The Zigzag Old Time Music Campout on Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 2, 2019! Bubbaville is proud to sponsor the visiting featured artists this year: The Canote Brothers from Seattle. We’ll also have local instructors with us to offer workshops as well, including kid’s fiddle and family activities. These fabulously talented folks will be offering several workshops over the weekend, and they’ll be around to jam and to play in a Sunday night concert. Check out the workshops.
Early Camping Special: Arrive as early as Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The rate is $15/night/person. Yurts may be available before as well.
Everyone is welcome, whether you play an instrument, sing, love to listen, or just want to relax in a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains and music. Explore the trails and organic gardens.
Rates 3-Day Regular Rate: $129
3-Day “I Need A Break” Rate: $99 (you choose!)
3-Day Child Rate: $30 (9-16 years); 8 and under free
Early Camping: $15 (starts Wednesday, August 28)
Meal Package: $49 (3 dinners, 3 breakfasts)
Meal Package Child: $24.50 (5-8 years); 5 and under free
We have set up a fund to provide further discounts to those really in need. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your situation. We’ll weigh the amount of requests to the amount of funds and help you out.
Email to reserve your spot for a van/trailer or contact Zigzag Mountain Farm with questions.
Zigzag Mountain Farm will offer breakfasts and dinners . The cost will be $6 for breakfast, $11 for dinner, or $45 for all 6 meals. You can purchase meal tickets at the farm.
You are welcome to bring your own food if you like!
Greg and Jere Canote are identical twins whose music is all about having a good time. They do, you will. It’s steeped in vintage Americana — forgotten fiddle tunes, swing classics, and quirky novelty songs — but with their own twists (and a few of their brilliant original takes on the world around us). They’re fabulous musicians, moving effortlessly among fiddle, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and various hybrids, and their genetically-matched voices recall brother duets from the Blue Sky Boys to the Everlys.
NPR listeners will remember the Canote Brothers as the affable side-kicks on “Sandy Bradley’s Potluck” for 13 years. Longtime locals may remember them too, as Cupertino High alumni, De Anza College students discovering the wonders of old time music, and playing in bluegrass bands at the Sunnyvale and San Jose Straw Hat Pizza restaurants. Greg and Jere have lived in Seattle since 1981, although they’re often spotted in this area, teaching at music camps or visiting family. Their first RBA show might well be in support of a new album, the latest in a long line of distinguished recordings.
Steph Noll is an old-time musician, dance caller, and mama to two, singing and dancing kiddos. She loves calling family dances and loves the Pacific Northwest old time music scene for its many opportunities to make music with friends of all ages. Steph is offering Family Sing and Dance Along sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
Patrick Lind has been a performer and guitar teacher in Portland for over a decade. His immersion in old time fiddle music started with playing square dances and wedding gigs around town which made way for an opportunity to play with Foghorn Stringband. Patrick and his wife Maggie Lind, along with dear friend and bandmate Sophie Enloe started the Portland Stringband Class in 2007 to share their love of fiddle tunes and to grow the old time music community in Portland. Patrick teaches with warmth and humor and embraces the range of learning styles and interests in any group of musicians.
Maggie Lind has been singing and making music her whole life. In her late teens she discovered folk music and fell in love with old time banjo and square dance music. She was fortunate to learn from mentor Tom Sauber and spend time visiting elder tradition bearers in the south. She has spent many years performing with dear friends, sharing her passion for old time music, and teaching claw hammer banjo and guitar to players of all playing abilities.
Kate O’Brien’s Story
Kate was raised by a pack of violin & fiddle-playing buffalo and just entered human society. She plays and teachers many genres of music and is also a songwriter. Kate spent the first 10 yrs of the new millennium touring and playing all over the world. Currently she plays around the NW region with Gerle Haggard and other groups. Kate is a Suzuki certified teacher and has taught private violin lessons for 14 years in Portland. She owns Mosaic String Academy (mosaicstringacademy.com) which offers students of all ages a unique combination of classical private lessons in violin, viola, cello or bass with monthly group classes. Group classes are for students of all abilities and ages and we play a wide variety of musical genres! Of particular interest to experienced players is the Portland Youth Pop Orchestra – check it out! Kate founded Portland Fiddle Camp for Kids 12 years ago and it’s the highlight of every summer! Come join her and her co-conspirator Sophie Enloe for another awesome camp next summer! (portlandfiddlecamps.com)
The Zigzag Workshop Faculty and scholarships are sponsored by Bubbaville through the The Bubba Fund – Honoring the spirit of Bill Martin.