Workshops are a huge hit at most festivals these days, even the smaller venues are holding them. As anyone who attempts to attend a workshop can tell you, "ya betta git there early", yes that's right, the line is down the hall and around the corner if it's indoors, and twenty deep if outdoors. And why not? Who wouldn't want to get tips from the likes of Adam Steffey, Michael Cleveland, Leigh and Eric Gibson, Audie Blaylock and other top touring musicians as well as gifted teachers like August Watters, Rich Stillman and others. I found it interesting to see people of all ages, male and female, eager to learn our music. This tells me that the odds are good that this music will carry on and hopefully grow to where more musicians will be able to make their living doing what they love.