Several Year back I attended SMBA in TN. It was a laid back Banjo Camp that Jack Hatfield put on. He always had great teachers on staff and we all had a blast.
I have not seen any info on SMBA for years. Does anyone know if Jack is still doing camps?
Has anyone ever attended one of the SMBAs?
I attended one several years back. Maybe 2006 or 07. Great event and lots of fun. Don't think they have been held anytime recently though.
As of my last hearing, Jack is not doing this anymore. He had built a beautiful music hall by refurbishing a barn in Pigeon Forge. It was a great tragedy but it burnt down in the fires there in the Smokies a few years ago and since then Jack has not done the camps. He lost tons in that fire.
Yikes. that is terrible. I enjoyed hanging around Jack and the others at his camps. I think his Sister came up and worked the shop and sold gear and other items.
I had a great time.
I hope that everything is OK...that is bad news for sure.
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