I'll be there. Here's my official blurb about my workshop.
Are you seeking to unlock the secrets of how to play the musical saw? Don't torture yourself with feelings of being ripped, or hacked off because there aren't any musical saw workshops at your local festivals. Your wait is over. Here's your golden opportunity. Hop the nearest great metal bird in sky, dirigible, horseless carriage, boxcar, or your prefered mode of transport, to this year's 2004 Northwest Folklife Festival. The good folks there have just confirmed that I, Reggie Miles, will once again be hosting a musical saw workshop,(my second) titled: (drum roll please)
How To Play The Musical Saw In 80 Minutes (Or Less)
Saturday May 29th, 12:00-1:20 PM in the Learning Lab
I'll also be collecting names of those interested in joining the Sawplayers Association of Washington State (SAWS). An organization bent on keeping this nearly lost art form alive.
Yes, soon the entire Northwest will be teeming with musical saw players. I've already given out info to probably a hundred folks, about where they could purchase their own musical saws. There are now three locations in the Seattle metropolitan area where one can purchase a bonafide musical saw. It won't be long. I can see it now. Musical saw players will be on every street corner. Musical saws will replace guitars as the instrument of choice for all musicians. Saw bands with band saws will spring up everywhere. Symphonies will be replaced by sawphonies. It'll be a movement, a revolution!
Let's boldly saw what no man has sawn before!
The latest details are posted at my new, (and improved) website's Calendar page. www.geocities.com/nobro2
I also have a single performance scheduled on the Exhibition Hall Lawn Stage on Saturday at 3:00PM. This year I'm excited to announce that I'll be performing all of my original songs. I hope to saw ya there.
If I don't see ya in the future, I'll saw ya in the pasture.