Jason and Shannon had the privilege and honor of being able to travel abroad for 7 weeks this summer after Lark Camp. They traveled to India, Istanbul, Italy, France, Amsterdam and England. Many friends were made, many teachers were met, and they managed to limit the instruments brought home to three. Shannon returned with her very own Darbuka and Jason came home with two sitars. The traditional one will remain in his personal collection, but the Rock and Roll Sitar (donated by our friend in Goa, Rocky) will be part of the library's collection.
Another incredible year at Lark was had this year. The library was a huge hit, and was filled at all hours with jam sessions, people hanging out, and even a few small performances. Not only was every instrument that was checked out returned, but we even left with more instruments than we came with. Thank you to our many donors! We are hoping to return next year and have even more success. Here's a photo from our first performance!
Jason has worked magic! In preparation for the library's inaugural year at Lark In the Morning Camp this summer, Jason has customized his box truck (to be used as a mobile library) to include a drop down stage for performances, workshops, jam sessions, etc. The stage opens from the side of the truck, operated by remote control and is completely powered by solar energy! We are so excited to bring this new venue with us to camp this year!
Exciting announcement! Jason and Shannon will be attending NAMM this January to promote the library and see the current haps in the music industry. They hope to network, learn about the music business, and maybe even bring back an instrument or two! Watch this space, and keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates of their adventure!