• Music Camps North Name Phil Zimmerman Director

    Music Camps North, based in Charlton, Mass. with major music camps in Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar name Phil Zimmerman their new Music Director.

    Charlton, Mass. — Music Camps North has named Phil Zimmerman as Camp Director. Zimmerman has been the Camp Music Director since 2008.

    Music Camps North includes both Banjo Camp North and Guitar & Mandolin Camp North.

    Phil developed his multi-instrumentalist chops as a solo performer and has won regional contests for bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, guitar and mandolin. He's a founding member of Connecticut's ground-breaking eclectic string band, Last Fair Deal.

    For ten years, Phil played mandolin and sang lead with Connecticut's premier traditional bluegrass band, Traver Hollow. He's been part of Bluegrass Union along with Phil Rosenthal and Dave Kiphuth; American Flyer with Ben Freed, Gene Yellin, Bill Christopherson, and Ethan Kende; and is now part of Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters.

    Phil also performs Old-Time music in Heroes of Tradition. He has taught mandolin and banjo workshops at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival since 2006 and gives private lessons in both instruments.

    Phil and his staff are now organizing Guitar and Mandolin Camp North, which will be held on April 15-17, 2016, and Banjo Camp North, which will be held on May 13-15, 2016. Both camps will be held at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton.

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