This week, to honor the just-announced winners of the 2018 Wayne Henderson Guitar Festival, we call out not an individual guitar, but rather one of the greatest American luthiers working today– and especially that luthier’s (and great player’s) work for youth in his area. We’re speaking of course of Wayne Henderson, and his legendary Festival.
Every June Wayne Henderson hosts on of the most culturally important music festivals in the U.S., at the amphitheater in Grayson Highlands State Park near Henderson’s home and shop in Rugby, Virginia. The guitar- and generally music-loving attendees hear great music while supporting scholarships for young musicians in the area. And at the heart of the festival is the guitar competition. Click here to see the just-announced winners.
And here’s a look at Fretboard Journal’s visit to the festival– and to Wayne Henderson’s luthier’s shop– a few years back. Click here for the article.