I got the check in the mail, so it’s official – I’m going to NashCamp’s Fall Banjo Retreat this year!
This is a big banjo event held each year about 20 miles outside of Nashville at a small park, where nothing much besides banjo picking goes on with some of the best. Sonny Osborne, Bill Evans, Bill Emerson, Alan Munde and several more well-known banjoists are the teachers. I’ve heard the food is top notch as well. Sleep, apparently, can wait while you’re there.
I might mention – in all my 32 years of banjo playing and teaching, I’ve never had a lesson from anyone, so this should be uh… interesting!
I do plan to blog on the experience; possibly while I’m there. I don’t know if that’s technically feasible there or not, though. if not I’ll post details afterwards.