Instructors

Ivan Rosenberg

Now living in Toronto, Ontario, Ivan Rosenberg was a university instructor before becoming a full-time musician, and he is well known for his enjoyable, efficient, and systematic Dobro instruction method. Ivan has taught at music camps over 60 times, including several appearances at Rob Ickes' ResoSummit, Walker Creek Music Camp in California, Old School Bluegrass Camp in Ontario, Sore Fingers Week in England, Acoustic Music Camp in Texas, and most other notable acoustic music camps.

Ivan has released six solo albums, and his original Dobro music has appeared in the background of over 450 television programs and films including The Daily Show, Oprah, Call of the Wildman, History Detectives, the Special Edition DVD of Serenity, and the Hollywood blockbuster Kangaroo Jack. Ivan earned an IBMA Award for co-writing the 2009 Song of the Year; played Dobro on the CD Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor (produced by Grammy winner and Dobro legend Jerry Douglas); and performed with Chris Coole, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, the April Verch Bigger Band, Lizzy Hoyt, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and many more.

Abbie Gardner

Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile toured with Americana darlings Red Molly for eleven years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, the band took an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie is having a blast doing gigs with different bands, backing up her friends and stepping out into the spotlight for her own gigs!  No stranger to solo performing, she has three CDs to draw from, each with award-winning songs.  Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by-now familiar, formidable slide guitar licks. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie.  Her first songbook was published in December 2016 and she’s looking forward to releasing a new solo CD in Jan 2018.

Brandon Bostic

Playing guitar and singing harmony with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike brought the Milton, Florida native to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007. Since that time, Brandon has found himself working alongside some of bluegrass, country and Americana music’s top musicians and entertainers. Currently, Brandon can be seen performing with country music superstar and Grammy winner, Patty Loveless (with whom Brandon made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2015); contemporary bluegrass favorites, Blue Moon Rising; Appalachian-American media personalities, The Darrell Brothers; and Nashville-based acoustic country “supergroup,” The Likely Culprits. In addition to his work as a touring musician, Brandon also produces, engineers, and performs on records for artists from all over the world.

 

© Copyright Nashville Dobro Camp