Music Masters Camps’ fifth annual Roots Rock Revival will take place from August 14-18 at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York. The camp was created by the late drummer Butch Trucks, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, in conjunction with bassist Oteil Burbridge (formerly ABB, now Dead & Company), and brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars to bring fans and musicians together to explore the world of the Southern Blues Rock movement, the Allman Brothers Band, and the music that forms the foundation of Rock ‘n Roll. Despite the sudden death of Trucks, Roots Rock Revival will go on in his memory.
In addition to Burbridge and the Dickinson brothers, the 2017 lineup includes legendary sessions drummer Bernard Purdie, jazz keyboardist John Medeski, former Allman Brothers slide guitarist Jack Pearson, the “grandfather of jam scene” Col. Bruce Hampton, jazz drummer Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, and Midnight North’s Grahame Lesh (son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh).
Beyond the master classes, there will be talent from previous years, members of Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and more on site to assist in the organization of jam rooms. There for your benefit will be Vaylor Trucks, Berry Oakley Jr., Ryan Montbleau, Jackson Kincheloe, Brandon Niederauer, Heather Gillis, Brian Graham, Phil Rodriguez, Craig Keil, and James Beihn.
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has attended all four previous years of Roots Rock Revival, and will be returning for his 5th year to demonstrate the etiquette of jamming amongst his fellow young musicians. It was at Roots Rock Revival that Taz was “discovered,” and the 14-year-old prodigy will attest that much of his success came from the relationships he made at this camp.
Whether you’re a campfire player, a full-time musician, or a passionate music fan, this experience offers the opportunity to dive deep into the world of your favorite musical artists. Roots Rock Revival will feature not only outstanding music, but also three gourmet meals a day. Bountiful and fresh, the menu features many locally grown ingredients and a full spectrum of exceptional catering from the arrival Meet and Greet to the farewell breakfast.
Eat, drink, jam and immerse yourself in music with the masters! Five days and four nights of memories and inspiration at Full Moon Resort, an enchantingly unique facility offering over one hundred acres of mountains, meadows, forests and streams. This gorgeous setting has proven time and again to be a perfect host for these inspiring and memorable events. Sign up today and learn more about the event here.