Thursday, October 29, 2020

10/31 Workshops

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Still space in this weekend's Jamming Workshop and Mandolin Workshop, as well as next week's Zoom Class

In last week's zoom class we discussed pentatonic scales, and I invited everyone to try learning "Angelina Baker" by ear. I made some videos on both of those topics, check them out below!


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Zoom Class tonight, and more workshops this Saturday!

Workshops! Zoom Class tonight, and a Jam Workshop and Mandolin Workshop this Saturday!

Tonight's Zoom Class will be covering Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Fireball Mail, and Angelina Baker. Saturday's jam workshop will be about all the ins and outs of playing music with other humans, and the mandolin workshop will be all about CHOP: How to get a good sound, keep your hands from tiring out, and adapt your chop to different situations.

See you soon Taborgrassers!

Zoom Class today, and Workshop on Saturday!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

The weekly Zoom Class is happening tonight 6-7pm PST! We'll be going over Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Angelina Baker, and Fireball Mail! Check out the video below to see Patrick breakdown the melody to Fireball Mail!

Jam workshop and Mandolin workshop coming atcha this Saturday! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Taborgrass Workshops this week!


Hey Taborgrassers!

Another great day of Workshops yesterday! Huge thanks to everyone that came out, and to Brian Alley for teaching a banjo workshop! You can find handouts from his workshop here!
Looking forward to our Zoom Class this Wednesday, as well as our Jamming Workshop and Kaden's Mandolin Workshop this Saturday! 

See you soon!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Banjo and Jamming workshops tomorrow!

Hey pals! We've got our third weekend of socially distanced workshops at Waverly happening tomorrow! 

We've got a banjo workshop with Brian Alley, banjo player with Never Come Down and the Portland Radio Ponies. Brian's workshop will cover all the fundamentals of Scruggs-Style banjo, including rolls, chord shapes, melody playing, and linking it all together to get the hard-driving sound we're all after.

There's also a jamming workshop with Patrick and I, covering all the ins and outs of playing music with others. 

We've also got our weekly Zoom Class next Wednesday 10/28! We had some registration difficulties this week, but believe we've got things ironed out for next time. You should receive an automatic confirmation email shortly after registering, if not, please get in touch with us at Thanks for your patience while we iron out the kinks Taborgrassers!

I'll leave you all this week with a short clip of bluegrass legend Doc Watson meeting a young Michael Cleveland for the first time. They pick a few tunes, discuss their blindness, and warm all of our bluegrass hearts. See you soon Taborgrassers!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Zoom Class Tonight!

 Hey Taborpals!

Still time to register for tonight's Zoom Class! Join Patrick and Kaden to play through some bluegrass standards, and talk about how to hear our way through the chord changes. Tonight from 6-7pm PST!

We've also got a Banjo workshop with Brian Alley and Jamming Workshop coming up this Saturday!

Here's a little Del McCoury to get y'all through the day. See you soon Taborgrassers!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Banjo, Jamming, and Zoom workshops this week!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

This Saturday we’ve got a Jamming workshop with Patrick and Kaden covering the ins and outs of playing music with others, and a Banjo workshop with Brian Alley on the fundamentals of Scruggs-style banjo. To meet Brian, check out the video below!

We’ll also have our Weekly Zoom Workshop this Wednesday! This week we’ll cover some bluegrass standards (Fireball Mail, White Dove, and Dark Hollow) and talk about how to hear the difference between them.

See you soon!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Space available for Fiddle and Jamming workshops tomorrow!

Hey pals!

If you’re interested in attending tomorrow’s fiddle workshop with Annie Staninec or jamming workshop with Patrick Connell, now is the time to sign up! 

Sign up for Annie Staninec’s fiddle workshop here!

Sign up for Patrick Cornell’s jamming workshop here!

Hope to see you there!

Patrick and Kaden

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Workshop this Saturday: Building Bluegrass Fiddle Solos with Annie Staninec

This Saturday, Portland's own Annie Staninec is leading a fiddle workshop at Taborgrass! This workshop will focus on how to build fiddle solos for traditional bluegrass songs. The workshop is Saturday 10/17 from 11am-12:30pm. Sign up here!

If you're unfamiliar with Annie's playing, have a listen to her playing with her band Whiskey Deaf at Wintergrass in 2017

This Saturday will also feature a jam workshop with Patrick Connell from 1-2:30pm. Sign up here!

Lastly, the first Taborgrass zoom class is TONIGHT 10/14 from 6-7pm. Info and signups here!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Zoom Class, Jam Workshop, and Fiddle with Annie Staninec!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

It was great to see some of you this past weekend! A huge thanks to everyone who attended the guitar workshop with Patrick Connell and the jam class. 

The first Taborgrass Zoom class is happening this Wednesday 10/14 from 6-7pm. You can sign up for that here!

We've also got a fiddle workshop with Annie Staninec and the weekly jam workshop with Patrick and I happening this Saturday 10/17. Space is limited! Sign up for Annie's fiddle workshop here, and the jam workshop here.

So excited to keep playing music with all of you! If you've got any questions, get in touch at

Happy picking!


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Taborgrass workshops at Waverly are starting October 10!

Hey Taborgrassers,

Thanks for jamming with me!

In case you haven’t heard, Taborgrass workshops at Waverly are starting October 10! Workshop attendance is limited to 10 people per workshop, so be sure to sign up at the links below if you’d like to attend. Zoom class is open to as many people as the internet can fit!

10/10 Guitar Workshop with Patrick Connell:
10/10 Jam Workshop with Patrick and Kaden:
10/14 Zoom Class:

Hope to see you soon!