GottaGetGon 2007 Photo Gallery
New Folk + Crump, Kilrain, Bracken, ...
... these folks and many more ...
on day or dance (below) - photos in chronological order
The GottaGetGon is more a modest sized gathering of folk music
loving friends than a bigger festival of strangers. There is
always something to do but you don't feel cramped. The Pickin' &
Singin' Gatherin' (PSG) has sponsored the GottaGetGon festival since
1970 starting as a members-only affair. Years later it was opened
to the general music loving public but has still retained its small
friendly, non-commercial, atmosphere. Folks are encouraged to
join PSG to be more intimately involved in the musical / social
activities, but many non-members join us on a regular (or irregular)
basis at GGG; of course they probably miss house parties,
the members-only affair over labor day weekend - "The Last Gasp".
The photos in this gallery cover a broad part of the activities, many
but far from all, and are arranged in roughly chronological order.
You''ll see professionals performing in concerts & leading
workshops, as well as joining in the casual activities just like paying
members and the public.
Many of the photos show the general flavor of GGG - though each person
has a somewhat different perspective, due in part to the minimal
structure; one learns to create a personal structure at GGG :-)
photos are better understood in context (ie. you had to be there) like
seeing Bill Spence and Dave Crump exchanging a seemingly unending
series of verses to some old song first learned at summer camp or
elementary school and extended with the silliness & sophistication
advancing age and sense of whimsy.
I hope you enjoy these photos. - Howie
Paraphrase of comments of a recent performer:
At GGG, and PSG in general, it's not pretentious and
competitive; it's said to be a place where love rules instead of
While we may not be quite that good - the
direction is right. - ed.
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