We heard yesterday from Rob Ickes, who shared some details about this year’s ResoSummit, the 4-day resonator guitar symposium he hosts annually in Nashville. A series of workshops and performances occur at the Scarritt Bennett conference center and the Station Inn, all with a resophonic focus.
It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the world of sliders, with registration open for only a brief window each year before filling up. The only way to get in is to sign up for their email list, and enrolling as soon as you get the notice that registration is open.
2010 faculty included Rob, along with Mike Auldridge, Cindy Cashdollar, Kim Gardner, Andy Hall, Jim Heffernan, Orville Johnson, Randy Kohrs, Justin Moses, Josh Swift, Sally Van Meter and Mike Witcher. Whew… Builders Tim Scheerhorn and Paul Beard were also in attendance.
Rob tells us that they had registrants from Italy, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, and Canada in addition to the good ole USA. He was also proud to announce that a scholarship for deserving young players has been announced, in memory of Houston Caldwell, a talented young bluegrass musician from Galax, VA who was killed in a traffic accident earlier this year. Scholarship assistance will be available to cover the costs of future ResoSummit events.
There was also some breaking news that hit during the weekend’s festivities. Mike Auldridge announced that he was leaving Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac during their show at The Station Inn. No word yet on who will attempt to fill those shoes.
Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all!