Banjo Camp! – Call for Submissions

Summer’s barely begun and Gene Senyak’s research into banjo camps, college programs, and resident workshops has already taken hin to four camps, three college programs, and one resident workshop…that’s over 3,000 miles at $3/gallon! His first field report is in this month’s Banjo Newsletter.

The reason: Lark Books (an Asheville-based division of Sterling Publishing and Barnes & Noble) is publishing his book, Banjo Camp!, in October, 2008. The book combines an overview along with profiles of teachers, a bit of history and lots of workshops. Mostly, Banjo Camp! is a banjo camp between the covers of a book.

You can help your fellow pickers and get Gene off the road (thus saving further warming of this over-heated globe). He’s looking for your own banjo camp war stories: successes, failures, funny stuff, things you learned, horror stories, people you met, life-changing, practice-changing stories, etc. If you want to share a story that’s NOT for publication, let him know.

His deadline for input is July 31. You can reach him at or (828) 301-9673.