Jerry Douglas and Sonny Landreth head the lineup of master guitarists for the Eighth Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival

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Jerry Douglas and Sonny Landreth head the lineup of master guitarists for the Eighth Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival, Aug. 27- Sept. 2, 2017

   (Bigfork, Mont.) It’s big, it’s bold and it’s the eighth year for the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival that will take over the village of Bigfork, Montana from August 27 through Sept. 2, 2017. It’s all about guitar and it is held in one of the most beautiful settings in the world at Flathead Lake Lodge, a luxury dude ranch situated along Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana.

Headlining the 2017 roster of Crown Artists in Residence (AIR) will be two incomparable guitarists, multi-Grammy winner Jerry Douglas, the foremost master of the Dobro resonator guitar, and returning electric slide guitar master Sonny Landreth, known for his innovative techniques on the instrument. They will collaborate in a new workshop class called “Slide-alicious”  one of eight guitar genre classes taught during the workshop week.

New artists teaching this year include the eclectic and amazing, multi-instrumentalist, David Lindley and classical guitar master and 2016 Grammy winner, Jason Vieaux.  Returning for a second time will be Nashville recording artist and blues master, Brent Mason, along with Grammy winner Mike Stern – known for his progressive jazz and blues and his wife Leni Stern, known for her stylizations of jazz with West African and world music. Also coming back for her third time will be the extraordinary guitarist and singer-songwriter, Emily Elbert.