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Brad Davis Guitar Workshop at ASHLAND MUSIC ACADEMY

April 24, 2010 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Brad will conduct a workshop on his pick technique, essential bluegrass skills, and discuss the music industry at Ashland Music Academy. This is open to pickers of all levels and should be a BLAST!!
Apr 6, 2010
Thomas Wakefield left a comment for Jimmy Fitch
"Glad you guys are out here exploring! Dan's site here is a very good one for us guitaristas!"
Apr 6, 2010
Thomas Wakefield and Jimmy Fitch are now friends
Apr 6, 2010
Thomas Wakefield left a comment for Keegan Michael Lemcke
"Welcome aboard matey! Argh...Now ye gotta bring Fitchy in too! Let me know about picking some Django next week. Here, FB, or email is fine, but phone is best 804 874 9135."
Apr 2, 2010
Thomas Wakefield and Keegan Michael Lemcke are now friends
Apr 2, 2010
Nancy Lisi left a comment for Thomas Wakefield
"What a great time I had, I am only an "aspiring hepcat", a beginner, but it was surprising that we have such a fabulous group, practically neighbors to DC!"
Jan 25, 2010
Thomas Wakefield commented on Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin"'s group The Hot Club of FGM
"Hey and Happy New Year to all the Gypsy Jazzers here at the HC of FGM! I just wanted to extend an invite to a show we're hosting this Saturday - 23rd of January - at Ashland Coffee and Tea. It's the first annual Djangoary Music Soiree - an…"
Jan 18, 2010
Thomas Wakefield commented on Jed C's group Wegen Pick Users
"Hey and Happy New Year to all the Wegenites out there! I just wanted to extend an invite to a show we're hosting this Saturday - 23rd of January - at Ashland Coffee and Tea. It's the first annual Djangoary Music Soiree - an evening of…"
Jan 18, 2010
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DJANGOARY MUSIC SOIREE - MUSIC FEST AND B-DAY PARTY FOR DJANGO!! at Ashland Coffee and Tea

January 23, 2010 from 7pm to 10:30pm
An evening of music celebrating the 100th birthday of Django Reinhardt will be held on the 23rd of January. The evening will feature the music of the Rick Olivarez Trio, The Hot Club of DC, and Gypsy Roots --- some of the best gypsy jazz on the east coast!! Clinics/Private lessons/workshops can be requested prior to the event for interested parties at Ashland Music Academy and a post-gig jam session will also take place--location to be announced at the gig! Come help us make a special night the…See More
Jan 11, 2010
Thomas Wakefield and Bob Minner are now friends
Jan 11, 2010
Cheryl Lunsford left a comment for Thomas Wakefield
"Hi, Thomas, just finished with morning guitar students here. Hope all is well where you are. In reference to the local music scene, the economy has taken it's toll. The Taubman Museum has musicians on Sunday afternoons, I'll be there on…"
Aug 19, 2009
Thomas Wakefield left a comment for Cheryl Lunsford
"Hey Cheryl - what are some places out near you that you'd suggest for checking out live acoustic music? I'm compiling a list and trying to get a good look at what the state has going on for the acoustic crowd."
Aug 19, 2009

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Favorite Flatpickers
Django Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Schmitt... Doc Watson, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Dan Crary...Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow...and can I count Wes and his amazing thumb???
Favorite Guitars
Hahl, Dupont, Dell Arte
Do you have a website?
http://www.gypsyroots.net

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At 9:03am on August 14, 2009, Cheryl Lunsford said…
Hello, Thomas, your guitar says Gypsy Jazz..loved playing and singing Jazz in "Swing Town" at Galax Festival last weekend. Headed out today to Fries VA, small festival, guitar contest, etc., and sometimes a good group of Irish jamming. Look forward to hearing you play sometime. I'm not the camper type., but going to try it at Fries, rather than drive back to Roanoke, VA.

Play nice!
At 10:47am on August 16, 2009, Nancy Lisi said…
I am just a bluegrass and country blues flatpicker at this point, Thomas, and I do play with a great Django group called -- the "Well Hungarians", but only as the upright bass player, thanks for the add, maybe you know some of the well-hungs? Would love to hear you sometime soon - Django is an inspiration to me..Love Pierre Lagrene and Birelli, -
At 10:45am on August 18, 2009, Mark Rhodes said…
Hi Tom,
Thompson guitars were introduced to me by Robin kessinger who has 3 himself. Robert Shafer has 2 or 3 and I know Mark Cosgrove has 1 or 2.A guy that is a neighbor and a friend has one. He loved mine and he had to have one. I've heard mine side by side with a new D-28, no comparsion. Mine has more bass than most I've heard, but that's the way I like it. They are loud also. Plenty of sustain too. last Xmas Curtis Jones (google him) from Atlanta and 2 of his friends came up toWV and 5 guitars from Bob.Go back a couple of issues of Flat Pick Guitar magazine and there's and article on Bob Thompson. I shot the photo that's in the article (chuckle). Right now you're getting a $3500 to $5000 guitar (at least) for $2500. Well worth the investment if you have the money right now. His phone is 304-273-3135. Tell him I recommended him to you.

Mark
At 8:41am on August 19, 2009, Cheryl Lunsford said…
Hi, Thomas, just finished with morning guitar students here. Hope all is well where you are. In reference to the local music scene, the economy has taken it's toll. The Taubman Museum has musicians on Sunday afternoons, I'll be there on Sun. sept 6th, I'm sure the general public will be out enjoying the holiday weekend...boo hoo! Then I have a Festival later in Sept. scheduled and a gig at the Center In The Square in Rke. in October, and that's pretty much it. We have a great Blues Restuarant that features class acts. OH, yeah, and ZZ top is coming to Rke! :) My daughter has tickets! I'll send the ear plugs with her!

I call my self the "Closer" ha! :) when it comes to nice restuarants, cough, choke, I won't say just how many! Restuarants will have music to increase business and sometimes it is already too late and they don't have the ability to sustain, and the next think you know....they are closed!

Anyhoooo, lunch next on the menu here, and I teach again tonight, keep in touch. Cheryl
At 8:44am on January 25, 2010, Nancy Lisi said…
What a great time I had, I am only an "aspiring hepcat", a beginner, but it was surprising that we have such a fabulous group, practically neighbors to DC!

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