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Casey Henry

Casey Henry

We're in the middle of Week 2 here at Kaufman Kamp and I'm really feeling why they call it "hump day." Three more days of instruction to go and all of us here are just about at the point where our brains fill up and you can't stuff any more new information in! So, once again, instead of words, I'm posting pictures. These are the Week 2 group shots.

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Front Row - Andrew Collins, Gary Davis, Kathy Chiavola, Ned Luberecki, Joanna Jones, Casey Henry

Second Row - Sharon Gilchrist, Keith Yoder, Alan Munde, Murphy Henry, Roland White

Third Row - Radim Zenkl, Tyler Grant, Sally Jones, Chris Jones, Pat Flynn, Tim May

Fourth Row - Mitch Corbin, Carlo Aonzo, Emory Lester, Mark Cosgrove

Back Row - Steve Kaufman, Kathy Barwick, Dick Daniels, Tommy Jordan, Beppe Gambetta

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And these are all the campers. I think there are nearly 500 of them.

Because our posts tend to be very text heavy, I decided to give you a break and just post a picture today. This is the instructor photo from last week's camp session. (Click to enlarge.)

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Front Row Left to Right: Jeff Jenkins, Keith Yoder, Casey Henry, Joe Collins, Mary Flower

Second Row: Adam Masters, Jim Panky, Barbara Lamb, Russ Barenberg, Robert Shafer

Back Row: Steve Kaufman, Ivan Rosenberg, Pat Kirtley, Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith

Not Shown: Marcy Marxer, Rusty Holloway, Clint Mullican, Johnny Bellar and Adam Granger

Casey Henry

Casey Henry

Now that I'm temporarily back home and in front of my desktop computer, here are some pictures from last weekend's touring.

The Dixie Bee-Liners, on the air at WNRN in Charlottesville. Sav Sankaran, Buddy Woodward, Brandi Hart, Rachel Renee Johnson.

The Dixie Bee-Liners, on the air at WNRN in Charlottesville. Sav Sankaran, Buddy Woodward, Brandi Hart, Rachel Renee Johnson.

This cracked me up. It was on the bulletin board at the WNRN studio.

This cracked me up. It was on the bulletin board at the WNRN studio.

Last Friday night's venue, in Staunton, Virginia.

Last Friday night's venue, in Staunton, Virginia.

Notice the little bee they drew on their chalkboard marquee. That's attention to detail, right there!

Notice the little bee they drew on their chalkboard marquee. That's attention to detail, right there!

The Dixie Bee-Liners on stage at the Mockingbird: Casey Henry, Buddy Woodward, Brandi Hart, Rachel Renee Johnson, Sav Sankaran.

The Dixie Bee-Liners on stage at the Mockingbird: Casey Henry, Buddy Woodward, Brandi Hart, Rachel Renee Johnson, Sav Sankaran.

...and a view from the opposite direction...

...and a view from the opposite direction...

We stayed at the Rooster Hill bed and breakfast in Crozet, Virginia, for the weekend. They have chickens. Here's Rachel, gathering our Saturday morning breakfast!

We stayed at the Rooster Hill bed and breakfast in Crozet, Virginia, for the weekend. They have chickens. Here's Rachel, gathering our Saturday morning breakfast!

And finally, the sign outside the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, West Virginia. This was next to the street, just in case anyone was driving by and suddenly realized they had the urge to stop and hear some live music.

And finally, the sign outside the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, West Virginia. This was next to the street, just in case anyone was driving by and suddenly realized they had the urge to stop and hear some live music.

Here the first look at the backup DVD we're working on this weekend (that's look as in picture, not look as in video clip...). We shot all day yesterday and are about to crank up again this morning to finish it up.

Casey Henry, thinking about backup.

Casey Henry, thinking about backup.

Here are some pictures, courtesy of Murphy's friend Jane, of The Dixie Bee-Liners' gig Friday night at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Mass.

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Casey Henry, tuning.

Casey Henry, tuning.

Casey Henry, Buddy Woodward, Brandi Hart, Rachel Johnson, and Sav Sankaran.

Casey Henry, Buddy Woodward, Brandi Hart, Rachel Johnson, and Sav Sankaran.

The Dixie Bee-Liners in action.

The Dixie Bee-Liners in action.

Red, Jan. 13th

Red, Jan. 13th

Well, folks, this doesn't have a lot to do with banjo playing, but I wanted to make a personal posting. This Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, I soloed in a small plane. This is the first (and biggest) hurdle every pilot has to achieve on their way to earning a pilot's license.

In the last few days I've found that there are quite a few professional pilots and instructors, active or retired, who play banjo. To them, newbie students are a known quantity because they have done it all before, but even the most seasoned pilot remembers his or her first solo.

Yes, I did this once before. And more. You may remember my old USAF photo that I somewhat ostentatiously posted a few days ago. But that was about a hundred years ago, and this is new. And it counts.

Some details: I made three takeoffs and three landings (a convenient ratio) in a slightly rusty Cessna 172P, N51056, here at Winchester Regional Airport in Virginia. The three landings were all different (as every landing is) and they improved as I went along. The third landing was pretty smooth, if I say so myself.

There's a lot more work and flying to do before earn my Private license, but I've gotten past Step One! More later as I go along--

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Day Three of the American Revival Tour was Halloween. I think the pictures will speak for themselves in this case.

Zombie Jeremy Darrow

Zombie Jeremy Darrow

Zombie Robin Davis

Zombie Robin Davis

Zombie Rachel Johnson

Zombie Rachel Johnson

Zombie Buddy Woodward (who we thank profusely for the awesome makeup!)

Zombie Buddy Woodward (who we thank profusely for the awesome makeup!)

Zombie Casey Henry

Zombie Casey Henry

Zombie Brandi Hart

Zombie Brandi Hart

Zom-Bee-Liners

Zom-Bee-Liners

Witchy Uncle Earl

Witchy Uncle Earl

Here is a post from over on the Bluegrass Blog about the video shoot. It's over by now, so the call for extras is out of date, but there are a couple pictures...
http://www.thebluegrassblog.com/dixie-bee-liners-video-shoot/

Casey Henry

Casey Henry

Marshall Wilborn, 2009 Bass Player of the Year

Marshall Wilborn, 2009 Bass Player of the Year

We are so proud we're just about to bust. At LONG LAST our very own Marhsall Wilborn (who teaches our bass DVDs) won Bass Player of the Year last night at the IBMA awards. When Chris and Sally Jones read out the name both Murphy and I leapt to our feet, screaming in celebration. It is much deserved and we couldn't be happier. Actually Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper cleaned up, winning Instrumental Group of the Year, in addition to Fiddle Player (Michael) and Mandolin Player (Jesse Brock).

Here are some pictures from last night. First, Murphy and me in all our finery:

Casey and Murphy Henry

Casey and Murphy Henry

This year the Dillards were inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. At the pre-awards reception we ran into one of  our banjo heros Doug Dillard, who wrote our Murphy Method stand-by "Banjo in the Hollow." Murphy grabbed him for a picture:

Doug Dillard and Casey Henry

Doug Dillard and Casey Henry

Also before the show we ran into Murphy's longtime friend Claire Lynch, who was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Claire's daughter Christie:

Murphy Henry, Claire Lynch, Christie Lynch

Murphy Henry, Claire Lynch, Christie Lynch

And last, but not least, here are the Dillards, with Hot Rize, closing out the show singing "Old Home Place":

Mitch Jayne, Dean Webb, Doug Dillard, Tim O'Brien, Rodney Dillard (Nick Forester in the rear.)

Mitch Jayne, Dean Webb, Doug Dillard, Tim O'Brien, Rodney Dillard (Nick Forester in the rear.)

Kristin Scott Benson once again won Banjo Player of the Year, the the Daughters of Bluegrass won Recorded Event of the Year.

Casey HenryHere are a couple of shots from Kaufman Kamp.

Casey Henry and Bill Evans. Great minds think alike!

Casey Henry and Bill Evans. Great minds think alike!

Casey Henry on stage at Kaufman Kamp Week 1. (L-R Adam Masters, Casey, Mark Cosgrove, Cindy Studdard)

Casey Henry on stage at Kaufman Kamp Week 1. (L-R Adam Masters, Casey, Mark Cosgrove, Cindy Studdard)

There will be more to come, I'm sure!