June 3-9, 2018

August 5-11, 2018 (possibly)




Our Staff

Here are more folks you'll be meeting at the camp.  Some will teach a seminar or a jam, some are at your disposal throughout the week.  Some just need to be disposed of.


Marianne Danehy

Marianne plays and teaches violin and fiddling in Colorado Springs, and is a registered instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  Undaunted by two degrees and a former life in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, Marianne has two kids, William and Anna. 

Marianne is an excellent teacher and an expert at getting folks started both on violin and fiddle styles.  She teaches our Intro to Fiddle class.

She's the wife of Charlie Hall.



Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall is a full-time guitar, mandolin and bass teacher.  He holds a bachelorís degree in music education with emphasis in French horn, and has taught high school band as well as classes in beginning guitar, fingerpicking, bluegrass rhythm guitar, music theory and jamming.

Charlie was a founder and driving force of the Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado Springs, a favorite destination for roots musicians and roots music fans.  He performed for ten years with the popular folk/bluegrass band Black Rose, was a finalist in the 2000 National Fingerpicking Championship and was nominated Bluegrass Guitarist of the Year in 1996 by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. 

Charlie is director of the Colorado Roots Music Camp, and the husband of Marianne Danehy.


Ed Rowell

In Roots Camp life, Ed's a mandolin player and a member of the semi-quasi-proto-kinda-bluegrass band Way Past Dark.  He does a boatload of work prior to the camp, emcees the shows, helps get you checked in, gets folks to where they need to be and performs a host of other jobs.

In real life, Ed is the head pastor of the Tri-Lakes Chapel in Monument, Colorado. 

Ed also serves as an emcee at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, is a great source of insight on humans (no kidding), and is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books, articles, and poetry.