I got in too late on Tues. for the preliminary Meet and Greet-Showcase Your Guitars event that afternoon.
Today I got back to the hotel late but will try a short recap for those who might be interested in what goes on in the conference.
Meet and Greet with the entire group began our day. Lots of familiar faces for me from last year, my first, and lots of new faces to meet. Stretching and fingerboard warmups with Steve to start with, followed by an excellent session with Corey Congilio, my favorite Trufire instructor, on some ideas for blues rhythms. He returns tomorrow for a second session with us. After lunch, we broke out into a session of personal interest from Practicing, Fingerstyle fundamentals, or Music Theory. Following that
were breakout jam sessions, blues, jazz, soft rock , spiritual etc. Lastly, a monster jam session with Steve and friends in which student participation was solicited by Steve. I checked another one of my bucket list of things I wanted to do by actually having a few minutes onstage playing with them. It was very fun....need to get a better start for my soloing in E. , just a tad bit of nerves at play. Don't think I got in anybodies way though.
Went on my own to see James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt in the evening, an excellent concert, and got back in the room late tonight. Time to shut it down. Another busy day tomorrow...