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Oct 9, 2018 - 9:27:55 PM
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2381 posts since 10/6/2008

So, who's going to Goleta this weekend? Anyone camping beforehand?

I've been looking forward to the festivities for a while! :)

Edited by - Cyndy on 10/09/2018 22:05:43

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:32:10 AM
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205 posts since 6/25/2007

I'll be there. I took second in banjo last year, so I've got a big fancy certificate that says I get in free this year! (Not that it would break the bank anyway.) My wife, Maxine Gerber, won first in banjo last year, and our friend Karen Celia Heil, who played with her in the contest, took first in fiddle, so they've been asked to perform a set this year, which they'll do as Plaid Strangers. There are several of us in the Bay Area coming down, including Suzy and Eric Thompson, who are also performing. Some of us will be camping as well, including Maxine, Karen, and I. See you there!

Oct 10, 2018 - 7:25:38 AM
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2381 posts since 10/6/2008

Cool! It’ll be my third year in the instrument petting zoo and now that I think we know what we’re doing there, I hope to get away to enjoy a bit more of the festival this time. Even toying with the idea of signing up to play a tune in the intermediate contest just because!

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:02:58 AM
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8983 posts since 12/2/2007

Sounds like you'll all be "out there having fun, in the warm California sun!"

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:22:24 AM
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2604 posts since 6/26/2007

Loved reading the website. You won't see contests on Sundays in the southeast. That's California for you!

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:34:23 PM
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1295 posts since 12/11/2008

Enjoy the festival!
A former goer now far far away.

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:18:46 AM
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808 posts since 6/25/2007

I was there, my third one since moving down here. I had a great time!! I took Brad Leftwich's workshop and David Bragger's. Bragger taught Jawbone in cross G (my favorite tuning). He is a great teacher, I always learn a lot from him. He is the PERFECT guy for artistic director of the event! He and Peter Feldman make a great team. My wife did a flatfooting workshop that she enjoyed a lot. Beautiful day for music with friends.

BTW, long time no see, it's been awhile since I posted, but I used to hang out here a lot when I was a new fiddler.

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:38:13 AM
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2381 posts since 10/6/2008

forestabri I've been playing that Jawbone the last couple of days. It's a really enjoyable tune, isn't it?!

I'm sorry I didn't get to say hello. I take care of the instrument petting zoo so I usually don't go to workshops or jams. But, I was able to make a bit of music before and after the festival up at Cachuma Lake which was a treat.

Next up, Pozo, right? I'm really hoping to make the drive. Maybe I will see you there!

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:55:09 AM

808 posts since 6/25/2007

I didn't know about Pozo, I just Googled it. Looks great, I'll see if it works with my busy schedule! LOL! Maybe see you there! Good for you for working the instrument petting zoo, a great idea!

ps, I need to find old time jams around here where it isn't so BG oriented and people cross tune. We are few and far between i think.

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