Hello to all my Dreamwalkers Family and Friends. . . I had an amazing experience over the past few days. I call it my Guitar Heaven Weekend. On Saturday, I got to rehearse with our own Tony Sheppard. Tony is a great player, teacher, and friend. He is lyrical, technically skilled, warm, and inventive as a player. I feel more confident in my own playing by just being in the same room with him. It is a great honor and privilege to playing alongside such a wonderful player. Saturday evening, Carla and I travelled to the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg to see our friend, Shaun Hopper. Shaun is a virtuoso player, comfortable in so many styles, especially the Chet Atkins style, and a great songwriter as well. What a treat to sit up close and watch him in a small club, playing what he wants and having fun with it. It's always fun to see Shaun and we do it often. Finally, on Sunday, Carla and I journeyed to Orlando to see Tommy Emmanuel. We got a chance to meet him and he graciously signed my guitar and gave me a set of strings he thought would work well with it. We also spoke about the Guitars 4 Vets program and he told the crowd about it during the show. He was brilliant, inspiring, funny, warm, tender, and electrifying. Live music is very healing especially when played by such great players as Tony Sheppard, Shaun Hopper, and the master, Tommy Emmanuel.