved! Get yours today!

Wintergrass Songwriting Intensive with Tim Stafford

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Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, Bellevue, WA

Wintergrass Songwriting Intensive. The course will be an immersive songwriting experience, focusing on craft and process as well as some business issues. We'll write a song together using everything we learn about melody, rhythm, harmony, lyric and spirit, so students should be prepared to participate.

Songwriting is one of the most subjective and fluid topics possible - - there are a lot of ways to make a good song and even more ideas about what makes one. We'll examine successful songs by artists such as Hank Williams and ones that students particularly admire. We'll also have lots of fun and hopefully acquire some skills along the way!

Skill levels - - all

Register on the Wintergrass ticket site.


An Evening with Tony Arata and Tim Stafford

Randy Wood's Pickin' Parlor, 1304 E. Highway 80, Bldg 2, Bloomingdale, GA 31302

An evening of fun and great songs from Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and Savannah native Tony Arata ("The Dance," by Garth Brooks; "Here I Am" by Patty Loveless) and two-time IBMA Songwriter of the Year Tim Stafford of Blue Highway.

Extraordinary Night of Songwriters Reunion!

Robinette Studio and Performance Venue, 248 Blackley Road, Bristol, TN 37620

$15 TICKETS at

In 2015, Annie Robinette had an idea for a night of "musical storytelling" involving a few songwriters with very different approaches to the art. First she contacted Jeff Lane and together they decided to ask Tim Stafford and Bobby Starnes about the idea. What ended up happening was pure magic in front of a sold-out audience in the Robinette's intimate studio in Bristol, TN! In 2016 the show was brought back together with the same results and a very personal experience for everyone in attendance. Due to circumstances beyond their control, a planned 2017 reunion didn't happen, however it is now 2018 and this MUST HAPPEN AGAIN!

This is a true reflection of why songs are written as told by the musical storytellers. Prepare to understand the songs in their most fragile form - just as they were created...

For more info on the artists:

Tim Stafford website - Annie Robinette website - Bobby Starnes website - Jeff Lane website -

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