Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow! I've been so busy I haven't been able to post.

We had our busiest Saturday ever this weekend (other than a special occasion). I met a lot of new folks from far and near. We had several folks come from Jefferson City & St. Louis, Missouri, and also from Lincoln, Illinois. A few of the locals came in, too. It's always a lot of fun talking to everyone, and especially fun when a jam session breaks out.

Our newest vendor is Hal Leonard. We had previously been ordering all our books and music from Mel Bay, but now we are able to get more! I still love Mel Bay, but having Hal Leonard is like the icing on the cake. HL has quite a few different publishers that they carry, including urtext music editions for classical music, Home Spun, Rubank, the Earl Scruggs book, and much more. We're working on getting a bunch of bluegrass CDs in here, too.

I spent the latter part of last week working on a German Siedel violin from the early 1900's. Someone had (unfortunately) refinished it -- and did a bad job of it! I had to strip it, which I spent a few days doing last month, and refinish it. The varnish is drying on it now. It is dry to the touch, but I can't rub it out yet. It has some really beautiful wood in it.

We will be going to Eureka, Missouri this weekend for the MABC bluegrass festival. It's such a great festival! We will be set up in the vendor's room, so we'll get a chance to talk to LOTS of people. I really enjoy that. The Chris Talley Trio will be playing Friday night at 7:00 p.m. I imagine Earl and I will jam Saturday night. We were there in January and jammed until 3:30 a.m. Saturday night! If you're looking for a great festival, you should come.

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