OK, now that I’ve got a couple thousand photos from Chuck Thompson, CHGP (our Certified Harp Guitar Photographer), I’ve replaced and/or added several to the last blog of open mic players.
Before we move on to Saturday’s events, I’d just like to add a few more that show some remaining folks you might not recognize – many who came to their very first Harp Guitar Gathering. It’s easier for me to add captions and comments here.
In addition, all of Chuck’s Friday photos are available in Galleries or Slideshow format here. To view slideshow, click link on upper right (as show below):
In Slideshow mode, you can change speed (upper left commands) or advance manually (faint arrow at right), as shown below:
Chuck does this for a living, so if you’re so inclined, purchase a photograph from him, or an image use right for your promo pack or web site.
Some new faces:
Randall Sprinkle and his son Caleb, from North Carolina. Randall owns the fantastic McCollum harp guitar for sale at HGM, and now has a brand new Tony Karol HG.
Martin Leykomm, who comes regularly now to the Gathering from Germany, tries out one of Chuck Thompson’s “Nashville Harp Guitars” (he had 4 available). Note that these “dreadnaught-style” HGs have 12 strings on the neck.
Part of our growing Southern California harp guitar contingent is Chris Bucklen (San Diego), attending his first Gathering. In the back is one my very favorite things at every Gathering – Martin’s “laughing face.”
Miami, Florida’s Michael Schreiner – a recent Harp Guitar Foundation benefactor – does it all. Owns a music store, plays, restores (his old Gibson HG) and builds (this is his second Sullivan-Elliott style HG). Most importantly, he never misses a Gathering!