Learning has never stopped for Jason Fickel. Fortunate to have had wonderful teachers in his Colorado youth and blues masters in his Mississippi years, Fickel builds on that foundation with constant inquiry and practice. More importantly, sharing that knowledge has become a key part of his musical endeavor.

Jason offers private one-on-one guitar lessons in his home studio focusing on American roots music repertoire development. Also, Jason has conducted successful group workshops on blues and slide guitar.

The past four years he's led workshops ("Bottleneck Blues," "Muddy Waters Slide Guitar," among others) at the Metamora Old Time Music Festival, in historic Metamora, Indiana, and in his hometown, Gunnison, Colorado, at Castle Creek Guitar Company, home of the Dobrato.

He has shared his silent film accompaniment skills with demonstrations at classes at the IU Jacobs School of Music.





Fickel has conducted 8-week adult classes for People's University and even a workshop about Lead Belly and Alan Lomax with 5th and 6th graders at University Elementary School in Bloomington. 

To arrange a lesson or group workshop, please contact Jason directly at jason@jasonfickel.com


Jason Fickel / Jason@JasonFickel.com 

Jason & Ginger

Jason performs with Ginger Curry as Jason & Ginger



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Jason Fickel on WFHB's Blue Monday


I'm the DJ on WFHB's long-running blues-music radio show, Blue Monday. I spin classic and contemporary blues tunes, 9-11pm eastern time. Ways to listen: wfhb.org/listen

This week's playlist:

Nina Simone / Blues on Purpose

Kim Wilson / Strollin'

Lowell Fulson / Pico

Duke Robillard / Rock Alley

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown / Pressure Cooker

The Fabulous Thunderbirds / In Orbit

The Staple Singers / Why (am I Treated So Bad)

Pops Staples / Down in Mississippi

Pops Staples / Gotta Serve Somebody

Jesse Mae Hemphill / Lord Help the Poor and Needy

Hayes McMullan / Hurry Sundown

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones / Don't Give No More Than You Can Take (feat. Little Charlie Baty)

Duke Robillard / Everybody Ain't Your Friend

Nora Jean Wallace / I've Been Watching You

B.B. & The Blues Shacks / True Love in Vain

Tampa Red / Let Me Play With Your Noodle (Remastered)

Muddy Waters / My Eyes (Keep Me in Trouble)

Nina Simone / Sugar In My Bowl

Ethel Waters / Blues in My Heart

Washboard Sam / I've Been Treated Wrong

Mildred Bailey / That Ain't Right

B.B. King / Ain't Nobody Home

B Willie Smith / Walkin' Blues

George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Crawling King Snake

The Allman Brothers Band / Can't Lose What You Never Had

Elmore James / My Bleeding Heart

Denise LaSalle / Your Husband Is Cheating On Us

Bobby "Blue" Bland / Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

Brook Benton / Revenge

Paul Gayten / The Sweeper