ac and Jenny Traynham are offering weekend music camps for those interested in experiencing a weekend of fun and classes at their home in Floyd County, Virginia. The focus will be on learning the regional style in small groups, with limited class sizes.Mac Traynham is an accomplished fiddler and banjo player as well as a fine guitar player and singer. Influenced by well known and obscure musicians of the past, Mac has developed a hard-driving style of playing which keeps the rhythm going strongly and delights dancers! He teaches at numerous music camps and has won many ribbons from various Fiddler’s Conventions.
Jenny plays clawhammer banjo with a strong sense of rhythm as well as solid old time back-up guitar. She and Mac have played tunes and sung old songs together for over 30 years. Jenny has also taught at music camps and she and Mac have performed for many concerts, benefits, and other community and church functions.
The Traynhams will provide in-depth instruction in a comfortable, relaxed environment, and students will be able to experience a getaway weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Friday nights will include a visit to the Floyd Country Store where local musicians play for flat footers inside, and numerous jams occur on the street when the weather permits. Students will also have access to a large collection of old time music on CD’s and cassettes which the Traynhams have collected and drawn inspiration from.
Both Mac and Jenny are excellent musicians, and both generously share their knowledge whenever asked. One could not ask for better teachers and hosts than the Traynhams. – John Simmons