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This group is for those flatpickers who are fans of Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Camps.

Website: http://www.acoustic-kamp.com/
Location: Maryville, TN
Members: 96
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2013

Instructors for 2009

WEEK ONE June 14-21, 2009

The Flatpicking Team (Week One): Rolly Brown, Mark Cosgrove, Dan Crary, Steve Kaufman, Jeff Jenkins and Mike Maddux

The Fingerpicking Team: Chris Proctor and Steve Baughman

Beginner Guitar Level One (non-rotation): Cindy Gray

The Bass Team: Rusty Holloway with another instructor to be added as students register

The Fiddle Team: Bobby and Cathy Hicks and Stacy Phillips

New ~ Beginning Fiddle Level One (Non-Rotation): Casey Henry

The Dobro (tm) Team: Johnny Bellar and Fred Sokolow

New ~ Mountain Lap Dulcimer: Mike Clemmer with another instructor to be added as students register

The Old Time Banjo Team: Evie Laden and Laura Boosinger

Vocal Instructor (Afternoon Elective): Cindy Gray

Slow Jam and Band Scramble Coordinator and General Kamp Liaison: Casey Henry and Cindy Gray

Jamming Instructor and Coordinator: Keith Yoder

Luthiers and Kamp Doctors: Virginia and Ken Miller

Special Guest: To Be Announced

WEEK TWO June 21-28, 2009

The Flatpicking Team Week Two: John Carlini, Beppe Gambetta, Mike Kaufman, Robin Kessinger, Uwe Krüger, Tony McManus, Scott Nygaard and Eric Thompson

Beginner Guitar Level One (non-rotation): Cindy Gray

The Mandolin Kamp Team: Robin Bullock, David Harvey, John Moore, Andy Owens, John Reischman, Don Stiernberg,

Beginner Mandolin Level One (non-rotation): Tim Worman (Pick N' Grin of Knoxville Full Time Instructor)

Bluegrass Banjo Team: Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Jens Krüger and Gary Davis

Beginner Banjo Level One (non-rotation): Casey Henry

New ~ Songwriting/Voice Class: Kathy Chiavola

Afternoon Voice Instructor: Cindy Gray

Slow Jam and Band Scramble Coordinator and General Kamp Liaison: Casey Henry

Jamming Instructor and Coordinator: Keith Yoder

Afternoon Old Time Banjo Instructor: Tommy Jordan

Afternoon Bass Instructor: Dick Daniels

Afternoon Fiddle Instructors: Amy Melendy, Sarah Pirkle and Jimmy Davis

Morning Lap Dulcimer instructor: Mike Clemmer

Luthiers and Kamp Doctors: Bryan Kimsey and Jim Grainger

Special Guests: To Be Announced

All of the instructors are well known for their individual and unique picking and teaching styles. They were carefully chosen for their talents- not only as musicians but also for their instructional expertise, easy-going attitude, and approachability. Hundreds of topics will be discussed, thoroughly examined and instructed.

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Comment Wall

Comment by Steve Kaufman on December 15, 2008 at 4:41am
Hi SKAK Group
I started a Kamp ning group at
If you haven't joined up already, this is an open invitation.
Please help spread the word to all past, present and future Kampers.
See you in June and Happy Holidays
Comment by Steve Kaufman on December 30, 2008 at 4:44am
Hi Future and Past Kampers
Happy New Year - Getting ready for the Best Kamp ever!
Thanks to all that voted us Number 1 for the 8th year in a row. We just found out we won the Gold Readers Choice Awards for the Best Kamps.
Thanks for your support and vote.
See you in June! Have a great and safe 2009.
Also join the Kamp ning site at
Steve K
Comment by Hasse krebs on March 21, 2009 at 8:50am
One of my big wishes is that I will be able to join a SKAK camp one day
Comment by Amy Ferebee on May 29, 2009 at 2:06pm
See y'all Week Two! Goin' to get my bus Ticket Right Now!!!!!!!!!!
Kamp or Bust.............
Comment by Pat Kline on May 29, 2009 at 8:29pm
My, Oh, My... Did I find that right place or what? I have my cold weather, wet weather, hot weather packing all done and laid one week's worth of K. Kamp shirts. Ya gotta plan ahead and practice, practice, practice!
Comment by Steve Kaufman on May 30, 2009 at 8:22am
Hi Folks
Just a few weeks away and it is all gettin gpretty exciting around Maryville. The town is a buzz with anticipation of all you folks coming in.
The weather has been pretty mild for TN at this tim eof year, High of 80-85. Nice afternoon showers (we stock ponchos in the Kamp Store).
the college is getting ready. The names have been turned in to the college for room assignments but we always get more folks signing in in this last two week stretch.
Kathy Chiavola's Songwriting and Vocal Class is sold out - way to go Kathy. Mandolin Kamp has 4 openings left. Everythign is still open so if you give your friends a bump - it is time for them to sign in.
Travel safe getting to Kamp.
Be sure to register at www.acoustickamp.ning.com
We will have a Mario Proulx A-5 mandolin to raffle off for the John Studdard Family Fund. Tickets are $10 each.
Mark Cosgrove and I collaborated of a memorial CD for brother John Studdard as well with all proceeds going to the family. Both of the above will be in the Kamp store.
Other instruments to be given away (GIVEN AWAY!!!)
Downhomeguitars.com is sending one.
Collings D-2H
Ken Miller Guitar
Deering Banjos (3 banjos)
Weber Mandolins - Yellowstone worth over 5K
Artisen Guitars is giving away a CA Guitar
These are divided between the two weeks and given on Saturday night
Must be present to win.... so cool......
We can't wait to see you all and look forward to working with you all and the outstanding staff set for this unbelievable 2009 Acoustic Kamp.
See you soon
Any questions write steve@flatpik.com
Comment by Barry McGuire on August 25, 2009 at 6:39pm
Steve has done it again. The 2010 Kamp instructor list is up.
Another great lineup.
Comment by John Samples on December 29, 2009 at 9:51pm
I had the pleasure of going several years ago and have only been that one time ,but it was without a doubt the experience of a lifetime,worth every dime you pay ,simply unforgetable , hope to return someday
Comment by Spencer Moore on May 8, 2010 at 2:22pm
Comment by Paul on May 8, 2010 at 2:45pm
This will be my first year and I am sure looking forward to it , I may not learn much but I sure will pick alot ( mostly other people's brains ) hmmm lets see , guitars , check , banjo , check .. coffee maker and large can of Tim Hortons coffee ....check .. OK Im all set .. is it JUne 20th yet ? Loking forward to meeting all of you ...


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