Day 1: The boys are back in town. RT, Zak Hobbs, Jack Thompson
Day 1: Shawn Colvin is the new teacher on the block.
Day 1: George Lowden signs one of is creations.
Day 1: There's a whole passel of younger campers this year.
Day 1: RT & Camp Mom (Nancy Covey). Photo: Peter Weitzman
Day 2: Professor Martin Simpson.
Day 2: Sloan Wainwright's vocal class breathing, moving and making sound.
Day 2: After John Brown's demo on guitar building, with special guest
George Lowden, there was plenty of time for hands on and questions.
Day 2: A Frets and Refrains favorite returns - Fletcher joined
open mic with camper Kat and house bassist Jack Thompson.
Day 3: RT talking with students after class.
Day 3: There's a few Lowdens amongst our campers, including the man himself.
Day 3: Shawn's class circled up to present what they had written.
Day 3: Bobby Eichorn's Beginning Guitar class knocking out the tunes.
Day 3: Martin Simpson talking music and life with Frets and Refrains Campers.
Day 4: Sloan Wainwright remains a favorite.
Day 4: Zak's afternoon guitar breakdown had a solid core group.
Day 4: Some questions require a guitar to answer.
Day 4: Rehearsing for the big show.
Day 4: How could this group fail to make magic?
Day 5: Hearty goodbyes after breakfast.
Day 5: Happy and some of the junior crew.
Day 5: Simon Tassano and Richard Thompson
Day 5: It looks like new teacher on the block Shawn Colvin made it through smiling.
Happy Traum, Martin Simpson, Jack Thompson, RT, Zak Hobbs, Teddy Thompson,
John Sebastian, Sloan Wainwright, Nancy Covey, Steve Murphy close the after
Frets and Refrains concert at Bearsville Theater with Little Liza Jane.
I'm very excited to be able to invite you once again to our Frets and Refrains camp, in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Last year's camp was a great success at every level, and I know we have many of you returning this year. For those of you thinking of coming for the first time, this is a songwriting and acoustic guitar camp for all levels, and if you are a guitarist, songwriter or singer, we will offer ways to enhance, rethink and improve your playing and performing skills. Classes are in large 'seminar' groups and in smaller circles, there are jam sessions, open mic nights, hiking, swimming, excellent accommodation, and delicious food! We really think this is about as good as it gets as a learning and life-enriching event.