What a great Resosummit! 15 teachers, 113 students, three nights of high quality concerts at the Station Inn, a visit from Jerry Douglas, and much more!
About 44 people were attending for the first time, with people from places as far away as New Zealand, Israel and Canada. Every kind of resonator guitar you could think of was represented. I'd say the largest number of guitars I saw people playing were Scheerhorns, but Beards are catching up quickly.
Both Tim Scheerhorn and Paul Beard (and Howard Parker) spent the entire time upgrading, setting up guitars, installing pickups, etc. in addition to hosting classes on how to set up and maintain your instrument.
WIth such an amazing lineup, there are always regrets. I didn't get to take classes from Randy Kohrs, Jimmy Heffernan or Mike Witcher this time.
I had rented a SUV so I was able to take lots of people to the Station Inn to see the Railsplitters from Colorado, the Boxcars, and one of the best performances by Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley that I've seen. Those guys have been playing together a lot (just returned from a European tour), and it showed.
I came home with some delicious toffee (thanks to Jenn Ickes), a new Scheerhorn stainless bar, and a sheaf of things to work on in the coming year. Thanks to Betty Wheeler and Rob Ickes for a great time!
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