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Old 05-29-2023, 07:49 AM
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Well, if you fall behind, you can always build #200 for B.I.G. and then build #199 after…
Nah, it will be done and be here for sale. I will be a special guitar, I have seen the woods, worked it the shop, own 5 Kinnairds, and know the fellas.

BTW, we are about 60% full for B.I.G. already, so if you want in, just shoot me a PM please. I promise a great time with great people and great guitars and great music, and food, and drink, and fun!
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Nah, it will be done and be here for sale. I will be a special guitar, I have seen the woods, worked it the shop, own 5 Kinnairds, and know the fellas.

BTW, we are about 60% full for B.I.G. already, so if you want in, just shoot me a PM please. I promise a great time with great people and great guitars and great music, and food, and drink, and fun!
Apologies, I was just joking! To build #200 before #199 would still make it #199! I would love to attend, but as a lefty I think it would be torture.
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Old 06-16-2023, 08:53 AM
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A little Friday Christie! She will be here all weekend and headlining the concert on Saturday night along with a workshop on Friday!

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Nice pick me-up! She really enjoys her craft. Lookin forward to meeting her.
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I've been swamped. Were hotels discussed in the e-mails yet?
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I've been swamped. Were hotels discussed in the e-mails yet?
Yes, in the second email suggestions were made. We did not get a group of rooms this year as last year's hotel was not great apparently and they are no longer giving much discount. Many got better rates with AAA or with certain cards etc.
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Yes, in the second email suggestions were made. We did not get a group of rooms this year as last year's hotel was not great apparently and they are no longer giving much discount. Many got better rates with AAA or with certain cards etc.
Gotcha. I'd be interested to hear where folks are staying for breakfast, beers, etc.
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Old 06-17-2023, 08:04 AM
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For beer and some food, gotcha covered. 5 Stones Brewery is about 5 minutes from the house. Craft beer, good craft beer, homemade root beer for the non-drinkers, individual pizza's, sandwiches etc. Order inside, sit outside, usually a couple of guitar players/singers on the deck and about as TX as you can get!
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A little Friday Christie! She will be here all weekend and headlining the concert on Saturday night along with a workshop on Friday!

This was fun to watch and listen to!
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If you plan on coming to B.I.G. contact me and you will get to see the 4th B.I.G. concert by perennial favorites, Mr. Frog and Mr. Toad!



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To finish out an introduction to our concert artists this year, the incomparible Tony McManus, said by many including me, to be among the very best, if not the best, Celtic guitar player in the world. A really good singer too.



And just for fun, two of the greatest of all time just fingerpicking and flatpicking together (no Tommy E is not coming to BIG, but if I can continue to grow the show, he is a goal of mine for sure). Maybe we can duplicate this duo in the future?

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To finish out an introduction to our concert artists this year, the incomparible Tony McManus, said by many including me, to be among the very best, if not the best, Celtic guitar player in the world. A really good singer too.



And just for fun, two of the greatest of all time just fingerpicking and flatpicking together (no Tommy E is not coming to BIG, but if I can continue to grow the show, he is a goal of mine for sure). Maybe we can duplicate this duo in the future?

Now we're talking!! That would be an amazing duo!!
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More VERY EXCITING news! The incredible Paul Woolson from Woolson Soundcraft guitars has donated a guitar to B.I.G. IV for us to raffle off at this year's event.

This guitar resales at $15,500.00!!!! I kid you not. It is an amazing guitar made with an incredible back of walnut, mahogany, scotch barrel oak, and maple. It took hour upon hour to make this back and the sides and the work is incredible. Ebony fingerboard/bridge. Double top sitka soundboard. Gotoh tuners. K&K pickup.

Woolson is one of the main promoters of double tops and owning one myself, I can tell you they are incredible sounding guitars.

I can't believe we are going to raffle a guitar of this quality. You must come to B.I.G. to purchase a ticket and since we limit the number of folks that can come to the show due to space, your odds will be amazingly good to bring this guitar home. B.I.G. will donate a portion of the proceeds to Guitars4vets also. So even if you don't win, the cost will be going to a good cause.

It does not happen without pictures!

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I have room for about 10 more attendees if you wish to come and get a chance to win this guitar just send me a PM. If you do not win, you will just have to put up with a weekend of guitars, food, drink, fun, concerts, friends, and more fun. Sorry.
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