I kind of stuck with old favorites this year and it worked well for me. I depend on the evening concerts to give me exposure to the new. I didn't see anything new this year that thrilled me enough to overcome my love of the Amidons, Finestkind, and the Arrogant Worms, though I was interested and pleased with what I saw of the Press Gang and Scott Ainslie. There were some acts that showed tremendous skill and musical scholarship but didn't thrill me at all with performance. I guess that's negative enough, so I'll stop there.