National Guitar Workshop (NGW) has unfortunately filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy canceling the summer's workshops. This is quite unfortunate, especially for students like myself who have prepaid and made non-refundable travel arrangements. And who knows whether there will be refunds forthcoming or not.
For those already committed to travel and seeking alternative arrangements, I know of at least two events that are being scheduled for Austin and DC area.
- Ted Hall of Austin Guitar School (and former NGW instructor) is going to hold a blues camp the week of July 15-20 for experienced players for only $450. If you were planning on being in Austin for NGW and play guitar, bass or drums and want to focus on the blues, I encourage you to get in touch with Austin Guitar School ASAP to find out more. Ted is an awesome instructor and I'm sure it will be a lot of fun. He's also investigating playing out at a couple of local blues Jams. Contact Austin Guitar School via email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site or phone 512.442.2880.
- Pat and Michael Kaunitz are working with former NGW instructor Tobias Hurwitz and James Hogan for a 6 day/5 night event falling between July 25-30 in the West Virginia Mountains. They have a huge cabin booked that sits atop a mountain to accomodate 12 students (first come first served), two instructors, a cook, and 2 dogs. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Please help spread the word on these events. Or if you know of other events that might coincide with NGW's previously scheduled classes, please add to the comments below.
In case you have any doubt about Ted Hall's chops or instructional abilities, here's a video of him ripping it up on Black Magic Woman from NGW Austin last year.