Hi all -
I just got confirmation that I'll be teaching Dobro classes at the Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington, TX this August 7-9. There's a stellar lineup of instructors on all the bluegrass instruments, plus fingerstyle guitar and vocal classes. I was happy to see that David Hamburger, a very talented and inventive non-bluegrass Dobro player, will be there (he's teaching guitar but will hopefully have a Dobro with him!).
For more information, check out: http://acousticmusiccamp.com/
I've posted some pictures from the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree held last weekend on the Steel Guitar Forum.
Carroll Benoit makes a really fine resophonic guitar. I played several different models that he had on display and was impressed with all of them.
I also played the Jerry Douglas model Beard guitar. The pattern in the wood on the body was unreal - almost psychedelic. My photo doesn't really bring out its beauty.
Howard, by the way, is a very fine player. We had some fun jamming! I don't know if I should post my photo of him playing somebody's Scheerhorn - I was saving it for potential blackmail purposes. :)
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of Mike Auldridge, who was also attending the event.