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k2kwiat
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Hi All,

Have been lurking on the site for awhile so it's time to officially intro.

Ken from Evergreen, Colorado -- in the mountains West of Denver at 7700'.  About a 1/3 of the way up to the Summit County ski areas from Denver.

Originally grew up in Michigan but haven't lived there since university days (U of M undergrad).

Crazy music route to where I am today. Classically trained woodwind through early adult years -- Saxophone was primary instrument.

But about a year ago, wanted to re-engage in music as I was bored with an early retirement an need a focus for my OCD. So now have been working hard at guitar and Dobro.  I take classes at a great community music school that we have in Denver called SwallowHill.  I'm in a beginning Bluegrass ensemble there but typically play Dobro as we usually have plenty of guitarists. I really enjoy flat-picking and fingerstyle guitar although I'm a novice to those styles. Love rock but I'm definitely enjoying learning bluegrass, country, folk, and Irish music.

Also, to leverage some of my woodwind background, I do play Whistle too (think tin whistle, penny whistle, irish whistle).  Occasionally it fits well on fiddle tunes especially those that have an Irish origin. Sounds great with fiddles.

So, greetings from the high country!

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Eric Reinhardt
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Welcome!! 

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rg
 rg
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Welcome Ken,

That’s a beautiful part of the country,

especially out by Rocky Mountain national park.

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k2kwiat
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@rg

For sure. Typical of most, we don't get up to EstesPark very often. Usually only when friends or relatives are in from elsewhere.  I live in the watershed of Mt Evans and Bierstadt so we have continental divide views from most of Evergreen. Great 14ers close by also include Greys and Torreys.  Surprisingly too, we have some views of Pikes Peak which is amazing considering how far South it is from us.  Pikes is a massive that is pretty unique in how much of the state it is visible from.

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rg
 rg
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@k2kwiatgmail-com it’s crazy last time I was at Estes Park was June and it started snowing up high haha.

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k2kwiat
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@rg

Isn't that normal where you are?
We always get a couple of last season blasts.

Nice thing is the next day it’s usually sunny and dry and it all melts.  Well at least below treeline.

I had a very snowy drive coming back from Moab, UT through the high passes on Memorial Day.  Again, fairly typical.

 

 

 

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jerseychicadee
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Howdy Ken from Evergreen!!

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Jocelyn
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Welcome Ken!

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Susan Wagner
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Hi Ken, Welcome to CGO! 

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 John
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Welcome Ken, Your in the right place to improve your Bluegrass picking

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John
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Posted by: @k2kwiatgmail-com

Hi All,

Have been lurking on the site for awhile so it's time to officially intro.

Ken from Evergreen, Colorado -- in the mountains West of Denver at 7700'.  About a 1/3 of the way up to the Summit County ski areas from Denver.

Originally grew up in Michigan but haven't lived there since university days (U of M undergrad).

Crazy music route to where I am today. Classically trained woodwind through early adult years -- Saxophone was primary instrument.

But about a year ago, wanted to re-engage in music as I was bored with an early retirement an need a focus for my OCD. So now have been working hard at guitar and Dobro.  I take classes at a great community music school that we have in Denver called SwallowHill.  I'm in a beginning Bluegrass ensemble there but typically play Dobro as we usually have plenty of guitarists. I really enjoy flat-picking and fingerstyle guitar although I'm a novice to those styles. Love rock but I'm definitely enjoying learning bluegrass, country, folk, and Irish music.

Also, to leverage some of my woodwind background, I do play Whistle too (think tin whistle, penny whistle, irish whistle).  Occasionally it fits well on fiddle tunes especially those that have an Irish origin. Sounds great with fiddles.

So, greetings from the high country! 👍 

 

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 rg
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@k2kwiatgmail-com Not in California

 

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