In their own words, Woodstock Sessions "produces intimate hybrid-recording sessions/performances for devoted fans who seek once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to learn from and hang out with their favorite musicians, while experiencing what it takes to make a live record." We had a great time last year spending the day with Bad Brains (and the pig you see pictured above).

The sessions are held at Applehead Recording & Production on a scenic farm in Woodstock, NY (1835 Route 212), and each one is limited to just 75-100 people. They include catered meals and other benefits. The next one is nine hours with Joseph Arthur. Check out the full upcoming schedule below:


Saturday, July 30
Joseph Arthur
(Includes art show and BBQ)
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $150 each

Saturday, August 13
John Medeski, Dave Fiuczyinski & Calvin Weston
(Includes two-part Masterclass)
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $125 each

Friday & Sunday, August 19 & 20
Rich Robinson & Friends (Includes two recording sessions per day; Dinner; Event art; Vinyl)
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $179.00 per day
purchase tickets to any combination of one, two, or all three days

Sunday, August 21
Special discussion/seminar moderated by Andy Aledort, Guitar World
1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $199.00
purchase tickets to any combination of one, two, or all three days


Saturday, September 24
Velvet Elk All Stars featuring Jesse Malin
Jesse Malin, Don DiLego, and Bree Sharp will craft their version of The Rolling Stones’ “Goats Head Soup.”
Ticket price & further details forthcoming

Sunday, October 2
Vieux Farke Toure
This event will feature a talk/seminar, African feast, and recording event.
Tickets: $150.

Sunday, November 13
A day with David Torn & an Evening with Sun of Goldfinger Featuring Tim Berne, Ches Smith and David Torn
"The 21st Century Electric Guitarist as Real-Time Orchestrator"
The electric guitar was, is and always will be an instrument that inspires danger and beauty. It's rude, loud, noisy and abrasive. It's warm, heartfelt, engaging and interactive. Using modern technology and multifaceted technique, David Torn will take guitarists on a sonic journey through multiple genres, enabling them to develop a new relationship with their instruments where they will begin to see and use them as uniquely orchestrational. While continuing to kick ass.
There be a significant and entertaining conversation, discussion, Q&A and hang time regarding the almighty electric guitar as well as the meanings and realities of dedicating one's life to the pursuit of music.
And food damn it! There will be Food.
Participants are encouraged to bring (only one) electric guitar, if they wish, but it is not required for attendance.
Tickets: $TBD