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Old 01-23-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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So would there be a problem if your Airstream neighbor started picking their banjo outside their trailer? And if no problem...what would you like to hear? Does anyone know of any bluegrass festivals at campgrounds? Any other players out there...banjo, mandolin, guitar, ect?

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Old 01-24-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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It would not be a problem for me, and I would enjoy anything played on a stringed instrument. Blues, bluegrass, country, cajun---it's all good.

Funny you should mention this......I picked up a tenor ukelele last September and have been teaching myself to play!

I played a little gee-tar back in the day and am enjoying re-learning some of this. So relaxing. I like to pick rather than strum.

Would LOVE to get to a rally with those more proficient, whose brains I could pick and from whom I could learn a few things.


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I don't take the banjo very often since it is a pretty bulky instrument, but I always used to take my mandolin and mandola on trips. I would unwind after a day of towing by sitting outside and plunking. Neighbors always seemed to enjoy it.

I own only two tenor banjos and a tenor guitar now. We use to have jams at rallies, but we lost some participants and haven't done that recently.

The photo was from a banjo festival at Eureka Springs, Arkansas that I attended for many years, always with the Airstream
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I think we should have a bluegrass rally somewhere, sometime! We have wonderful bluegrass concerts, free, at Red Top Mountain State Park each weekend in the summer, good camping there too!
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Doug and Maggie, I just noticed you are from my husband's hometown, too!
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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I can certainly help you with this! Bring your Airstream and come down to Wilkesboro North Carolina and visit us for Merlefest! MerleFest 2012 This is probably the largest Americana music fest on the east coast. Thirteen Stages, four days long all kinds of great music - and camping!
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That sounds like fun, mccrosti!
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We love the Bill Monroe Festival and the Uncle Pen Festival in Beanblossom, Indiana. Www.beanblossom.us/
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I think we should have a bluegrass rally somewhere, sometime! We have wonderful bluegrass concerts, free, at Red Top Mountain State Park each weekend in the summer, good camping there too!
Yah, wot he said. It would definitely make me work harder and faster on Bubbles if we could see a Bluegrass Rally in our future. I will bring my banjo. I looooooove Bluegrass and Bubbles o'course.
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I have gone to lots of bluegrass and music festivals. Most all of them have camping available. If you plan ahead there may be some hookups available and it will be more expensive. I never plan ahead and actually prefer to boondock because it is cheaper, you have more privacy, is more of an adventure and I like the challange of being independent. For example, I went to the Florida State Bluegrass festival in Perry, Florida. The regular camping with water and electricity was $25/day and you were stacked like sardines. The boondock camping was $5/day and the next camper was at least 150 ft away. I will also add that this festival was at the end of March so air conditioning was not needed. For lots of festivals, camping without hookups is free.

I have to also say that this was one of the best bluegrass festivals I have ever been to and was the cheapest by far- $15 for all 4 days.

You can probably go to a bluegrass festival every weekend in the summer if you want to and if you live in the right state. I prefer now to hit the big ones that have the best lineups.

Bob- You can come camp next to me any time and I will enjoy listening to your banjo. Sorry but I don't play an instument.

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So would there be a problem if your Airstream neighbor started picking their banjo outside their trailer? And if no problem...what would you like to hear? Does anyone know of any bluegrass festivals at campgrounds? Any other players out there...banjo, mandolin, guitar, ect?

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Not a problem at all for me. I would just break my RK out and join the jam session.
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So would there be a problem if your Airstream neighbor started picking their banjo outside their trailer? And if no problem...what would you like to hear? Does anyone know of any bluegrass festivals at campgrounds? Any other players out there...banjo, mandolin, guitar, ect?

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As long as it wasn't dualling banjos, if it was, the moderator might have to move this over to Fly at Nights thread, sex in an airstream
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I'd dig it. Probably bring you over a beer for the entertainment.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the replies...I'm compiling a list of bluegrass festivals here on the East coast. There is just something about banjos, bluegrass, and Airstream that go together. I think a rally centered around this would be very appealing. Drunkensloth...I'll take you up on the beer! Just email me your favorite tune...

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