And we’re off!
Friday night’s hotel banquet dinner included lots of old friends and some new faces. New Gathering attendees this year were Tom & Mary Pat Cook, Stephen & Marie Bekessy, Gerry Camp, Roger Billerey-Mosier, Scot Tremblay, Marcus Volk & Sarah Jolley and John Littel.
Among the opening evening’s activities is our Foundation’s fundraising raffle full of donated items.
For example, Dan Pease donated this rare, first edition of Bob Hartman’s book (I don’t even have one!)…only to have Carol Hartman win it (she donated it to Stacy Hobbs, the bum!).
Dave and Anthony (Tone) Powell with their fiddle partner Arvid Lundin kick off the Open Mic. Arvid lives and runs Lundin’s Violins in Coeur d’Alene.
Pete Bradshaw continues to mine the classical repertoire for his steel-string Wingert. It kills me how he always puts on his glasses before playing only to then close his eyes from start to finish. Whatever…it works!
Meanwhile, out in the foyer…
There were many other players whom you’ll be meeting later in the concert chapters. I may add additional photos to these posts also as more pics come in (these are all again from Linda Morgan plus a couple from Stacy Hobbs, filling in for Chuck Thompson this year!).
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