Going to NashCamp!

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.

I’m excited!

About Phill Gibson

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Systems Engineer and part-time banjo and mandolin instructor. I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play Scruggs and melodic and am working on becoming more advanced with single string. I'm also working on 4-finger banjo, which is way off the beaten path. I would like to see more jazz techniques integrated into bluegrass situations; counterpoint, especially. So long-term, that's what I'm doing. I'm also very keen on astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, christian homeschooling, martial arts, organic gardening and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.
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