Well, hit the ground running when we got back, and still haven’t stopped. Phone calls , meetings, mail-outs etc etc, things just never seem to stop.
Firstly CONGRATULATIONS to Levi Lowrey, an awesome musician and one of natures gentlemen, joining Cadillac Sky after front man Bryan announced his departure. I know they are one of his favorite bands, he’s going to be even busier now. I’m so lucky I got to work with him when I did, and have him as a part of the CD, it’s a real honour.
Sailing Southern Ground: one of the biggest highlights of the trip was the impromptu Bluegrass Circle with infamous Guerilla Grass aficionado’s, Adam, Zach, Max and Chris from Oakhurst, David from Cadillac Sky, and little old me. Started in an elevator (trad guerilla grass tactics) moved over to another elevator and then to the Casino where from around 3-4:30 am things expanded to include levi Lowrey, Casey Driessen, Zac brown and Oliver Wood. Tunes were called, songs were sung, solo’s were solo’d, harmonies rang forth. Those who were lucky enough (or drunk enough to be in the Casino at 3 am) really saw something special.
That was probably the high-point of many great moments; playing with Oakhurst on a couple of occasions, foyer stage and promenade, always a blast; sitting in with Sonia Leigh and her band on the last night, in front of a great crowd. Sonia deciding to have a “Harp off” with Danny McAdams, Walter Ray and myself all taking spots to solo throughout the number; getting up to play with Eric Dodd from Atlanta, diggin’ his tunes and getting to play “horn section” with Deniz Felder, while Brian Fechino did what he does so well on guitar.
We met too many great people to mention all of you, got to catch up with some we haven’t seen since Cayamo 2009, and actually getting to meet, face to face, many of our friends from facebook, and finding out they are even cooler in real life! Didn’t think that was possible. To everyone who made it such a great experience, the bands, the passengers, the Sixthman staff , Zac Brown and zamily (special mention to Chef Rusty, you rock!!) a great big THANK YOU !!