Posted by john leary on Thursday, November 25, 2010
Well tonight we're playing at our first bluegrass club.
It's at The Grove in leeds which has a regular bluegrass night every month, and because they have'nt got a guest on tonight it's more of an informal night with scratch bands and others, and our band will get to do 1/2 hour spot.
What's also nice about The Grove is that, as well as the concert room, there's another three rooms where everyone gets to warm up before going into do their spot.
In other words 'wall to wall bluegrass'. Now is that utopia or what?
Jane C Says:
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @7:46:27 AM
Good luck John.
Dan Sparkman Says:
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @7:49:13 AM
Knock 'em dead, kid!
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @8:07:29 AM
I know you'll be well liked! giving all 'The Buddies' Best wishes from Joanie & me
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @9:44:52 AM
Hey John give it your best shot and enjoy the moment. The half hour will pass in what feels like seconds.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @10:22:41 AM
Yep, the spirit of banjo will be beside ya man!!!.knock em dead John.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @10:32:02 AM
A "utopia"... a bunch of wannabees warmin' up???? Perhaps a "cacophony" would be a bit more apt. But I jest with ya John... good luck and just relax and let go! (THAT IS with your pickin' son... not yer sphincter!)
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @10:46:50 AM
Good Luck John !
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @12:06:20 PM
Hope it all goes well.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @3:00:51 PM
Well done John, all the best with that! Bryan.
john leary Says:
Friday, November 26, 2010 @11:29:27 AM
Hi all. Thanks for all the encouraging comments!
Well we all got there and had a good warm-up in one of the pub's side rooms.
We were invited into the concert room about 9-30. The room was full.
We were all mic'd up individually (having been used to a single mic system).
Then we were indroduced has being the special act of the evening (no pressure then?). Probably cause we're a new band on the block.
We played 9 songs and then, aided and abetted by the M/C, the screaming and hollering came from the audience for another (a slight exaggeration about the screaming and hollering).
They were a lovely appreciative audience and want us come back in the future, with the organizers wanting us to play at their picking festival next July.
As for us? We were pretty pleased how we performed. In fact we're still on a high.
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