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Hill Country Acoustic Camp (HCAMP) Event (Festival, Camp, etc) Reviews

Submitted by BobbyC. (see all reviews from this person) on 2/9/2016

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This was my first camp of any kind so my review may be different than someone else.

If you live in Texas or close and are looking for a good camp, I cannot recommend this more. I played in bands for 15 years but have been out of it for 25 years and needed to get comfortable before I ventured back into the jam scene and this was just the ticket.

Of course with Alan Munde there, how could you go wrong. Also Eddie Collins who is a great banjo teacher as well. Both were as down to earth as you could ask for and open to just about anything banjo.

An added treat was getting to jam with the likes of Billy Bright, Dale Morris and a real surprise, Jeff Plankenhorn on Dobro. What a great picker and just great guy, as they all were.

The registration process was a bit odd as I thought I was booking a private room then found out it was double occupancy so I would have had to pay double to have my wife with me. Once I figured it out, I just booked a room offsite and HCAMP refunded the money I paid for the room.

Basically it's instrument classes in the mornings, structured jams in the afternoons and wide open jamming in the evenings. If you are looking to become comfortable playing with other instruments, you'll be at the right place.

Got some nice little treats like stickers, a swiss army knife and some rags for cleaning your instrument. The facility is great, it's an old resort but built out of rocks like many things in Kerville Tx. Deer everywhere. They have camp spots but it's basically a parking lot with hookups. Okay for a self contained trailer or motorhome, not so much for a popup or tent, but is just fine if you don't want to pay for a higher priced room.

All in all, I would, and will, do it again and highly recommend it.




Overall Rating: 10

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