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The Cafe...

Posted by RatLer on Friday, November 18, 2011

The Dayton Art Institute (Museum), where I work P/T in the evenings, Has remodeled their cafe' and renamed it as "The Cafe"...... Americana type atmosphere to compliment the Norman Rockwell exhibit, American Chronicles, that just started this week. During the  special exhibit, The Cafe will be having live music/poetry readings on Thursday evenings. Well I got asked/volunteered to play one evening next month....Dec. 15th. Never done anything like this before. Guess I'm a little nervous but excited as well. I've always been a little leery of getting on stage for banjo contests and such, so this, though not "on stage" is going to be a bit of a hurdle for me. If I make it over without making a complete fool of myself, I hope I'll feel more comfortable about getting stage and maybe look for opportunities to do so in the future!! I do have someone going to play dog-house bass with me, BHO'er, "MoonPie50", and provide for moral support...LOL Wish me luck and we'll see how it goes....

By the way, if you're in or passing through the Dayton area, stop in and see the Norman Rockwell exhibit. Its amazing....!!!



17 comments on “The Cafe...”

DrBob Says:
Friday, November 18, 2011 @9:01:15 AM

You da' man, Greg-knock 'em dead! Do our posse proud ;-)

Gibby Says:
Friday, November 18, 2011 @7:17:19 PM

Hey Greg I will try to get down there to watch. What time does it start?

rgoad Says:
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @5:31:20 AM

Thursday Evenings at The Cafe
During the run of American Chronicles, November 12 - February 5, the Cafe will also be open on Thursday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Cafe will offer a variety of delicious small plate options, paired with selected wines and beer.

RatLer Says:
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @4:25:56 PM

Yeah....what Rick said... :-)

Where you been Rick?

Paul R Says:
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @8:26:11 PM

Break a leg, Greg! Just don't be surprised that a venue with food has lots of people more interested in the food than the music. If you become musical wallpaper, it's because they want to eat and drink! On the other hand, maybe they will listen. So, either way, be relaxed about it. It's your show - play it your way.

joemac Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @4:39:50 AM

Go for it Greg, your more than the man for the job!!!!!

dgill Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @5:50:52 AM

Good luck Greg, you'll have them listening and tapping their feet I am sure of it.

RatLer Says:
Monday, November 21, 2011 @4:34:57 AM

Thanks Dr Bob, Gibby, Paul, Joe, Donnie, Rick...Should be pretty laid back atmosphere. I'm picking out my tunes and I'm going to have a music stand with the words in case I have any brain freezes...LOL

DrBob Says:
Monday, November 21, 2011 @11:33:46 AM

May the force be with you!!!!!

Gibby Says:
Monday, November 21, 2011 @7:42:54 PM

Greg I have played with you and watch you to many times to know you are not going to have a brain freeze. You will will do just fine.

Greg Allen Says:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @12:54:14 PM

Go for it Greg you'll do a great job lol

RatLer Says:
Friday, December 16, 2011 @8:52:49 AM

Well...I did it...Vanessa, the bass player did a great job, and I, well, I made some noise...LOL

Gibby Says:
Friday, December 16, 2011 @10:34:53 AM

The both of you did fine, the wife and I enjoyed it very much.

RatLer Says:
Friday, December 16, 2011 @10:37:41 AM

Thanks, Gibby... We'll have to get the jam sessions going again....

Moonpie50 Says:
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @6:45:53 PM

ha ha!!! Just ran across this after getting back on the hangout. Man I sure had a lot of fun pickin with ya Ratler. You have inspired me to pick the ole 5 string back up and blow the dust off my murphy dvd's lol. I forgot how much fun the banjo was. It will give me something to do this winter while it is cold out side. Besides beatin on the bass. I just wanted everyone to know how great you did at DAI. I sure enjoyed seeing Gibby again too, it was really a fun time.

dannnjo Says:
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @7:06:12 PM

Glad u r a part of the DAI, it'll be a blessing

RatLer Says:
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @7:18:56 AM

Thanks, Dan. Been part-time (security) for 6 years now. 3 nights a week plus my 'real' job is gettin' old...or maybe I'm gettin old... :-0

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