Edited from a Press Release
Guitar Retreat Weekend at Twin Falls Resort State Park March 18-20, 2016

MULLENS, W.Va. – You and your guitar can spend a weekend retreat picking and strumming with instructors Robin Kessinger, Robert Shafer and Jim Ritchey at Twin Falls Resort State Park in Mullens March 18- 20, 2016. 

Kessinger and Shafer are well known nationally as award winning flatpickers. Having taught guitar extensively and performing annually throughout the world, Kessinger and Shafer present guitar workshops at different locations throughout the year. Ritchey is a singer-songwriter from Greensboro, North Carolina. His songwriting skills can be heard in “Tennessee Bottle,” a song recorded by Kenny Rogers. Ritchey performs regularly in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

The workshop begins Friday, March 18, with a concert by the three artists, followed by guitar jams with participants and presenters. Throughout the day Saturday, the three guitarists will present workshops on flatpicking, fiddle tunes, swing music, voice accompaniment and blues. A Saturday evening open-stage concert by workshop participants will conclude the day. Participants will have space in the resort facility to jam throughout the weekend. The retreat will conclude Sunday at noon. 

“There are very few places a person will find three more qualified musicians and teachers than at Guitar Retreat Weekend at Twin Falls,” said Cody Cochran, event coordinator. “This weekend is a must for anyone just learning to play guitar or who has been playing for years.” 

A guitar weekend lodging package including meals (Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast, and all breaks throughout the workshop) and instruction. Rates for two people staying two nights are $214 when staying in a lodge room, $138 for single occupancy; or $240 for two people staying two nights in a cabin. Call Twin Falls State Park at 304-294-4000 for more information or email Cody.A.Cochran@wv.gov.