Ken has announced the Big Sur Bose Bash on April 24/25th. We can leave the other 'thread' for all the official announcements and details as they unfold, and we can discuss the event here.
So this is the place to ask questions, make suggestions, arrange car-pools, and all that comes to mind.
Big Sur Bose Bash Links:
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> General Discussion Questions, suggestions, arrangements (you are here)
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Travel Times, Distances
Question: How do I get from the Big Sur Lodge to the Hidden Barn (the site of the main events)
Answer: (from Joseph)
Just going up the dirt road to the mountain top is an event in itself (give it a good 20 minutes from the Lodge... four wheel drives are best... though I make it up easily with my old mini-van which tracks like a palomino.
- When we have a better idea of how many and how often folks are moving between the two sites, we'll get the details worked out.
Question: How long does it take to drive from the most local airports to Big Sur
Answer: (from Ken)
SFO airport is 2.5 hrs away. San Jose 1.5 hrs. Monterey airport (tricky if fog) is 45 mins.
Question: Will Cliff-at-Bose (Cliff Henricksen) be there on both days (Monday and Tuesday)?
Question: What are the Big Sur Natives and the Hidden Barn?
Joseph has got a photo essay going from recent shows at the Hidden Barn
This is where we're going to be folks!
Sounds like it's gonna be such a cool gathering~~
However I think I should point out. that it takes me close to a little over hour an a half to get to the River Inn from Santa Cruz. And that's if the traffic and weather is good~~
Being a local, I would honestly say that it's more like a two hour drive from San Jose and close to three hours from San Francisco. Highway 1 quickly becomes a two lane highway with lots of 'slow~down~for~curves' wheel grasping~~
So allow your self a liberal amount of time to make the drive if you're coming from SJ of SF airport. Plus, you're gonna want to pull over and check out some of the views. Photos galore!!
People come from thousands of miles away just to see the rocky pacific coast line~~and Bose-O's~~it's so worth it. Take your time~~
I'm so wanting to go, just hoping I can get the time off.
Question: Anybody thinking about coming in early, like Saturday or Sunday? It would be great to get together for some type of weekend jam with some of you. Of course, all we need is a flat spot and a couple of 110V outlets (depending on the weather). I can almost certainly do the weekend and part of Monday.
Not that I want to promote "Bose Burnout", or anything.........but something "informal" might be fun.
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Is this a wife/GF/family campout or do you have an opinion one way or the other? I guess it becomes a matter of how to best allocate hang time with so much to do? Still trying to figure it all out...
My wife and I are planning on driving up Saturday, hopefully arriving in time for a Big Sur sunset over the ocean (roughly 7:20).
Sunday's going to be our play day, and we'd welcome any company for a hike, beach walk, whatever. Maybe we could meet up at breakfast, or leave word at the front desk.
Monday I expect to be at the studio all day; I figure my wife will hang for part of it, but would probably welcome a reprive if some of the significant others wanted to explore the sights.
Tuesday afternoon and evening are spoken for with Bose events; that morning is possibly available for exploring. We're tentatively planning on leaving Wednesday, but may decide to stick around for one more day.
If I don't have a gig on Saturday, April 22nd (and I don't so far and will be particular about taking anything because of the Bose-O's, unless of course, it pays good).
I'll gladly drive down the coast Saturday afternoon to meet up with anyone who's arriving early.
Plus, if the studio's not being used... I'm pretty sure we could probably get in ...
Ciao, the Joseph
Oh man, this sounds like a blast! Wish we could afford to go out there... you can bet if I still lived in Cali I'd be driving up! I used to go camping in the Big Sur area all the time.
Sounds beautiful though, I wanna hear all about it!
You wanna know, you gotta go.
It's not all that far.
PS - YGM
Is there any kind of time table or agenda yet? We're flying into San Jose from Houston on Sunday the 23rd. We thought we'd head straight to Big Sur from there. Is anything planned on the 23rd?
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We're working on a time-table and I'm hoping to have something published over the next few days.
Tentative - a big presentation Sunday night. Probably at the Big Sur Lodge (not the Hidden Barn).
Then full days and evenings at the Hidden Barn Monday and Tuesday.
Performance - Monday night - Big Sur Natives
Other Performances during the day.
Spontaneous outbursts of music welcome throughout.
Chad, remind me - You play Guitar right? What do you play (styles)?
Funny you should ask, I was just working on a "Chad's Guitar Rig History" type post in the Modelers thread you started--I'll finish it later
I'm a GIT grad, I've played 30 years and I like to think I'm pretty well-rounded. The reality of it is, like most of us, I always see room for improvement all across the board. But I try to be very versatile.
My weakest styles are traditional/fingerstyle jazz and bluegrass.
My strongest are Funk, R&B, Neo-Soul, Smooth Jazz, Pop, Rock, Reggae, African/Soukas, Zydeco, Classic Rock, Country.
If it's funky with a jazzy edge to it, I'm all over it.
My main influences are Pretty much LA studio guys, particularly from the mid-70's thru the 90's. (i.e. Larry Carlton, Steve Lukather, Paul Jackson Jr., Robben Ford, Ronnie Jordan, Lee Ritenour, Mike Landau)
That cover it?
Count me in if you need help for anything.
My S.O. is also a pretty good jazz vocalist and a wonderful background singer.
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I should arrive on site around 5 or 6 pm on Sunday, and will be up for playing: jazz, blues, rock, avant-garde, whatever. I'll be carrying my little Hohner Steinberger copy and a Digitech RP50, so any style except Flamenco and classical will work on that, although if there's a nylon-string electric-acoustic available, that's my real thing. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
How about a
Big Sur Bose Bash Swag Swap
Just for fun, if you have some band swag you might bring some along to swap with like minded folk. Or I suppose you could bring things to offer the Big Sur Natives.
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Thanks for the background and I'll be looking forward to your Guitar Rig History.
Thanks for the offer to help.
Saw your post in the when are you arriving thread - So I'll see you Sunday!
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