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    The Wintergrass team has been gracious enough provide us a space for a Mandolin Cafe gathering at Wintergrass!

    I have secured the Larch Room on Saturday night around midnight for this gathering. I know a lot of us will be bringing along some electric mandos, but any and all are welcome. Hopefully we'll get a few of the performers to join us and I expect a jam or two will break out as well. I'm gonna try to tote my bass so it won't be a total mando army!

    We should have some signage around the festival and I will try make an announcement from the stage so everyone knows what's happening. Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting to look at and play some mandolins!
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    Electric mandolins??? Electric mandolins?????? At Wintergrass????? NOOOOOOO, Pete, NOOOOOO!!
    How could you do this to us?!?!? I can see it now--that 10 foot high stack of Marshalls along the wall, shaking the entire building, while outside lightning flashes and thunder shakes the earth, as Bill
    lets his feeling be known. . .

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    Who is Bill?



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    Awesome, will have to drop by.
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    Default Re: Mando Gathering at Wintergrass

    Put new strings on #39.

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    Guess what all you WGrassers? Its going to rain this weekend
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    Default Re: Mando Gathering at Wintergrass

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin View Post
    Guess what all you WGrassers? Its going to rain this weekend
    Rain? It never rains during Wintergrass.

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    I'm looking forward to this.

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    Hey, if we get one more "Pete" we can have a quartet!

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    where is wintergrass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandoteacher View Post
    where is wintergrass?
    Bellevue, WA

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    I'm a volunteer there; I'll be on the lookout!

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    This sounds like fun. Hope to see some pictures from the gathering afterwards.

    And I just checked the lineup - the Swedish band Vasen is going to be at Wintergrass? Wow that's awesome. They are one of the best acoustic group around. Though not exactly bluegrass music, they have been playing with the likes of Mike Marshall and Edgar Meyers, so they've got some 'street cred' so to speak.

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    Good job, Pete, will be seeing you'll there then. I have a room at the hotel this year, so a quiet place for an hour or so jamming is immediately available. See some of you tonight then....
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    Default Re: Mando Gathering at Wintergrass

    Btw, what's up with the electric deal? I haven't been on site here for a while (work-aholism), so I'm out of the loop I guess. Should I be bring some of solids along too?
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    Default Re: Mando Gathering at Wintergrass

    Zeke - look forward to seeing you good buddy! Bring along whateve you like, we don't discriminate. It's just a few of us who expressed some interest in eMandos. For my part I am toting my Collings MF-5R (#39) and the Jonathan Mann Octave-Baritone eMando. I decided against bringing the bass as it's just too much to lug around. I'll bring the Collings D-3 just so we have a guitar available for jamming.

    Like I said, any and all are welcome. Bring whatever you like. We don't have any agenda except a chance to meet up and have some fun.

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    Yeeks! I was planning on arriving in Bellevue by noon today. We awoke this morning to a plumbing "event." Hopefully the septic pumping guy gets here this morning

    I don't have any electrics to bring, but I'll pack something fun to play with.
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    But you're local, Pete! The plan was just to bring #19 or #20, and the guitar player from my band (who is really good!), but now I'll rethink if I want to bring part of the "holy trinity" as well ('58 em-200, '67 mandocaster, and , and my 50-ish factory gold topped em-150 (according to Charlie Derrington (RIP) anyway). Hmmm makes flying tricky. They are so fun! Well I'll cogitate over it whilst packing the rest of my crap. Looking forward to seeing you as well, my friend!. Too may choices....
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    I'll bring an interesting EM150 ... late '30s, Charlie Christian pickup, but we'll never know the whole story because it has a replaced back! Bunch of other cool stuff too. 'Twould be nice to meet a member of the trinity if you can manage it.
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    I'll be the House Manager at the Cedar Ballroom from 4:00 to closing on Friday there (wearing the handsome red vest!); say howdy if you want! That festival is always a lot of fun...

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    One day in and it is a blast! Hope to see some of you all here. I'm the guy with the Zappa moustache and cedar-toped OM. Heading out to jam then a few workshops.

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    Ran into Akira this morning - no duck, but hopefully he will make over the event on Saturday night. Spead the word.
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    Seeing Greg, Zeke and Nina makes me feel like it's the good ol' days!

    Heck, I even played a cittern yesterday.

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    Great seeing everyone this weekend. Played some great instruments. The cafe mando jam was fun. 18th year in a row going to Wintergrass. Good to see Greg Fisher back in WA. Can't wait till next year.

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    For me the highlight of Wintergrass 2012 was hanging out with Akira Otsuka from Bluegrass 45! He dropped by the Mandolin Cafe gathering and stayed to the bitter end at 4:00AM. I got a real good look at the F-12, we picked tunes and then spent some quality time with a few of Martin Stillion's eMandos. Turns out Akira really likes to "noodle" - now that's a mandolin player after my own heart. The performances from Bluegrass 45 were spirited and delightful. It's clear to me these guys really love playing bluegrass music.
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