Instructor(s): Chris Luquette
Using right hand techniques, accents and dynamics, we’ll find tools to help make us the most musical rhythm players at the jam. Adding bass runs, off beats and attack, we’ll find out how to drive a bluegrass or old time band with ease.
We’ll also take a deep dive into chord tones, scales, and right-hand techniques to build soloing ideas.
For intermediate to advanced players, but also suitable to anyone looking to boost their jamming skills.
Chris Luquette is a two-time Grammy nominated guitarist from Seattle, Washington. He spent 11 years touring with renowned progressive bluegrass combo Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
FSDK performed on 4 continents, appeared on the legendary Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville twice, and made appearances at such festivals as Telluride Bluegrass, Wintergrass, RockyGrass, DelFest, CBA Fathers Day Festival, IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival and many more.
A 2013 recipient, he was the first musician to win the IBMA’s first Momentum award for an instrumentalist. With Dirty Kitchen , Chris also received multiple IBMA awards, and two Grammy nominations for the records Cold Spell and If You Can’t Stand The Heat on Compass records (Nashville).
Since 2017 Chris has been based in Brooklyn NY, and has continued to tour the mid-Atlantic, east and west coasts profusely, with a combined gig total of nearly 175 dates in 2022.
A member of the Mona’s Monday Night Bluegrass Session house band, he’s hosted several renowned bluegrass sessions in NYC, and regularly appears at local music clubs such as Rockwood, Sunny’s, Skinny Dennis and others when not on the road.
An accomplished teacher, along with teaching private lessons for nearly 15 years, he’s been invited to teach at prestigious music and guitar camps such as Delfest Academy, RockyGrass Academy, California Coast Music Camp, Northwest Flatpicking Camp, Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week, La Roche Bluegrass Camp (France), American and Midwest Banjo camps and more.
Chris’ solo recordings include 2019’s The Way I View The World, and 2022’s City Suite For Two Guitars, both released to critical acclaim. Both recordings can be heard on such stations as Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction, KBCS’s Bluegrass Ramble, WVBR’s Salt Creek Show and many more.
In 2023 his solo projects will take him to Europe twice, with gigs and music camps in Spain and Portugal.
Chris got excellent reviews as a teacher last time he was with us, and we’re very happy to bring him back.