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lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4346
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 1:40 pm:   Edit Post

Hey everyone, I'm in North Carolina visiting family. Tomorrow I'm driving out to meet up with our esteemed moderator himself!

Bill, tgo
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 793
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 4:22 pm:   Edit Post

HI Bill .
I hope all is well with you and your family. Please say hi to all that need saying hi to for me .

Wolf .
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1559
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 5:06 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,
What area are you in? Asheville would be too far for me on such short notice but if you are closer maybe we could meet up for a drink.

Keith
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9191
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to North Carolina!

I was born just west of Hickory in Valdese, and have spent a good part of my life within an hour or so of Hickory.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9192
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Keith; he's in Hickory.
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1560
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 5:46 pm:   Edit Post

Hickory is bit too far.

Bill,
Hope you have a nice visit and maybe next time you come through there will be more time to plan a larger get together.

Keith
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4348
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, March 19, 2010 - 9:46 pm:   Edit Post

I'll be back out this way in a couple of months or so for more dental work. My older brother is a dentist and I get free dental work as a payback for all the times he beat me up as kids! lol Crowns are so expensive in California that it's worth it to fly cross country!

Bill, tgo
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1562
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 1:21 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,
I've never thought of North Carolina as a destination for medical tourism (unless your from the Mideast and visiting Duke). Maybe you'll start a trend. ;-)

Let us know the next time you are planning a trip and maybe we can pull a few more folks together.

Keith

(Message edited by keith_h on March 20, 2010)
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1034
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 4:01 pm:   Edit Post

Fortunately the opportunity presented itself for me to be at this gathering. Nice meeting you Bill and getting a chance to play some music with you and Dave! Appreciate the setup of cabs and power Dave. Safe travels Bill. Best, Art

(Message edited by artswork99 on March 21, 2010)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9193
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post

As Art mentioned, he and Bill and I got together yesterday for talking out on the front porch on a beautiful first day of spring, and for playing some in my living room (ok, music room). Bill had his Veillette Gryphon 12 string (very cool), and Art had his MK; and the resulting music was very enjoyable! We plugged the Gryphon into Art's ART Preamp, a Carver power amp, and an Acme B2; and I pulled a Hartke rig up from the basement that Art quickly dialed into for a very nice tone. I didn't have a PA setup, so Bill was having to sing over the amplified instruments. He has a wonderful voice and is a pleasure to listen to. And Bill's playing is very smooth and flowing and natural; I felt that what I was doing blended well with his playing as he lead us through some great tunes. And though I don't sing, I felt compelled by the moment to add some harmonies on a couple of old favorites. Just an all around wonderful experience.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1833
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

Sounds like a very nice visit.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4350
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 8:07 am:   Edit Post

Thanks to Dave and Art for offering up some good ol' southern hospitality. The jam was a blast - a little unusual instrumentation, but that just served to make it even more fun. My Gryphon is a 12 string tenor guitar (18.5" scale) tuned in hi D (equivalent of 10th fret on standard guitar.) Think "mandolin on steroids". Art held down the bass, and Dave played Jerry-on-a-six-string-bass. A little Dead, a little Dylan, a little Band, all the good stuff. Both are obviously accomplished musicians and a pleasure to jam with. If you ever have to chance to stop by our esteemed moderator's digs, take his warning about the driveway seriously! I can't imagine getting up or down his steep twisty driveway in snow in anything short of an ATV! One caveat though, I think there may be something wrong with Dave's ears - he thinks I have a "wonderful voice"!!!! lol

Bill, tgo

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