Pictures from CAAS 2011

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Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby George Beasley » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:31 pm

I broke out my camera for the morning session, and saw Michael Coppola, Bob Saxton, Lindsey Short, and Ben Owens play. They were all great.

Michael was playing his 9-string guitar. He explained how it worked, with additional 3 octave strings between the regular D and A string. His explanation made sense in theory...but he let me play that guitar a few years ago, and I was lost! I don't know how he gets all that great music out of that thing, but he does.

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Lindsey Short, with Bob Saxton playing along, did a great set. She dug into the thumb and played some great Chet stuff, sang a few tunes, and also played banjo. She just keeps getting better. Bob also keeps getting better, and provided great backup and lead. I think Bob knows every song every written.

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Ben Owens played a great set as well. I wish I could play as fast and clean as him. He did some very nice original material.
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Here are some pics of the Gretsch booth...notice the big Chet display.

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The Hall of Fame Country Gentleman
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Rick Allred and Roger Pratt coveting the HoF CG...
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More pics to come....
Thanks,
George
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby michael » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:19 pm

Thank you George for the pics.
Is the Hall of Fame Guitar a one of a kind or will Gretsch sell it (is there a price tag)?

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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby Richard Hudson » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:24 pm

Glad to see the pics of Lindsey Short. She is coming along very nicely with her guitar playing.

Michael, there are either 15 or 16 of the HOF guitars being built. I think Broadway Sound has/had 4 of them at the convention. I'm not sure where the others are.
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:23 pm

A big Thanks George for posting those photos for us unable to attend the convention. Very good and you captured the spirit of the moment in each one. Keep 'em coming. Thanks again!
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby Phil Owens » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:22 pm

Thank you so much, George. We sure miss Ben; so great to see him!!

Thank you again,
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby J Ewan » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:33 pm

thanks for posting... wish I was there!Please post more. Thanks
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby George Beasley » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:00 pm

More pictures from the after-lunch sessions.

Sean Weaver played with Jim and John Nichols. Sean can nail the 50's Chet tunes, as well as bust out a Strat and play the blues.
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Chet smiling down on all the performers from above....
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Tommy and John did a selection of tunes from their forthcoming Christmas album.
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Bucky Barrett talking to Jim Nichols while John and Tommy set up. Kirk Sand is in the background looking on.
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Bill Spann introducing the two CGP's at the convention this year.
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Tommy and John in deep concentration during "Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer"
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Craig Dobbins stealing licks from the side of the stage
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Craig planning his next book...
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Bobby Gibson holding court at the Gretsch booth
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The HoF CG
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The back and sides of that beautiful guitar...
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Muriel and David Holt jamming in the main convention area
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My old friend from Indianapolis, Bob Foster, jamming with friends.
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The washtub bass man jams with the Barrigar-Mazengarb Guitar Duo
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The Barrigar-Mazengarb Guitar Duo
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Tonight's main even will be Brooks Robertson, Pat Kirtley, Ray Cummins, the Barrigar-Mazengarb Guitar Duo, and Edgar Cruz.

More pics to come tomorrow....
Thanks,
George
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby guitarchuck » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:01 pm

Thanks for posting George! This helps us poor guys that didn't get to go get through this week! :D
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby Eddie Estes » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:41 pm

Yeah it helps me some. Makes me sad I can't be there :|
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Re: Pictures from CAAS 2011

Postby russj » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:30 am

Thanks George, much appreciated.
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