rockyjo Thanks for info. I love Port Townson. Tyler is an incredible player, makes me want to burn my banjo when I hear him play. He is just a few hours away from me. Thought about going and getting a lesson or two from him. How is your playing progressing?
I agree with you David re: Tyler and I'm proud to call him a good friend! The last 2 yrs I've had the pleasure of jamming and hanging with him at naibc, All Frets, and LaCrosse. Jamming with him is like jamming w/ Johnny and/or Paul.There's hardly any verbal communication and simply a quick nod or a glance and suddenly were playing a line in harmony or trading 4's. We almost know what the other is gonna do ahead of time and we are truly blessed. And then there's other times that I just hang on and try and keep up with him! It's been as much fun as I've ever had playing music. Can't wait to see him in April. Every single time I see him, he's better then the previous time.
I was at NABIC 2018, as every year. Tyler is as nice a guy as he is banjo player. He spent time with me (a nobody compared to you 4 string gods), like he's known me for years. I attended his workshop there and it was great. As good as he is, he realizes most who attended are not, and speaks in that manner. Not always easy as evidenced by other workshops I've attended. That finale Sat. night was fantastic! I did feel a little sorry for the new guy Andrew (can't remember his last name). A good player but, you guys need to go a little easier on him. Grin.
Hope too see you @ NAIBC Martin. You're right about Tyler, he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. And yes, my new friend Andrew Otto kind of got thrown in the fire with that finale, but he's a great player and did just fine! As for the threads topic, there will be several tenor workshops @ NAIBC in Dearborn the last weekend in April. Many of the folks presenting in Dearborn will also be doing so @ All Frets in Springfield, Il in July. If you've not been to either show, do yourself a favor and check them out. The level of talent at each show is just absolutely amazing and I already know that my pal Sean Moyses will be in Dearborn. Last years finale will probably be repeated!
You're welcome sir! Look forward to seeing you there. Why it took me til 2016 to attend is beyond me. It has quickly become a must go show for me. Brian's crew does an amazing job running things and the talent level each year is just crazy good. It's worth the drive for me just to spend time with my dear friend Sean. The finale last year was a chance to jam with the best of the best and I hope we do it again this year!