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CAAS 2019

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am
by Django
Hello! I am new to this forum but not new to the music of Chet Atkins... I am attending my very first CAAS IN 2019... YAY!
I am 56 and retired for the last 5 years... in my retirement I have dedicated myself to music studies, specifically fingerstyle guitar. I have been a student of music since age 9 and now it is nice to finally have time as an adult to dedicate to these studies. I attended Tommy Emmanuel’s guitar camp in Cambria Pines California and also in Havana Cuba... I took good notes and learned a lot. My goals in retirement are to play music for free in nursing homes and Alzheimer’s centers... and anyplace where music can be a healing touch.

I am looking fwd to getting to know many of you in this group and look fwd to meeting you and jamming with you at CAAS 2019... that said... could some of you provide some insight into what attending CAAS is like and what should I expect?

Cheers and happy picking!
~ Django Amadeus O’Connell

(Yes, this is my real name)

Re: CAAS 2019

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 am
by Django
Hotel reservation made:) staying mon->sun.
The hotel looks very nice!
It’s going to be a long long 11 months of anticipation:)

Re: CAAS 2019

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:41 am
by DagerRande
Welcome, Django! Yes we are all pretty passionate about Chet and fingerstyle guitar in general. I'll be watching for your posts here!

Re: CAAS 2019

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:50 am
by Ray Bohlken
Hi Django. Here are a couple of videos that Thom Bresh made about the last 2 conventions which give some of the flavor of what goes on. I think you will have a great time there.

Re: CAAS 2019

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:34 pm
by Roger_Pratt
Welcome Django!! I look forward to meeting you. I have attended every CAAS except (2007) since 2003 and loved each and every one. Post a video on here when you can.

Re: CAAS 2019

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 am
by Pickin Palmer
Welcome, Django... (Gotta admit - that's a tough one to get off the tongue! Especially now that a 1,000 times more people recognize that name as that horribly gruesome Tarantino movie!) Here's a little more reading for you that we put together on our club website....