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08-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Pics will be posted!

Some guy named Tony McManus was there last year. :D




[just kiddin' Tony]

Larry Carlton too.

http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/index.php

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08-11-2012, 04:15 PM
Phil Keaggy!!! Wow! I had no idea.

Doyle Dykes has some serious fast fingers. And a frilly jacket.

Shawn@PRS
08-11-2012, 04:51 PM
come on man, where are the pics?

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08-11-2012, 05:02 PM
We camped last night (rained through the night). Camping again tonight (still raining on and off). Random wi-fi with my iPhone so it will be tomorrow night.

Shawn@PRS
08-11-2012, 05:54 PM
have a great time

markie
08-11-2012, 06:51 PM
Hansomatic = Jeremiah Johnson

Poffypoffa
08-11-2012, 07:22 PM
Had not yet heard of Joe Robinson, but I just checked him out on Rhapsody, and it turns out he's a great player! The John Mayer comparisons are appropriate, though he's a bit smoother than the amazing John Mayer Trio version of John Mayer...

He's like Johnny Lang had a baby with Bruno Mars, they moved to Australia, raised that baby to be a musician, invented a time machine and sent that baby-now-musician back to the present...

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08-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Eric Johnson and Lee Roy Parnell doing Little Wing...

Just amazing! Words really don't capture it.

Makes me want to home and play some guitar.

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08-13-2012, 11:20 PM
Copper Mountain, Colorado, is a beautiful little ski resort in Summit County. It sits next to Breckenridge and Vail. This is where Guitar Town is held each year - for FREE!!!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT_Banner-1.jpg

As you walk into the center of town, you can hear the guitars ripping through the valley.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT6_Bridge.jpg

The views from this little bridge will surprise you. Even of you're a Colorado-Boy, like me.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT8_Creek.jpg

Passing the bridge, the stage will be in fill view.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT5_Stage.jpg

And for 3 days, you will see and hear some of the best guitar players on the planet.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT3_EJ.jpg

I like Lee Roy Parnell (live) a LOT. Came home and tried to find some of his studio stuff that was as raw as his live show -- especially his slide guitar! No luck.

I was so ensconced as Phil Keaggy worked his magic with a looper, I totally neglected to snap some pics. In fact, Ionly grabbed a few video clips. His cover of "Here Comes The Sun" will be with me and my daughter for a very long time. That's a special song between us. As Phil (a real gentlemen, by the way) began to play, little miss E-Matic came running over to me from the playground yelling "DADDY DADDY, he's playing Here Comes the Sun!

It was unforgettable.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT4_LRP.jpg

This was a family event from finish to start. In fact, the playground and mini-golf course was just to the left of the stage so you could watch the acts AND keep a watchful eye on the munchkins.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT11.jpg

There were even art activities and drum circles for the kids.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT9.jpg

And if you tend to put the active in activity, you could mountain bike, rent a Diggler Scooter (http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/Diggler.jpg), climb the rock tower in the center of town, or event do some high-flying gymnastics.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT10.jpg

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08-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Here's the back of the stage from the gondola.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/Back_of_Stage.jpg

I'd like to extend great big "thank you" to Tony Buffalo for inviting me out. His lovely wife and sons were there as well. This was his 8th year supporting the event for GC.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT1.jpg

There were some exhibitor booths on some of the side paths between the stage and the lagoon (which had bumper boats). There was also a stellar go cart track set up in one of the big parking lots.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/IMG_0133.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/IMG_0135.jpg

The Taylor Booth

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/IMG_0134.jpg

And I am bummed to report this was the ONLY PRS guitar I saw the whole weekend. :(

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT2_PRS.jpg

Copper Mountain is a beautiful place whether you on the bottom looking up or the top looking down.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT_Top.jpg

The munchkin and I had such an awesome time - it was hard to pack it up and head home. As we crested Wilkerson Pass, we looked back over Summit County and took in the sunset. I sure love Colorado.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/GT7-Sunset-1.jpg

See ya next year Guitar Town!!!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Guitar_Town_2012/RoverSunset-1.jpg

Fox77
08-14-2012, 06:29 AM
Cool Hans, looks like good times.

Beautiful resort as well.

JMintzer
08-14-2012, 06:30 AM
Looks like you had a great time! Jealous!!!


Jamie

Fox77
08-14-2012, 07:03 AM
Looks like you had a great time! Jealous!!!


Jamie

Hey Jamie, did you end up doing the Eurotrip? If so, hope you and your wife had a good time. Also hope that you enjoyed Amsterdam - although we had way too much rain here the last months...

Cheers

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08-14-2012, 09:52 AM
Looks like you had a great time! Jealous!!!


JamieGot plans for next August? :cool:

Mike Duncan
08-14-2012, 10:55 AM
DEFENDER!!!!

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08-14-2012, 11:02 AM
DEFENDER!!!!
I want a '93 110. :cool:

JMintzer
08-14-2012, 12:55 PM
Hey Jamie, did you end up doing the Eurotrip? If so, hope you and your wife had a good time. Also hope that you enjoyed Amsterdam - although we had way too much rain here the last months...

Cheers

Yes, we did. We were just so swamped with seeing the sites, no time for much else. And the weather? Yeah, it was "fair", at best...

JMintzer
08-14-2012, 12:56 PM
Got plans for next August? :cool:

Yeah, moving my youngest into COLLEGE!!!!

Shawn@PRS
08-14-2012, 03:44 PM
It looks like you had a fantastic time Hans!

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08-14-2012, 03:58 PM
It looks like you had a fantastic time Hans!
I'm thinking you and "L" should attend next year, brother.

Shawn@PRS
08-14-2012, 06:00 PM
I'm thinking you and "L" should attend next year, brother.


That sounds like a hell of a plan!

aduayer
08-17-2012, 10:16 PM
man, why Colorado is so beautiful? geezzz

vchizzle
08-19-2012, 10:35 AM
Looks like a great time in a gorgeous area.

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02-12-2013, 09:01 PM
2013 dates are up for Guitar Town. It will be the 9th - 11th of August.

http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/

Herr Squid
02-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Wow!!! That is just stunning in every way. Was that EVH playing bass for EJ...? ;)

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08-08-2013, 09:16 AM
It's that time again! Going to be a LOT of guitar players in Copper Mountain this weekend.

I sure hope PRS shows up this year.

http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/

2013 Performers


Jerry Douglas (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Larry-Carlton4)
Coco Montoya (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Coco-Montoya)
Tony Joe White (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Tony-Joe-White)
John Jorgenson (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#John-Jorgenson)
Jake Shimabukuro (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Jake-Shimabukuro)
Bill Kirchen (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Bill-Kirchen)
Pete Huttlinger & Sean Della Croce (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/#Pete-Huttlinger)
Mark Selby (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Mark-Selby)
Rory Hoffman (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Rory-Hoffman)
Carl Verheyen (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Carl-Verheyen)
Daniel Donato (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Daniel-Donato)
Josh Nordlund (http://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/performers.php#Josh-Nordlund)

Shawn@PRS
08-08-2013, 09:48 AM
And I'm missing it again :(

jfb
08-08-2013, 10:20 AM
Sounds like a blast.

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08-08-2013, 11:51 AM
And I'm missing it again :)

Boooooooooooooo...

jcha008
08-08-2013, 11:57 AM
Ah, Jake Shimabukuro. I have always wanted to see the ukele wonder perform live. Excellent line-up, have a great time.

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08-08-2013, 12:02 PM
Ah, Jake Shimabukuro. I have always wanted to see the ukele wonder perform live. Excellent line-up, have a great time.

He used to play around town a lot when I lived in Hawaii. I last saw him playing on a bar stool in a food court. He's come a long way since then.

His rendition of As My Guitar Gently Weeps is pretty amazing - given the instrument.

Egads
08-08-2013, 01:15 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;92088']He used to play around town a lot when I lived in Hawaii. I last saw him playing on a bar stool in a food court. He's come a long way since then.

His rendition of As My Guitar Gently Weeps is pretty amazing - given the instrument.

Very cool, and yeah, his version kills!

Enjoy the show.