I’m hoping to come down to Centralia this year for a few days. It’ll be my first time doing anything like it, so I figured I’d post here and let folks chime in with any advice they might have. I’m aiming to be there the first few days; after that I figure my brain will be full, and I’ll have commitments back home.
I'm hoping to be there for most of the week. We'll definitely need to share some tunes. It's a very relaxed atmosphere with a ton of folks playing all kinds of old-time (and other genres). If you're only going for a few days, don't waste too much time sleeping. They have all the comforts of home: hot showers, coffee truck, taco truck, Internet access, dances, workshops and non-stop jamming. Bring some warm clothes as it gets cool at night.
I wish I could spend the entire week there, but I have a wife and a gig that will be calling me back home. It's quite an experience.
I'll be there all week. It is great fun, and yes your brain will be full. it is very well run - thanks Ray!
I'll be there. Will be doing a clawhammer workshop one afternoon, fiddle anohter and my daily repertoire workshop each day at 11a on the dance floor. Looks like my whole band will be there part of the week so a mini-concert one afternoon as well.
As already said, it is nice and relaxed. Some open jams, others not so. Great to get to know folks at the host Ray and Barb's jam at the entrance tent. Goes on and on all week and is a great place to learn tunes and meet folks.
Don't forget that there are some great places in the area if you want to take an excursion off post. We have been to Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and of course there is Burgerville!.
Hope to meet up. See ya there.
Dan "Clawdan" Levenson
author Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch - a Mel Bay publication.
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