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Wintergrass 2011

Posted by alprice on Monday, February 21, 2011

I've been going to Wintergrass since it began, and its how I came to meet Tom Nechville and eventually got into the banjo business.   In fact, I have missed only one day of it since the beginning.   So its always exciting to be headed back to this great festival, which is just a twenty minute drive from my home.  

This year I'll be manning the Nechville Banjo Tasting Room without my buddy Tom, who is unable to make the trip.   I'll be joined by Rambling Ron Clark and Tedd Williams.  This will Tedd's first trip to Wintergrass and it will be fun to catch up with him.  

I'm especially looking forward to being a part of the teacher's Bluegrass in the School Workshops on Friday afternoon.   Its a blast getting together with educators again.  

And, it gives me pleasure to say, there will be a Nechville Zeus up for raffle this year (

Yep, it should be a mighty fine time.  If you're coming to Wintergrass, stop by and lets play a few.

2 comments on “Wintergrass 2011”

bohemianbanjo Says:
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @11:00:37 AM

Did you get a photo of Greg Liszt picking a Nechville at Wintergrass? Great seeing you up there, probably Longbeach is the next festival? Keep on picking.

Hey, I just met the proud owner of a Nechville Phantom Cascades yesterday at Punch Brothers in Portland. :)


alprice Says:
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @11:37:29 AM

I did get a photo and will post it here, thanks to Tom Keeney. Wish I could have heard it in his hands onstage.

Always great to see you Matt, and looking forward to hearing more from Sugar Pine. I've always enjoyed the way you play, and one of these days, we'll have to play a few.

No Long Beach this year, they cancelled. But... there's a chance I may have jam weekend at my cabin just north of there in Ocean Park, weekend of April 1. I'll let you know if it comes to be. Its a big lot, you could hookup for free there.

I haven't met that new owner yet-- but I'm sure I will.



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