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    Economandolinist Amanda Gregg's Avatar
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    Default Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    Hi everybody,

    Who's going to Joe Val next weekend?

    (Apologies if there is another thread going; did not see it immediately)
    Amanda

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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    I'm on the fence might swing by Friday or Saturday

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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Obiwan View Post
    I'm on the fence might swing by Friday or Saturday
    What's there to lose?? You're so close by. Have you never gone before?
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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    I went last year on Friday.i had a blast and took the mandolin class with Roland white .

    I supose your right I have nothing to loose mabey ile take another master class.

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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    I will be there! Can't wait. We should have a big mando jam,

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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    It's a nice time, I'll be there on Saturday night.
    Only disappointment that I've felt there is the vendor
    hall keeps getting smaller and smaller every year.
    I rem Martin guitar company would go, some great
    Mando luthiers that have stopped going. The music
    Emporium was one vendor I'd always look forward to see what
    surprise they were gonna bring us back from namm.

    Also I rem when Chris Thile and how to grow a band featuring Bryan a Sutton first performed there.
    The audience was brutal to them, I honestly couldn't believe it, some of the comments I heard were
    just rude, and no need to shout it out so everyone could hear it.

    My favorite part of the festival is just walking around, roaming the halls meeting and jamming with new people folks. You can really learn a lot.
    You'll get to listen to, and jam with some incredible musicians.
    there is something very wholesome about this particular festival.
    Usually a storm hits and you all hunker down in this hotel with your
    favorite musicians and musical instruments. I remember sitting there playing someone's Loar for at least an hr. Not at all a bad place to get stranded...

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    I'll be there in force Friday through Sunday! Should be a real hoot.
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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    I'll be at Joe Val Saturday and Sunday. I'm teaching two fiddle workshops Saturday at 11AM and noon (Learn Orange Blossom Special and A Bluegrass Fiddler's Bag of Tricks). But I'll have a mando or two along for jamming as well.

    In the (really) old days when Joe Val Fest was in the summer and outside, my Reiner Family Band used to host the "Family Stage". Back then the JV T-shirts would list just 6 or 7 bands.
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    Default Re: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Reiner View Post
    I'll be at Joe Val Saturday and Sunday. I'm teaching two fiddle workshops Saturday at 11AM and noon (Learn Orange Blossom Special and A Bluegrass Fiddler's Bag of Tricks). But I'll have a mando or two along for jamming as well.

    In the (really) old days when Joe Val Fest was in the summer and outside, my Reiner Family Band used to host the "Family Stage". Back then the JV T-shirts would list just 6 or 7 bands.
    Looking forward to seeing you there, Dave!
    Amanda

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