Crossroads California 2024… It's on!!
January 16 - 20 Ventura CA
Details on the "Crossroads California" page…


Check out our feature article in Living Blues Magazine March/April '22 issue!!

Special offer!
Stay in the Delta for 2 weeks. Take the Shack Up's September or March Songwriter Workshop back to back with the guitar workshop and get the second workshop for half price! For more info visit the songwriter website at

Down to the Crossroads five-day Blues Guitar and Bass “retreat.”

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Offers a full immersion experience in the Blues for Blues Guitar and Bass players of all levels, taking place in the heart of the land where the Blues began, at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale Mississippi.

Tune in...
Tune in to the nuances of Blues expression and ensemble playing. In the relaxed and oh so bluesy atmosphere of the Juke Joint Chapel, you will jam, record, listen and learn with the focus on deepening your personal connection to musical expression. No distractions. No limits. Five days of nothin’ but the Blues.

An authentic experience…
In the heart of the cotton fields, just a mile and a half from the Crossroads, the Shack Up provides a totally authentic setting and feel. You will learn various aspects and styles of authentic Blues Guitar and Bass playing at varying levels of technical difficulty. This will include acoustic and electric playing, playing with a flat pick, fingers and a slide, along with Blues ensemble playing concepts which you will be given ample opportunity to try out in practice. All of this in a casual and fun environment in a community of others with the same interests. There will be 1 coach to every 5 or 6 attendees, offering ample opportunity for individual attention.

Upcoming Workshops....

September 2023: Tuesday September 19th, through Saturday September 23rd, 2023

January 2024: Crossroads California: Ventura, California. Tuesday January 16th through Saturday January 20th, 2024

March 2024: Tuesday March 12th, through Saturday March 16th, 2024

May 2024: Tuesday May 14th, through Saturday May 18th, 2024

September 2024: Tuesday September 17th, through Saturday September 21st, 2024

We suggest you sign up now to get the shack of your choice.

We can only take a maximum of 20 people in the workshop, so start figuring things out and get back to us!

The cost of your 5-day Guitar/Bass adventure is $1295, with shacks and catered meals additional. There will be a few double occupancy units available for $50 per night per person.

Reserve your spot...
To reserve your spot in the workshop, as well as your shack or bin, contact the Shack Up Inn through their website at

Contact Ralph by email here
or by phone: (310) 403-7169

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