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Merlefest 2019

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by John j, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. John j

    John j

    Dec 20, 2018
  2. Max George

    Max George

    Dec 27, 2015
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  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I attended for a few years and it's a great festival except for one thing...finding acommodations. The nearest motel I could get a room in was 45 minutes away. I still remember seeing Edgar Meyer play parts of the Bach cello suites on Sunday morning dressed in a work shirt and blue jeans.
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  4. Yosbank


    Feb 6, 2019
  5. John j

    John j

    Dec 20, 2018
    Sounds like you stayed in Statesville.
    Jonesville and Elkin are half hour away, did you try there, or was it already filled up?
    Max George likes this.
  6. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Black Mountain, NC
    The camping is half the fun! A van is a great way to go

    Playin bass for some friends in the band competition this year, looking forward!
    Max George and John j like this.
  7. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    tear it up, dudes. I hope to get to MerleFest, DelFest, Galax, and other festivals when I retire in a few years.
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  8. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    I've been to DelFest a couple years ago and hope to get back next year. Watermelon Festival and Galax next year as well, dammit! Have a little longer to get my Upright / Doghouse to bring along.

    Haven't been over to this side, ever. I'm starting to feel a real itch to get things going. Found out there is an every other Sunday jam about 3 miles from me. I'm fightin' the urge to bring the short scale with flats, or maybe just go scope it out until I can get the DB and some chops under my fingers.

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