I can't think of enough good things to say about the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Although I have been studying music in its myriad forms since I was a
child, I would have to say that Kerrville has given me more inspiration,
more songs and more actual experience playing than any one person, place
or institute of higher learning. It is the place where I met friends Brian
Cutean, Ky Hote, Steve
Gillette, David Amram,
. . . the list goes on forever. The festival places great emphasis on
the songs themselves and the people who write them. No place have I visited
that provided such an atmosphere of inspiration to musicians and writers
at any level, from professionals to the guy who just wants her to know
how he feels. If you happen to be in Texas around the end of May or beginning
of June, be sure to drop by for some pickin' and grinnin' and be sure
to bring a song or two.