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Ghost Ranch Bluegrass Camp Event (Festival, Camp, etc) Reviews

Submitted by DB3 (see all reviews from this person) on 5/21/2013

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I have attended the Ghost Ranch Bluegrass Camp for three of the four years it has been in existence. As a chronic low intermediate banjo player, I wanted to increase my speed, improve my singing, and get to be a better ensemble player, and the faculty has been a great help to me in these endeavors. Ghost Ranch (the home of Georgia O'Keeffe) is an incredibly beautiful, serene place in Northern New Mexico about 2 1/2 hours from Albuquerque.
The faculty has done an incredible job in bringing a "family feeling" to this camp. Mike Finders (guitar), Erin Youngberg (bass and vocals), Aaron Youngberg (banjo) and Ryan Drickey (fiddle) play in the Fort Collins, CO band Finders and Youngberg. Gregg Daigle (guitar) heads the Gregg Daigle Band in Albuquerque. Matt Flinner (mandolin) is a Grammy Award Nominee from Nashville TN. I cannot say enough about how warm, friendly and encouraging they all are. Campers feel that they are not only instructors but friends.
Ghost Ranch Bluegrass Camp will be an annual event each May (the weekend before Memorial Day weekend). If you are a "closet picker" or someone who wants to become a better jam player, I strongly recommend this camp.

Overall Rating: 10

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