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First Gig

Posted by TimDreamer on Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Hoo~boy, have I had flutters in the stomach all week long thinking about this morning.  Our church had a Cowboy Breakfast for the men and I was asked to play the banjo for them.  I have never performed before a bigger audience than one (my wife at home) and this morning I took the stage by myself in front of close to a hundred people.  Having only had my banjo for five months and only two lessons with an instructor I was understandably nervous.  However, as I joked with them about how my banjo hero started out in the 20's and 30's before Earl and Snuffy and Grandpa Jones and Steve Martin, he used the banjo to sing to his sweetheart Darla, Alfalfa sang: "My Dog Has Fleas."  My stomach had settled down enough and I got through Bile Dem Cabbage, Banjo in the Hollow and Blackberry Blossom.  It was with great relief that I could stand up, put my banjo in the case and walk off the stage without my legs folding up underneath me...... LoL.  A lot of firsts this year.... all because I bought a banjo and attempted to play it.

8 comments on “First Gig”

Texasbanjo Says:
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @7:58:48 AM

Spammer above. She's been locked out.

Jane C Says:
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @2:52:33 PM

Well done brave man. Pity the lady above wasn't more interested in banjo.

TimDreamer Says:
Monday, June 18, 2012 @5:17:07 PM

Too true, Jane. If she'd of seen a picture of me she wouldn't have been leaving that kind of message for me.... LoL.

crankshaft Says:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @6:12:10 AM

Good job Tim , those were not exactly (elementary) type songs you performed. Always remember when you are performing for a small crowd-- you are probably the only banjo picker there which makes you the BEST banjo picker there..... Keep us posted on your progress.

TimDreamer Says:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @4:15:12 AM

Wow, Gary.... I never thought of it that way before. I WAS the only banjo picker there..... :-).

wroop Says:
Friday, August 17, 2012 @8:18:28 AM

I'm sure you did a great job and I envy your bravery.

TimDreamer Says:
Friday, August 17, 2012 @9:40:04 AM

Thanks, Bill.

muzzlehatch Says:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @7:55:17 AM

Well done Tim - that was very brave of you!

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