I think Natt covered most of what went on at Gateway, but I just wanted to share some of what I experienced.
I was really excited to go to this festival because we were going to get to see the Bankester family again, and Josh Williams.
Saturday evening we watched the Bankester's play and they did an amazing job! I bought a Martin SPD-16 TR, and Mr. Williams played it. He said it was a really good guitar. He also gave me a $35 Bluechip pick. That was very generous of him!
Then we spent the rest of the evening after the shows jamming with Kyle, Emily, and Alysha. I had a blast playing with them. Kyle is an amazing instrumentalist and can play anything. He scares me sometimes....=] Emily and Alysha have beautiful voices and play excellent twin fiddles. We played a very interesting version of "Mary Had A Little Lamb." It was more like "Mary Slaughtered Her Little Lamb." Haha.
Then, Sunday morning, the Bankester's played again and as usual it was another entertaining and great show.
After we checked out of the Hotel, we went with the Bankester's to a restaurant called Noodles & Co. They have the best noodles I have ever tasted.
It was great to get to hang out/jam with such a fun, talented, Christian family. We have been so blessed by them and by their music.
Well, I've written longer than planned....guess I better get going.