Thompson Northwest Flatpick Camp

4th NW THompson Flatpick CAMP is early May 2024

May 3rd – 5th

Hosted in a beautiful Sisters home.

3 days of instruction – includes meals

Lodging not provided.


Chris Luquette, Keith Yoder, Dale Adkins


16 camper spots available

Chris Luquette an accomplished teacher, along with teaching private lessons for nearly 15 years, he’s been invited to teach at prestigious music and guitar camps such as Delfest Academy, RockyGrass Academy, California Coast Music Camp, Northwest Flatpicking Camp, Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week, La Roche Bluegrass Camp(France) American and Midwest Banjo camps and more.

Chris’ solo recordings include 2019’s ‘The Way I View The World’, and 2022’s ‘City Suite For Two Guitars’, both released to critical acclaim. Both recordings can be heard on such stations as Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction, KBCS’s Bluegrass Ramble, WVBR’s Salt Creel Show and many more.

Keith Yoder is a talented musician and instructor with an unconventional approach to music education. With over four decades of experience playing and performing on all the bluegrass instruments, Keith enjoys sharing his love of music through lessons and camps.

Keith has been teaching at music camps across the United States and Canada since 2007. His extensive knowledge of bluegrass, hands-on approach, and ability to provide individualized instruction for all skill levels contribute to his excellence as a teacher. As a student noted, a camp with Keith provided “the most comprehensive study of acoustic music” they’ve experienced. Keith shares the theory and techniques of how and what to play in any music setting.

Keith has taught at: Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Camp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Merlefest Jam Camp, Nimblefingers, Strawberry Jam Camp, Acoustic Music Camp, Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp, AmanaJam, Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp, Hideaway Camp, WanderDown Music Festival, and Walker Creek Music Camp.

Dale Adkins’ musical influences can be traced to his parents’ love of music with many hours spent playing and singing at home and family reunions . By the age of six his instruments of choice were ukulele and banjo, by sixteen his love for the guitar had eclipsed his other interests.

During his late teenage years, Dale spent countless hours dissecting the playing styles of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, and Clarence White. The Vanguard label’s 1964 recording of Doc Watson and the Whiskey Before Breakfast albums proved to be very important influences on Dale’s approach to playing. Attending Willamette University offered the opportunity to study guitar with multi-instrumentalist and finger-style/harp-guitar master John Doan.

After graduating from Willamette University and earning his Education degree at Oregon State University , Dale focused his passion for guitar on the flat-picking style of playing prevalent in today’s bluegrass music. During the burgeoning bluegrass scene in the Pacific Northwest in the 80’s and 90’s, Dale emerged as the guitar player of choice amongst his contemporaries, often being compared to such masters as Clarence White and Tony Rice.

Amongst his many musical interests and activities, which include writing, recording and producing, Dale continues to influence and inspire many students in his position as co-director and instructor of music programs associated with the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival and the highly successful Bluegrass at the Beach workshop series. Dale has added the mandolin, acoustic bass, and 5-string banjo to his musical repertoire and has had a profound influence on his own son and daughter who are tearing up the northwest and beyond as part of the Bluegrass Regulators.