Well, thank you. That was very kind. Since the first post about getting together and organizing such an event, Carverfest sure has come a long way. Every year, it seems as if we could not possibly top the one we had the year before. Each year, I am pleasantly surprised that is not the case. Each year brings it own uniqueness and I'm quite sure that at this year’s event, we will not be disappointed in the least.
Without all that attend, Carverfest would not be what it is. Many people go above and beyond the call of duty to make this event happen, most of which is behind the scenes. My good friends James and Dave deserve as much credit as I do to make this happen, for without their efforts we would have no forum that was the catalyst to get Carverfest launched in the first place. My hat goes off to them with many thanks.
While I'm not dismissing altogether all of the work I have done over the years [because it is a lot of work/planning/coordination], I guess I'm saying that I'm not the only one. I will say this though. It's worth every damned minute I spend on it! It has become an event that brings together the best of Bob's work, his fans and "the man himself"...all in one location. Not to mention the other stellar jewels of audio that just so happen to show up for all to hear.
Throughout the years, we have tried and tried to offer a live, streaming video of the happenings as the event unfolds. We have collectively come to the conclusion that live streaming won’t happen as it is just too difficult to get it done with limited internet access, trees blocking the signal path, equipment needed, limited funds, etc.
What we will try our best to do this year is have a thread dedicated to events and happenings that occur at CF, as they unfold. Anybody who is attending is welcome to chime in and offer what they have observed throughout the day [everyday]. Of course, this all depends on the connectivity to the internet but as I mentioned, we will try our best. Those that are not attending will be welcomed to chime in with questions or comments so long as the internet connection is up.
I am very proud of what Carverfest has become and I hope that when I pass, Carverfest will be a tradition that will carry on for many a decade helping to keep Bob’s legacy alive and kicking.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.