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Robo The Wintergrass Experience (7) The Wintergrass Experience 06 Dec 00

My wife and I are figuring on going up to the Wintergrass fest in Tacoma come February. I'm relatively new to bluegrass and haven't been to a festival since, well, since the Philadelphia Folk and Steve Goodman, Jethro Burns, David Bromberg days. (But what a show they helped put on!) Anyway, just wondering if anyone has any info to share on the quality of the Wintergrass experience.

We wouldn't be staying at the main hotel, for one thing, but they say shuttlebuses are run to get folks back and forth from other lodgings.

The lineup looks great, with Tim O'Brien and a bunch of others. On top of everything else, Doc Watson's in town the night before the fest begins!

And the workshops and jamming are supposed to be terrific. Those would be new to me as well. Do you have to be really skilled on the guitar to participate properly/enjoy yourself with these?

How about photography, expect it will be allowed?

What else might I be sure to check out in Tacoma?

I'm pretty into going but I'd sure appreciate any insights those of you who have been to Wintergrass or festivals like it might have.

Thanks much.


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