Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the livelihoods of artists, TRAIN connects interested students of all skill levels with a diverse range of master musicians, craftspeople, and tradition bearers offering online instructional opportunities. Start your lessons today!

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Mac Traynham

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About Me

66 years young. I have been an advocate for the traditional ‘sound’ of old-time music as found in music of the original mountain people of the Blue Ridge

Areas of Expertise

Traditional style Clawhammer banjo, Old-time fiddle, guitar, and old-time harmonica

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