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Sometime Bluegrass Band

Posted by MiG-19 on Friday, October 26, 2012


You may recall that a few months ago, someone posted on here that they were looking for a bluegrass band on Okinawa.  I answered the post, as I jam with the only bluegrass band on Okinawa, "The Sometime Bluegrass Band".  Me answering that post has led to a gig on Kadena Air Base for the Sometime Bluegrass Band today at their Fall Festival.  They are expecting over two thousand people.  I'm not playing with them today, but I am really looking forward to the festival and seeing the crowd reaction to some really good bluegrass played by some talented Japanese musicians.



4 comments on “Sometime Bluegrass Band”

garman Says:
Friday, October 26, 2012 @5:04:49 PM

Gosh Jay, that is awesome, I really miss my time on Okinawa. Sure would like to return for a visit. Are you playing some gigs with them. I know with Al your playing has to be very good. Keep us posted. What is the yen exchange rate there these days. I heard it was really low for quite a while now. Best of luck in your banjo journey.

MiG-19 Says:
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @4:31:08 AM

Garman, thanks a lot! The gig went great yesterday. I have been jamming with these guys, but no playing gigs with them. For this one yesterday they brought in a banjo player from Tokyo, and the regular banjo player watched from the sidelines. The yen rate here is about 79, which means that it's pretty darn expensive, but a great place to be. Thanks again!

tommyjo Says:
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @10:03:15 AM

I'll bet the crowd reaction will be priceless, especially if you wear your kilt! Enjoy Jay! I have never been to Okinawa. I spent 3 weeks in Nagoya when I worked for INTAT, sister company of Aisin Seiki.

garman Says:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @12:09:30 AM

Crap, when I was there in the mid 80's yen rate was at least 250 to the dollar. It really has gotten expensive.

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