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Mar 4, 2019 - 1:36:25 PM

282 posts since 2/16/2014


Mighty playing. Now I know why someone tried to convince me to play a plectrum. Love the sound. I know this is sacrilegious but I’ve never been a big fan of BBB however your version has changed that. Please keep posting.

Mar 4, 2019 - 6:18:42 PM

53 posts since 11/29/2010

Originally posted by Omeboy

Many, many years ago (back in the Nineties), I had to follow Pat on the Saturday night FIGA show in New Orleans. That's something you don't forget. Of course, he was just sensational on the Vox. And as I watched him play, I was glad I had spent a long time in the woodshed. Pat ended his set to tremendous applause. As soon as I took they stage, I said to the crowd: "How would you like to follow that act!!?? Now you know who got the short straw." I think they laughed. So I did my thing and managed to keep the banjo coals simmering. First guy I saw as I left the stage was Pat. He complimented my playing. He didn't have to do that. It was
mighty kind of him and it made it all worthwhile.  Thanks for that memory, Pat, and thanks for your posts.  (I too wish more people would play original verses instead of substitutes and I don't understand why they don't.)

I remember the convention somewhat but unfortunately cannot recall the actual concert (I.e. the set list and who all played there). Please pardon me for not recalling... that was many notes ago. Mind if I ask your name without offending?

Regarding verses: I’ve played with many trad bands and musicians on the West Coast and verses were a part of our musical diet. My father-in-law, the great jazz pianist Johnny Varro, has always said “You don’t know the song of you don’t know the verse!”

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