I am now officially excited by the future, and it's many prospects.
Before I say any more I must confess that Wintergrass was challenging emotionally, with so many great players I felt myself on the verge of jealousy more than once. Despair was also close at hand, however my constant prayer and supplication to the Almighty God of heaven and earth was a great comfort and help.
My grandma was also very kind to me. My Grandma, my mother, and the wonderful musicians I was privileged to meet, were the chisel that God used to shape my character. Thanks to every one for the encouragement.
My passion is to be a first class musician, not just for the name, but rather for what I can do by it. When you have substantial finances you can give to the poor, when you are a big name musician you can inspire other musicians who are less skilled by showing a genuine interest in them. I know the feeling (thanks to Jeremy Garrett, Cassey Driesen, Andy Leftwich, Michael Cleaveland, Darol Anger, Jason Carter, Tashina Clarridge and ok there are more those are just the fiddlers) .
well talk later
p.s. Jakes CD is done now. To Get info about it go to, www.myspace.com/jakedewhirst
Friday, February 20, 2009
Molly Adkins and Martin Stevens(friends of mine) opened up the festival. They did great!
This is me with the academy fiddle and banjo teachers. Jason Carter(left) was very friendly and gave me a lot of insightful instruction. Thanks to Grandma Dot for paying my way to go.
This is me with Ronnie McCoury.
Bye Bye now!