Come make a noise and get better acquainted with your voice in a workshop taught by one of the most acclaimed singing instructors, whose students have ranged from inner-city kindergarteners to Nicole Kidman and Jude Law in the film "Cold Mountain." The class will move from voice production and overtone singing to solo unaccompanied singing and shape-note harmony. Open to all levels of experience and musical ability. If you never sang before, there's no better time to start. If you sing all the time, you'll learn to use your voice in new ways and come away with a head full of joyful sound.
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on his album Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East (timeriksenmusic 2012) to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, an upcoming album of northern roots American music.