Thursday, January 21, 2016

Edgar Loudermilk's Alaska Fishing & Bluegrass Experience

Longtime standout bass man with a series of top bands Edgar Loudermilk will be offering a Fish and Bluegrass tour to Alaska in August. Sponsored by Edgar Loudermilk Productions and King Salmon Lodge, this four night three day experience will include daily fishing with a guide, instrumental instruction offered by top bluegrass artists, and a concert from the staff. This Alaska experience is limited to a maximum of forty participants. If you love fishing, the great outdoors, and bluegrass music take a careful look at this package will be held in August of this year.

Edgar Loudermilk

Edgar Loudermilk has played with some of the top bluegrass bands in the country including Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and IIIrd Tyme Out. He recently has formed a new band, after a couple of years touring with David Adkins as a duo. The Edgar Loudermilk band, featuring well-known guitarist Jeff Autry, with Glenn Crain on Dobro, and Jeff's son Zack Autry on mandolin is currently booking dates. 

King Salmon Lodge

Located southwest of Alaska's largest city, Anchorage, King Salmon Lodge is a luxury getaway and conference center dedicated to providing fishing and conference facilities in a rough looking, but luxurious setting for those seeking an ideal Alaska experience. To get an idea of how others have experienced the accomodations and activities at King Salmon Lodge, take a look at the Trip Advisor ratings. Used to serving as a center for meetings and small conferences, Salmon Lodge should be an ideal site for an intriguing combination of bluegrass workshops, and jamming combined with fishing and a trip to one of the country's premier bear viewing sites at Brooks Fall in Katmai National Park.

Bears at Brooks Falls

King Salmon Lodge

The Staff

The musical staff for this adventure, all sportsmen themselves, constitute a near ideal selection for fine teaching, excellent performance, and good company. Not only will participants be able to learn to play their instruments better, they'll find that good fellowship comes naturally to all these pickers. The trip should be a blast. For extensive profiles of all four players, look here

Jeff Autry

Jeff Autry has played with top bands and worked as a session musician for more than two decades. Stints with the Texas Rangers on an extended world tour, Ricky Skaggs, the Traveling McCourys, and many guest slots as a featured singer and flat picker attest to his recognition and skills.

Alan Bibey

Ever since his 1982 appearance at the World's Fair in Knoxville, Alan Bibey has been recognized as one of the most thoughtful, skilled, and innovative practitioners of the mandolin in the world. He has fronted fine bands for over two decades. An original member of The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, Blueridge, and Grasstowne he's always in demand for session work and is well known as a fine workshop leader.

Jason Davis

Jason Davis has been a professional banjo player since he was a teenager. While still only twenty-six years old, Jason has had a remarkable professional career. He has worked with Michelle Nixon & Drive, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Grasstowne, and is now a member of Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice. He has released two solo CD's. Known as one of the finest Scruggs Style banjo players around, he's also an all around good guy.

Edgar Loudermilk

Known widely as a rock solid bass player and singer/songwriter, Edgar Loudermilk is the only known bluegrass musician who's also a taxidermist. He's the ideal person to put together a bluegrass/fishing/photo experience for people who love the outdoors and bluegrass music.

The Great Atlantic Fish & Pick 2016 is scheduled for this August. The cost is currently pegged at $2650 plus airfare for three days accomodations, food, guided fishing, bluegrass instrumental instruction, concerts from the staff, and jamming. This event could stand as a  highlight in your musical and outdoor life. Give Edgar a call to find out more.

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