Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2009
Hi everyone, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who visited us at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival two weekends ago. I personally enjoyed the show more than NAMM, it’s so much more relaxing and builder oriented. My family and I are looking forward to re-entering the under 100 builders arena again after 17 years in Kailua Kona and I appreciate the warm response we received at the festival. It’s great to be closer to the events, festivals and players than we were in Hawaii.
I’m going to post a few photos from the trip, and I’ll add more once I get them off of the camera.
My dad and I had the privilege of meeting a fantastic musician named Julian Lage, who stopped by our booth with his dad Mario. Julian is 21 and already performing with some of the world’s greatest names in jazz music. It was great to hear him play the traditional brazilian dreadnaught we brought to the show, which he loved, and he also obliged me by playing our classical model as well. After hearing him play and talking with him at the show I was really impressed, he’s a really friendly and humble guy and he plays amazingly. You should check out his web site and listen to his most recent album Sounding Point on iTunes.
We also had a visit from my dads old friends Wayne Charvel of Wayne Guitars who was with visiting the show with his son Michael. It was great to meet them and we really enjoyed hearing how they are doing these days.