As a mother, it was heartwarming to watch her in action with a group of people who love, know, and are passionate about the music she is passionate about...her "tribe." Even though most are more than twice her age, they "get" her on another level that even I am not on and I love them all for it and for encouraging her. Haley had a gig with John Whelan and her brother, Dylan, the day before camp so John (and our friend, Kira) rode with us to North Carolina. Haley and John did live Facebook feeds in the car on the way there and with a few other musicians while at camp.
The thing I love the most about the musicians who teach at Swannanoa is the fun they have together. Here are a few videos demonstrating that fun...
Here are a just a few pics....
|Haley with her "guitar master" Alan Murray.|
|John Whelan, Haley, and Kevin Crawford|
|Haley with her one of her favorite fiddlers to jam with, Colin Farrell.|
Haley was also very lucky this week to get a chance to meet and spend hours talking to Janis Ian about her experiences as a talented, young musician, as an author, and about college options as Janis has been a guest lecturer at a number of schools Haley is considering.
|Haley with Janis Ian.|
We are always sad when the week is over and Haley has to wait another year to have this large a group of colleagues to make music with at one time.