Terry will have a one on one banjo workshop for a lucky banjo player. Passing on his extensive knowledge and musical secrets, Terry will conduct a workshop at Ashe Park from 11:00 am – Noon on Saturday, July 27.
Interested banjo players should send their name, contact information, short bio and playing history and short paragraph telling their reason for applying for the workshop. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be a an open jam with Terry on Saturday, July 27 from 1:00 – 2:00pm. All players and instruments are welcome!
A native of Monroe, North Carolina, Terry Baucom has enjoyed a professional career in music that started in 1970 with Charlie Moore and continued over the years as a founding member of ground breaking bands like Boone Creek (with Ricky Skaggs and Jerry Douglas), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out and more. Winner of the 2013 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Recorded Event of the Year for “What’ll I Do”, Baucom currently tours with his own band, “Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive”. His single, “The Rock”, finished 2015 as Bluegrass radio’s most played song on the Bluegrass Today chart. “Around The Corner”, by Baucom and his band, got the top spot in 2016. And in 2017, an invitation to perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton, OH, was propelled by another #1 Bluegrass single called “Fourth and Goal”.
Deering Banjos produces the Terry Baucom Signature model banjo, while the Dunlop company also uses Baucom as an endorser, offering Terry Baucom custom sets of banjo strings. A testament to his influence is evident when you listen to countless younger generation banjo players who use Baucom signature licks and emulate his driving technique.
While a teenager, Baucom got his start on stage performing in a band with his father called the “Rocky River Boys”. That band, along with others like L. W. Lambert and The Blue River Boys and Al Wood and The Smokey Ridge Boys played many Fiddlers’ Conventions, which gave extremely good experience and exposure for the career to come. Because of that experience, Baucom appreciates the importance of a convention as long-standing as Ashe County’s is. He encourages musicians and singers to take advantage of the opportunity of performing and competing... but most of all, just have fun with music and making new friends who share your passion.