David Feder & Tim Farrell Guitar Workshop
Saturday, June 08
Show | 3:30pm // Doors | 3pm
Planting Musical Ideas in Fertile Ground
Composition, Arranging and Performing on Guitar
At David and Tim’s guitar workshop they will share a lifetime of tips, techniques and thoughts that can help enhance and advance your guitar playing, composition and performance skills, while having the most fun whatever your level. Understanding and mastery of these concepts are a lifelong, continual and fluid processes. Students will learn how to develop, evaluate and tweak their own processes. You will learn how to overcome technical issues and free the artist within you. Students will learn techniques to fine-tune their playing and also their listening skills.
Dave Feder has carved out a niche of his own, playing a signature blend of Flamenco-infused Folk music. His laid back style easily disguises the complexity of his blazingly deft finger picking. Three decades of island-living in the Florida Keys has influenced Feder’s breezy, approachable, and sophisticated music.. His musicianship incorporates miles of style, (savvy yet innocent, intelligent yet accessible) woven into a personal journey telling stories about life through the strings of his guitar. Feder has been praised by NPR’s All Songs Considered, World Café Live, PBS Art Loft, NPR’s Folk & Acoustic Music, The Miami Herald and Time Out magazine among others. Feder spent six weeks at the top of the Broadjam World Music Chart with his critically acclaimed album “Black Emerald” and has been featured on All My Children (ABC), Art Loft (PBS), the NBC Good Morning show, National Park Service Educational Videos, and Florida Everglades Documentaries. Feder is a founding member ICE — a 501C3—that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for students pursuing arts, music and dance. As a champion of the local arts world in the Keys, Feder produces the Florida Keys Bay Jam, a music festival that raises money for local high School Arts and Music Grants. Bay Jam is celebrating its 23rd year.
As a performer Tim has entertains audiences internationally. He maintains an active performing schedule, appearing in a variety of concert venues such as the Kimmel Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Center, Hard Rock Live, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and many more…Tim performs on benefit concerts, festivals, workshops, corporate events and television programs. Tim has performed live on many radio programs as a featured artist including Echoes and Kid’s Corner, both popular syndicated shows heard on hundreds of Public Radio stations nationwide. Tim performs as a solo artist and also has shared the stage with such notable artists as Les Paul, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Alex DeGrassi, Jake Shimabukuru, California Guitar Trio, John Sebastian and many more… In addition to his solo performances Tim offers several different concert programs such as StringSongs, a trio which includes Bass Player Magazine’s Player of the Year Michael Manring and Grammy Award winner Pat Robinson on keyboards.