WILLIAMSBURG, VA  October 30 through November 1st, 2009



Photo by Linda Morgan, All other photos copyright Chuck Thompson, unless other photographer is listed in file name


Special Halloween Night Extravaganza!

Captions by Gregg Miner

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Stephen Bennett came as his own great-grandfather, with "sexy pirate" Susan Taylor

The pope came as, what else...?
With Bruce Labadie
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Is nothing sacred?
Bruce (monk) and Cindi (nun) Labadie
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Joe  Morgan (stage manager) and Linda Morgan (staff)
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Linda kindly swapped skirts with Ms. Mike Doolin
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Bob Hartman as Sherlock Holmes, still searching for Dyer clues...
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Andy and Kitty Wahlberg, both equally fetching

Stacy Hobbs, painted by Susan Taylor
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Frank Doucette as "Boris the Spider" with wife Christa Percival as Little Miss Muffet
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Jim and DeAnn Worland

Viking Rick Wortzel

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Featured Guest Hirokatsu Takai even got into the act.

The real fun was seeing the costumed performers onstage... Joe Giacoio singing and playing in a penguin suit.... Brad Hoyt as Indiana Jones 
See the Video!
Stephen Bennett as his great-grandfather...
See the Video!
...and Matt Thomas as Stephen Bennett 
See the Duet with SB!
Video 2
          Video 3
Frank Doucette: 6 hands are better than 2 Carter Lancaster as a "defeated Ninja" 
See Video 1
             Video 2
I got rid of my robes to do a song as Droopy Dog 
See the Video!
John Doan as Jimi Hendrix (though "Michael Jackson" got more votes) Andy did the entire Bohemian Rhapsody in full minstrel attire 
See the Video!
Not to be outdone by the master showman, I came back out at David Crosby 
See the Video!
Stacy Hobbs Andreas David & Katja Brauneis
Bad Drew Baldwin & Juke Joint Johnny Featured Guest Hirokatsu Takai
See Video 1
         Video 2
Stephanie Jackson
See the Video!

              Sunday Performances (street attire)

Jason Carter
See Video 1
         Video 2
Andy Wahlberg
See the Video!
Rex James (Dave & Tone Powell)
See the Video!
Brad Hoyt
See the Video!
Pete Bradshaw Gregg Miner Matt Thomas Stephen Bennett

Workshops and Features of the Weekend
Jason Carter Close Up

Matt Thomas Close Up 

Blues Harp Guitar with Drew Baldwin & Juke Joint Johnny

Hirokatsu Takai

Luthier’s Forum

Hosted by Rich Mermer

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Recording the Harp Guitar

An interactive workshop with Kim Person  =

John Doan Workshop

Harp guitar technique with professor Doan

What’s New in Harp Guitar Scholarship

Knutsen and Dyer updates with Gregg Miner and Bob Hartman

Gonky’s Guitar

Stephen Bennett

What’s New at Gregg Miner's "State of the Union" address
The Harp Guitar Gathering Manifesto: Presented by Stephen Bennett and the HGG Board  

Behind the Scenes

and hanging out...

See the Video!

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