Practicing - 2008
This weekend, Larry and I are going to Mile-High Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains. We will be communing with many of my old friends from the days when we were campers and counselors at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, now called Idyllwild Arts Foundation. I have seen many of my old friends over the years, but I haven't seen a few selected people for about 35 years! This is really going to be fun.
I was in the art program when I was there, but many of my friends were in the choral and instrumental music programs. We used to meet every morning before classes started for Morning Sing. Sometimes, I would lead the group on my twangy banjo. Even though I've been playing ukulele lately, I dusted off the old banjo and started practicing a few old tunes. I'm rusty, but I'm sure everyone else is too.
In preparation for the trip, I went over to McCabe's Guitar Shop yesterday to get a travelling case for my banjo. Recently, McCabe's celebrated their 50 anniversary! Everyone's nostalgic lately.McCabe's Guitar Shop, Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
I'm really looking forward to this weekend trip. Promise to take lots of photos!
Morning Sing w/Jonde Northcutt on Guitar and Ellen on Banjo - 1970