Saturday September 2, 2017:

“I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow” ~ Working Songs

Durham, NC at the home of Catherine Shreve

Singing Workshop for ALL – Labor Day Weekend, 10am – 6pm
Lunch included

I’ve been working on the railroad – not really. I’ve been working on the computer, in the kitchen, on the guitar, or with the children. What have you been working on? Whatever it is, let’s celebrate La- bor Day together by singing some good old-fashioned working songs. Coal mines and mills will probably come up. Harmonies will be sung. Friends will be made.

Good food will be served.

Friday September 15, 2017:

Hoppin’ John Festival: Singers’s Showcase 6:30pm

September 29-31, 2017:

Mountain Mama Madness

~ Duets and 3-part Harmonies (sold out)

October 13-15, 2017:

Apples in the Fall

~~ a co-ed weekend of Carter Family & traditional songs, and the celebration of our voices & community.

in Beautiful Floyd County Virginia

Weekend includes all meals, accommodations, and singing workshops Friday – Sunday. Meals will be organic and locally based. Special diets will be happily accommodated. Apples in the Fall is the theme, so expect Apple Pies! And, local cider~yum…

We have space for 10 to stay in the house, and/or I’ll have 2 large tents set up for “glamping”. 4/6 spaces are available for local folks to join as well (special pricing for locals.)

Friday October 13: Dinner will be ready at 6pm, rooms ready and open at 4pm if you’d like to settle in, and the singing begins at 8!

Saturday October 14: Breakfast, singing workshop, Lunch, singing workshop, Dinner, and more singing!

Sunday October 15: Gospel singing and brunch till noon. After that, the Floyd Country Store hosts an Old Time Jam from 1:30-3:30. They have great food, and I highly recommend this event on your way home 🙂 

Cost for weekend is $260. Please email Stephanie at to register or if you have questions. Space is limited-$130 deposit holds your spot. Remaining $130 due October 1st. Come sing with us!

November 5, 2017:

               Singing Workshops at Hampton Creek, NC (near Asheville, NC)

for women AND MEN!

O BROTHERS! ~ (Brother Harmonies)

November 4, 2017 10am-6pm

In this workshop we will explore the harmony sounds of some of the best brother duets ever recorded. The list is extensive, but think Stanleys, Louvins, and Everlys, and you’ll get the idea. We’ll figure out some of the secrets that made them sound so good, and we’ll make our own harmonies with our own voices, the brothers leading the way.
Join us! No experience required – just come with a desire to sing!
“Don’t sing harmony”? Remember that singing the melody is half of the harmony, so yes, you do! We need you!

Whoever you are and wherever you are in your musical life, you are welcome in these singing workshops.  We will learn the songs (yes, I’ll have lyric sheets for you), talk about style (a little – we want to get back to singing), learn some harmony parts (IF you want to – sticking to the melody is important and fun too!)…. sing, and then sing some more.  In other words, there are no prerequisites. If you love to sing, this workshop is for you!  Compilation CD of the songs we learn (plus more songs you can learn yourself) is included.

HUM Workshop Fee:  $75 — Healthy lunch included

10:00 – 12:30

Morning Session with Kari

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 3:00

Afternoon Session with Kari

3:00 – 4:30

Free time (hiking, singing)

4:30 – 6:00

Evening Session with Kari

Optional Overnight $25 — All the comforts of home in a beautiful wilderness setting. Includes evening potluck and jam, and Sunday morning gospel singing. The only requirement is that you bring your own drinks of choice and contributions for potluck dinner and Sunday breakfast. We’ll be leaving by 12 noon.

For more info, contact: Terry Deal
To Register, go to: HUM Workshop home page

November 17-19 2017:


Singing workshops and late night Honky Tonkin’ during this dance weekend in Louisville, KY

December 2, 2017:

Singing to Save the World


~~Protest Songs, Civil Rights Songs, Inspirational Songs~~

10am-6pm at the lovely home of Lois Penn (and her 2 sweet cats) in Haw Creek

Let’s raise our voices in the spirit of Pete Seeger and others who believe in the power of music to change the world we live in. Whoever you are, you are welcome in this workshop. We will learn 4-5 songs (I will have lyric sheets and a CD for you to take home), talk about style, learn harmony parts (if you choose to; sticking to the melody is important too), and we’ll sing and sing some more.

There are no prerequisites! If you love to sing, this workshop is for you!

Please bring your lunch, and we’ll provide drinks and dessert! Workshop fee is $65

Contact Lois Penn to register:

February 2-4, 2018

MOUNTAINS 2 C WORKSHOPS at Folly Beach, SC presents:

ONE LOVE ~ songs of unity ~

Sorry, but this workshop is SOLD OUT. Contact Leigh for wait list info

Folly Beach, SC (google: 510 West Ashley)



Come! – any time after noon. You are on your own for dinner.

Evening workshop from 8 – 10pm


Breakfast provided

Morning workshop 10-12:30

Catered lunch

Afternoon workshop 2:30 – 5

Sunset 5:30

Catered dinner

Concert (workshop participants only) at 8pm


Breakfast provided

Gospel singing 10-12 noon


Cost: $260 per person includes shared room lodging with linens (2-3 people per room,) 2 breakfasts, catered lunch and dinner Saturday, all workshops with lyric sheets, compilation CD including the songs we learn, and new friends.

To Save Your Spot:

Send non-refundable $50 check to Leigh Pettus 143 Avondale Ridge Road AVL, NC 28803. Balance of $210 due by January 15.

Space is limited, and we expect to fill up quickly (maximum 12.)

Include with your deposit the following information:

1.Your name and address 2.Your email address 3.Your cell phone number 4.Your food restrictions/roommate preferences, if any

contacts: Leigh and Kari


April 27-29, 2018

Brand new offering:

The Hills Are Alive! (The HAA!)

Presents: Songs with Great Harmonies  ~ a women’s workshop ~

A weekend of harmony singing at the scenic vacation home of Genevieve Fortuna in the mountains of North Georgia – hosted by Genevieve and fully catered by Stephanie Wolf.

Friday 5pm – Sunday noon

ALL meals included. $265

for details contact Genevieve ~

July 6-8, 2018:

Mountain Mama Madness


“Country Harmonies”

July 21-28, 2018:

Harmony of Song and Dance Week at

Pinewoods Camp

Harmony of Song and Dance Week

Plymouth, MA

September 1, 2018

Durham, NC Singing Workshop

Host: Catherine Shreve

10am – 6pm – Healthy and delicious lunch included!

Theme: TBA

September 28-30, 2018:

Apples in the Fall

Carter Family & Traditional songs in Floyd, VA

ALL meals included $270

Host: Stephanie Wolf

October 19-21:

LEAF Festival

in Black Mountain NC

October 26-28:

Exciting NEW Weekend festival near Asheville, NC ~

Details TBA soon; save the date, and stay tuned!