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South Plains College Camp Bluegrass to be Held Next Week

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South Plains College will host their 26th Annual Camp Bluegrass next week.

The six-day residential camp attracts bluegrass musicians from across the nation.

This year, Camp Bluegrass will celebrate the 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, the man that is credited with creating the bluegrass genre. Monroe died in 1996. The camp begins on Sunday, July 15th, and will run through July 20th.

Faculty includes former members of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, including Roland white on guitar, Robert Bowlin on Fiddle, and Jim Moratto on Banjo. A video of Monroe performing is included below.

They will also present an overview of Bill Monroe’s career and a tribute concert, which will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The camp is designed to improve individual skills of banjo, guitar, and mandolin players, and will also feature classes for fiddle, Dobro, bass, and vocals.

For more information, visit www.campbluegrass.com.

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