Testimonials 2019-11-23T00:37:07+00:00

           “An IGE immersion is like no musical excursion you will participate in. It’s incomparable to any vacation – becoming a community in a foreign land to appreciate culture, art and music is the way to get to know a city like you never can sightseeing alone. On Immersions you are simultaneously a traveller and at home with a group of common minded people.” – Paul Hoffman, Greensky Bluegrass

           “For me, the IGE immersion is truly unique. It’s not a gig, it’s not a vacation, it’s an opportunity to be who we are, among friends. Lovers of culture, of language, of food, of lifestyle. Its about special musical collaborations in sublime settings. It’s about sharing laughter and wonder and song in enchanting European locations. It’s about tuning in to the local vibe and rhythms and soaking them up. It’s less about performing music, and more about playing it out of joy, inspiration and gratitude fueled by the immersive experience.” – Keith Moseley, String Cheese Incident

           “The opportunity to see disparate artists join together in multiple formats, to watch their musical language at work, creating new harmonious wholes, was awe-inspiring.” – Zak Gordon

   “My IGE Barcelona immersion experience exceeded anything I could have possibly imagined, and I have a very good imagination. It was so well planned by the IGE staff, the music, art, and venues were so well curated, and it all flowed so smoothly. Most especially, it was designed to offer intimacy and spontaneity, to encourage an atmosphere of co-creation, and to express the whole as truly greater than the sum of its parts. What magic! I can’t wait for the chance to explore and connect again with such a wonderful community of folks in Lisbon!” – Andrew Heinz

           “I had a fantastic time. I wasn’t sure what to expect but felt truly immersed–no other word truly applies–with my favorite music. I loved the venues you found and how the music was seamlessly integrated with the art and architecture around us. Some of the experiences (the Holly Bowling concert at MEAM comes to mind) were truly stunning. I also liked the ratio of group activities to free time for exploring.” – Wendy Gordon

           “Just as there was “Nothing like a Grateful Dead show”, there is nothing like the IGE experience. I’m still high from it and there will be lifelong memories and, I expect, ongoing relationships. Extremely well organized, seamlessly designed, thoughtful artists. A very classy operation. Folks were smiling even when it was rainy. Help was always nearby. AND THE MUSIC WAS TOPS!. – Barry Elkin

           “At first I was hesitant to attend this event as a solo. I’m forever grateful I made the leap and signed up. Less than 24 hours in – the experience had more than paid for itself. The warmth of the group, talent and graciousness of the musicians, and attentiveness of the staff combined to make for one of the best vacations I have ever taken.” – Reed Lewis

           “Thank you so much for the memories! May the Universe return to you the blessings you shared with us tenfold!” – Brenda Hann

           “I have been on more than my share of wonderful travels and adventures in my lifetime, but the trip to Barcelona was super duper extra Special! What a special experience to be a part of a living breathing music troupe coming together! The music and the people helped me reset myself vibrationally, and emotionally! – Alessandra Schwartz

           “Music, travel, friends. No other festival captures the intimacy and creativity of an Immersion. There’s just nothing else like it. This year’s immersion was equally mind-blowing as last year’s.” -Susi Bouse

“Mind-blowing is an understatement for what we experienced in Barcelona, on many levels. From the music, the architecture, the food, the people, the IGE staff & production crew who worked so hard to make it all happen & run smoothly….Barcelona was an exhilarating adventure that we’ll be talking about for a long time to come.” – Joel Tarantal 

           “An absolutely fabulous experience… We have been around the block a few times and I can say that in almost 50 years of listening to this music and being a part of this community, this was our finest experience ever.” – Ron and Lili Zweibaum

      “Unforgettable. The City of Venice – its people, history and culture – was beyond my wildest imagination. Our IGE hosts and fellow travelers were kind and wondrous. The musicians were bellissimo – in performance and in spirit. Living in the villa along the canal, I felt like a Venetian.”  – Michael Jon Samuels, Qello Concerts 

          “Hands down the best musical experience I’ve ever had. If there’s a heaven, it’s pretty close to being immersed for 10 days with great musicians in a beautiful setting, surrounded by friends old and new.” – Dave F.

“We had an amazing experience with IGE in Venice. The performances and friendliness of the unbelievably talented musicians and outstanding hospitality of the hosts exceeded our expectation. It was truly a memorable experience which we will always cherish.”  – Jason Eig Partner at Blank Rome LLP & his AWESOME wife Heather Eig

                         “Nothing beats immersing yourself in a beautiful city like Venice, surrounded by live music and kind folks – truly a unique travel experience!” – Melissa Herman 

              “Our trip was an incredible experience that approached was almost surreal with the level of camaraderie that we enjoyed with the artists and our fellow travelers. Friendships that will last our lifetime!” – Peter H.

“I just want to tell you that our time together in Venice was one of the best times of my life. I feel that I understand the concepts around immersion and flow as I never have before. I loved everything you did to make our time here transformative and engaging and crazy fun. And full of heart.”  – Vanessa

“Great Music, Great Venues, a well thought out program that blends music, local culture and a truly unique intimate experience with like minded music freaks- you won’t find this elsewhere.” – Todd Z.

“We had the time of our lives and became so fully immersed in music and art that our hearts were exuberant! This experience is like no other with musical talent and fellowship beyond compare.” – Emily S.

“After augmenting our Venetian Immersion with subsequent expeditions to Florence and Rome, we have finally safely, albeit somewhat sadly, arrived back home in Philadelphia. The abrupt difference in the view from our bedroom window this morning from weeks past was a rude awakening, to be sure, but we are indeed most grateful for the abundance of joyful memories from this excursion which replay so vividly in our nightly dreams, and which will no doubt continue to titillate our souls for time eternal.Our deepest and most humble thanks to everyone who participated in and made possible this most extraordinary and magical event.” – Tanto amore,  Stu and Maria

“Venice washed over me like a wave, and touched all the senses. We saw amazing art & were treated to fantastic music everyday we got to be with friends old & new, and what more could you ask for? Yes, Yes, Yes!” – Joel

“What a special way to explore a new place! I really loved settling in and getting to know my surroundings as well as spending time with new and old friends. The music was icing on the cake and a pleasure to be a part of!” – Jilian

“One of the peak experiences of my life, and I’ve had (more than) a few!” – Greg

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Ross James
Ross JamesMulti-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Singer
Ross was a founding member of the band American Jubilee, and has shared the stage with many greats including Phil Lesh, John Scofield, Chris Robinson, Warren Haynes, Stanley Jordan, John Mayer, and more.
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Holly Bowling
Holly BowlingPianist, Keyboardist and Composer
Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling, who is infuses jam band music with a technically advanced,
emotionally rich style.
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Nicki Bluhm
Nicki BluhmSinger, Songwriter, Guitarist
California native Nicki Bluhm is a singer, songwriter and performer. In 2008 Bluhm released her first album, Toby’s Song and with its release put together her band The Gramblers. Nicki went on to release her second effort Driftwood (2012) establishing her and the band as a nationally touring act.
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Paul Hoffman
Paul HoffmanSinger, Songwriter, Mandolinist, Guitarist
Founding member, singer, songwriter and mandolin player for the award winning folk/americana outfit Greensky Bluegrass.
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Anders Beck
Anders BeckDobro, Lap Steel
Anders Beck plays dobro, or resonator guitar, or drop steel in the progressive American musical group Greensky Bluegrass.
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Grahame Lesh
Grahame LeshGuitarist, Songwriter, Singer
Based in the musical hotbed of Marin County, California, Grahame Lesh is a guitar player and singer songwriter for Midnight North & the Terrapin Family Band.
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Scott Law
Scott LawGuitarist, Songwriter, Vocalist
Multifaceted artist Scott Law is an accomplished guitar master, songwriter, vocalist and solo recording artist operating at the very highest level of his craft. Law is a fearless improviser circulating with legendary Bluegrass, American Roots, Rock and Jamband luminaries.
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Elliott Peck
Elliott PeckGuitarist, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Singer
Elliott Peck is a singer, songwriter and musician originally from the Midwest, who currently resides in San Francisco, California. She plays keyboards, guitar, sings and writes for the band Midnight North, which include guitarist/songwriter Grahame Lesh.
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Matt Butler
Matt ButlerConductor, Drummer
Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler corrals the musicians to create wondrous aural creations that defy genre and even get the audience involved in the song-creating process.
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Eric Krasno
Eric KrasnoProducer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Two-time Grammy winning guitarist, musician and producer best known for his work with Soulive, Lettuce, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Pretty Lights.
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Jilian Nershi
Jilian NershiGuitarist, Songwriter, Singer
Jilian, a guitarist, singer and songwriter co -founded Honkytonk Homeslice the summer of 2004 with her husband Bill Nershi and Scott Law.
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Bill Nershi
Bill NershiGuitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Bill Nershi has delighted countless fans as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the String Cheese Incident, Honkytonk Homeslice and The Emmitt-Nershi Band.
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