Resosummit 2014 - the follow up

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Congratulations to Rob Ickes, Betty Wheeler, and the entire staff for another excellent Resosummit. I came away with a ton of new ideas and things to practice.

Some general thoughts:
- Nashville is undergoing a huge transformation. There were new buildings going up everywhere. The Gulch (where the Station Inn is located) seems to be almost fully built out and populated. The rest of the city seems to be going through a lot of changes.
- It was cold, much colder than previous times. I wish I had packed a few more warm clothes. It actually snowed on my last day there.
- Two of my favorite classes were the David Lindley class with Mike Witcher (imagine 20 dobros playing the solo from "These Days" simultaneously - what a great sound!) and Billy Cardine's Jazz Standards class. I love it when I don't play anything in the class and still get so much out of it.
- I would have gladly swapped any of my classes for anything else offered at the same time. That's how good the schedule was.
- We seemed to have more women and younger players than ever before. This is a great thing, in my opinion.
- It was great to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.
- Jenn Ickes makes a killer toffee.
- Unlike previous years, I didn't see anybody trying to sell their own instruments.
- Paul Beard and Tim Scheerhorn were working all day long every day upgrading cones,installing pickups, and fixing instruments.

I can't wait for next year!

I have some photos available on Facebook.

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