“One of the finest flatpickers in captivity.
He's come a long way since winnning the
National Championship in '76, and his wry
humor has been honed to razor-sharp.”
----------------------------——Boston Globe

"Orrin Star today combines the humor of the
folk entertainer and the drive of the bluegrass instrumentalist. From all indications it's a
happy marriage." —Monadnock Ledger

“You will be successful in any gathering.”
-----------------------------—Fortune Cookie

Orrin Star
Performer & Teacher
Orrin Star is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor. Once described as 'Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson', he was the 1976 National Flatpicking Champion, has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, and boasts
a repertoire ranging from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Irish fiddle tunes to fingerstyle blues.

Also known for his skill as a teacher, Orrin has led workshops at Augusta, Swannanoa, Fur Peace Ranch, the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Sore Fingers (in England) and the California Coast Music Camp. He has two widely-praised instructional DVDs as well as a book ("Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar") and a long-running column
in Flatpicking Guitar magazine.

Next Shows:
Nov 5, Marshall VA; Nov 25 Morristown NJ;
Nov 26 Herndon VA(w/Jimmy Gaudrea:cancelled

Next Workshops:
GUITAR: Bluegrass Rhythm, Nov 5, Marshall, VA



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