It seems like every time I get the snow cleared this year there is more the next morning .. or at least in a couple of days. But as the snows finally subside and Mother Nature ushers in nicer weather, then we finally pick up some longer days of sunlight and outdoor picking season gets into full swing. This year I am SO ready to sit on my porch or head to the lake and enjoy evenings with friends picking out some tunes or figuring out that new lick. There are a few events that are quickly approaching that help to signal that return to nicer days … first the Kansas Bluegrass Association is hosting their Winter Bluegrass Festival at the Wichita Marriott in east Wichita [you can check out their website for all the details and a great lineup]. Then, there are two half way to Winfield parties one in the Kansas City area and a camping event in the west campground at the Cowley County Fairgrounds in Winfield. I can’t wait to get back out there in under the trees, play some tunes and remember how cold it was this winter. We hope to see you out there this spring. Stay warm.