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10 Minutes on Stage

Posted by banjowannabe on Sunday, June 5, 2011

Went down to Kentucky to do a little mission work for our church - helping to patch up some homes in Appalachia.  Took the banjo, assuming that there would be other players to jam with after the work was done.  With groups there from Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee, I was surprised that there weren't any other players.  I am usually a sit around the house and pick for my own enjoyment type of player, so I was looking forward to playing with others.  At the end of the week, there was a "talent" show, and I got drafted  to play as part of our church groups presentation.  I've never played in front of a large group before, and was more than a little nervous.  Just did a couple of numbers - Shucking the Corn and the Beverly Hillbillies theme - then did backup music for a story teller.  I was blown away.  Would of thought I was a rock star.  The crowd was clapping along and singing to the Beverly Hillbillies.  They even knew I was playing Shuckin the Corn (unlike the northern brethren from my church).  It was great fun and makes me want to get out a little more.  Going fishing with friends over Father's Day, and those guys will bring instruments, so I get another chance to expand my music horizons.  Even bought a modeling processor to take with me,  since those guys will be doing mostly rock and roll and blues, and the processor makes it easy for me to fit in with that music.  Pick on, Fish on.  Brian

2 comments on “10 Minutes on Stage”

Karen Kruske Says:
Sunday, June 5, 2011 @9:03:51 AM

What a great experience. Glad they appreciated your music. Have fun on FD.

RatLer Says:
Monday, June 6, 2011 @3:20:13 PM

They say once get that first step out of the way it get easier....I keep falling backwards on the first step!!!


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