52nd Topanga Fiddle/Banjo/Mandolin Contest and Folk Festival - May 20, 2012 - at the Paramount Ranch
Wear a Cafe hat or T-shirt and bring a mandolin...
I'll be there
I will be there as a a judge in the mando contest...cafe members come on up and say hello at the contest stage.
I've never attended the festival before, but may try and make it up from San Diego this time.
Bruce, you going up from Irvine?
Yessssss! Clement is coming up from San Diego - he expects to be at my house by 8:00 a.m. Is that too late for you? It's about 2 hours to Agoura...
I'm going! This will be my first time entering the Mandolin contest!!
Nervous but sounds like fun. : )
Yew bayit! My lady is in the intermediate bluegrass banjo category (yeah . . . I know . . . but last year she took 2nd in the same category), so I gotta be there.
Randy, you gonna be at the main stage?
Hope to see you there Eddie. I know that I haven't made it to Living Traditions for a while.
c. '37 Dobro mandolin
'53 Martin Style A
'78 Ibanez 524 F-style
'98 Graham McDonald guitar body bouzouki
'08 Trinity College TM-275 Mandola
"It may not be smart or correct, but it's one of the things that make us what we are. --Red Green, "The New Red Green Show"
Yes I will be judging the mandolin and traditional banjo competition at the main stage all day (no jamming for me!)
We should try and have a quick Cafe meet up. I'll be wearing my Mandolin Cafe hat and toting an A5 of some variety.
The La Mandolin Orchestra had a meet today and we played a bunch of Old Time/Bluegrass/Celtic tunes in preparation for jamming on the 20th...
I'll probably bring a Tenor Banjo and an Octave Mandolin... - I'll be guy making Bruce look good...
I'm heading out for business this week from VA and will be there to check out how mandolin players do it on the left coast. I'm sure I'll make you all look good...
Gibson A4 circa 1917
Wm. Stahl Flatback circa 1920
Topanga Mandolincafe Jam...
It was a mighty fine time!! Great seeing everybody again.
I had a great time, and enjoyed the company tremendously. Always good seeing all of you. Wish there are more big festivals like Topanga in Southern California so we can do this this morning often.
And it plays like a dream...