Between the great accommodations of the Drouillard House, an 1865 southern mansion, and the cuisine of the Mad Platter, the NashCamp Banjo Retreat can't be beat. The instruction isn't too bad either. This picture is from our 2005 camp featuring Sonny Osborne, Tony Trischka, Ned Luberecki, Frank Neat and me.
Sunday, April 13, 2008 @6:27:33 AM
The Nash Camp Osborne Banjo Retreat is an amazing amazing experience.I have learned so much and had such a great time .I keep going back every year -I tell my wife I got held back again .
Besides meeting great folks /campers , several I now consider friends, I have for real gone from a "closet picker"( not that there is anything wrong with that ) to someone who actually plays in public.
Bill Evans plays at the masters level, is a walking banjo history and can make playing and learning understandable.I dont think there can be a better teacher.
Sonny , well , you cant spend enough time around him .He is one of the creators .He is also a really nice fella.Real as the music .
Cindy Sinclair is just a special person.Period.
I have met and learned from Pete Wernick, Tony Trischka, Alan Munde , Ned Luberecki, Robbie McCoury, Kristen Scott Benson, Ron Block., Frank Neat ...
Its just stupid good .
Sunday, April 13, 2008 @10:59:11 AM
Thanks Steve for this incredible endorsement! This year, our instructors will be Kristen Scott-Benson, Ned Luberecki, Alan Munde, yours truly, Sonny and Frank Neat (with a possible special guest to be announced). It's going to be another great camp. Our dates are October 17-19. What really makes me feel great about your comments is that you feel that you actually learned a lot at the camp. When I read the comments of students who write about other camps, they indicate that some camps are more of a social event than a learning experience. We try to do both at the NashCamp Banjo Retreat. All the best and see you in the fall?! Sincerely, Bill
Monday, April 14, 2008 @6:50:45 AM
I plan on being back this year ...good Lord willin' and the creek dont rise , and , I actually send my money to CIndy , and, I actually make sure my calendar is open...so yes . I am there .Looking forward to it.
I totally forgot to mention the tremendous players and singers that have dropped by in the past to play and sing in the evening ...Alan Obryant , Roland White, Megan Lynch,Jon Weissberger , the bassist /bard of Bluegrass , cant remember the rest ...Jim Hurst dropped back once in the middle of the day one time to pick and sing Sonny's praises ... too many to recall.
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