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Jun 19, 2021 - 2:05:44 PM
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Bill H

USA

1648 posts since 11/7/2010

My good friends from the old time group, String Equinox invited me to sit in on a gig at the NH Farm Museum today. What a thrill after being isolated musically for so long. I will admit I was some kind of rusty and many tunes took a minute to get up to speed. It was children's day at the museum with families and sack races, chickens running amok everywhere, hay rides and lots of laughter. Raised my spirits up sky high. To quote Joni Mitchell, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." It was magical to play music with my friends once again.

Anyone else getting out to jams and live playing have a story?

Jun 19, 2021 - 7:10:25 PM
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1535 posts since 4/29/2013

I got to play some tunes with the local folks for the first time back in May of this year at Valley View Greenhouse's open house. Here's a couple tunes from that day (I'm playing banjo): https://youtu.be/dLJkWcyLiug

Was really refreshing being able to play in-person after a year. Just 6-7 of us at one time, but a great time it was. A jam is being considered coming the last weekend of July at the Cabin in Augusta, WV.

Edited by - Noah Cline on 06/19/2021 19:11:43

Jun 19, 2021 - 8:21:08 PM

126 posts since 10/26/2018

Got to play for a graduation party/contra dance and have had a handful of "practice/jam/shaking out the cobwebs" sessions. The dance was a treat as I had a three times a month barn dance gig before covid-19 that went immediately to zero. 

Edited by - WVDreamin on 06/19/2021 20:22:18

Jun 20, 2021 - 3:34:35 AM
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Bill H

USA

1648 posts since 11/7/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Noah Cline

Was really refreshing being able to play in-person after a year. Just 6-7 of us at one time, but a great time it was. A jam is being considered coming the last weekend of July at the Cabin in Augusta, WV.


Thanks for sharing that Noah. Bonaparte's Retreat is popular with our group as well. It had been so long since I played it took me a few times through to remember it. We played for three hours and I nearly broke my arms off trying to keep up with the fiddle on some tunes. 

Jun 20, 2021 - 7:02:30 AM
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10966 posts since 4/23/2004

We had our second monthly jam last week. Definitely nice to get out and interact, play some tunes. Bonaparte's Retreat is one of those tunes I've played at for years but never really learned.

I'm really rusty, so I need some serious woodshed time before I can feel comfortable again.

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