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I will Never Be The Same After This Weekends Nash Camp Banjo Retreat

Posted by dgill on Sunday, October 23, 2011


Wow, I had such a great time this weekend.  I attended the Nash Camp Banjo Retreat, which was started 13 years ago by Sonny Osborne and friends.  It was great weather and the instructors were some of the best in the business.  The facilities were very nice and laid out perfectly for this type of retreat.  Cindy Cinclair was the best organizer and camp host ever.  The concert that the instructor's put on for us was unbelievable.  Jens is an amazing person and even better banjo player.  I was spell bound while he played.  Great place to learn and expand my skills and understanding of banjo.  I met so many great people and had such fun.  Food was top notch and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.  It was well worth it and I am going again next year.  The only difference is that I will be taking some new skills with me.


  Meeting Sonny was a great honor and he was very personable and kind.  He has always been one of my favorites.  He was a very cool dude too and that stuck out with me and now I find that he is a big UK fan.  Go Big Blue!.   


  I am not sure that I will ever be the same.  Thanks to everyone that I met and played with, the organizers, hosts and instructor's and anyone else that I may have missed.  It was truly a great experience..

21 comments on “I will Never Be The Same After This Weekends Nash Camp Banjo Retreat”

rickshunter1 Says:
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @6:03:45 PM

Good things come to good people Donnie and you are one of the best glad you had fun and learned some new things. I could tell by the pics you were in heaven.

JonathonG Says:
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @6:39:20 PM

I've heard about nash camp mabey u can send me a few details. Then I'll know if I'm iterested

banjotef Says:
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @6:39:21 PM

Good stuff, Donnie! I'd like to make it there sometime!

Timeless1952 Says:
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @6:42:00 PM

Hey Donnie.
Glad you enjoyed yourself at camp. Also happy for you that you got to go by having your name on that list. Anytime you're around that many good players some of there stuff will rub off on you. I went last year and it was my 1st time to be there. It's run very, very well and if it wasn't there wouldn't be repeat people coming to it. From what I've learned there a lot of people that have been coming there for several years. That should tell you somthing. They have a great thing going there. Glad you got to meet Sonny also. There is a great wealth of banjo knowledge in that head I assure you!!! Sorry I didn't get over there this year.
Take care my friend.

John Kuhn Says:
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @10:04:14 PM

TOLD JAAAAA!...LOL.. You'll be high for a while. Try to keep a low profile around "normal people"so they dont suspect anything...LOL..Glad ya had a great exp.!

christy65 Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @12:18:05 AM

donnie glad you had a great time my friend

Jane C Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @12:34:05 AM

Happy for you Donnie. You deserve to have a good time. Jens is utterly spell binding isn't he? Don't forget to carry on speakin to us folk with our feet still on the ground whilst you're up there on cloud nine .

picKen Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @2:50:07 AM

Good for you man! Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself.

From Greylock to Bean Blossom Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @4:03:42 AM

Happy for you Donnie. With how you love the banjo, you deserve to have this. Sounds like a tremendous experience.

RatLer Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @4:13:55 AM

Glad you had a great time, Donnie!!!

buckbybanjoboy Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @5:56:24 AM

Wow Donnie, seems like you had a great and lasting experience.
Regards Peter V.

Horseshoot Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @6:10:16 AM

So glad you had such a wonderful time! Mike

Oalbrets Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @6:25:51 AM

Cool Donnie, I'm glad you had fun, Come in the chatroom and teach us everything you learned. Yee Haw

joemac Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @6:30:00 AM

Well done Donnie, ya know what? i may try and join ya next year man..............

DrBob Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @7:09:58 AM're a lucky duck, Donnie; maybe someday I'd be able to join you at one of these great events...

erikforgod Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @8:10:53 AM

Thats great Donnie I am glad you enjoyed your time! My friend Jim in Florida a great banjo player in his won right, he owns an Osborne Chief and he met Sonny in Chatanooga off of I-75...Sonny personally hand delivered him the banjo...he always talks about how Sonny is a really great guy! and yes a big UK fan being a Kentuckian!

martinplayer Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @8:17:13 AM

I am so very pleased for you Donnie.

alfiedog Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @8:35:35 AM

Sound Good Donny, glad you enjoyed it.

Shorty P Says:
Monday, October 24, 2011 @1:40:37 PM

Happy for you Donnie.and I am here to tell ya I have shaken hands with alot of them old boys and it will not rub off dang it. Sure am glad you got to go and enjoy it.
Can't wait to meet you in Wilimgton Oh Nov. 11.

Beckyboy Says:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @8:48:21 AM

Sounds like you had a blast,one day I would love to do that!!!

green with envy..... :-)

dgill Says:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @5:27:13 PM

I really appreciate you all taking time to comment and offer me your thoughts. I had a wonderful time and I would recommend this to anyone. JonathonG, I am not sure how to email you but would be glad to. Just send me a private message and your address. I am the same guy after this as I am before, I am just a bit excited at the momment. I have to offer Kenny Ingram a big thank you for the encouragement. I do really aprreciate it Kenny and thank you even if I was lucky enough to get in on my own. LOL! Joe Mac, nothing would please me more than to share some time with you my friend. Thanks again everyone.

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