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Re: "Of course I can learn 60 songs by Saturday night"
6/18/2012 11:11 AM
Garry Cantrell (4187) wrote:
Report Back: Did 2 gigs. One Saturday afternoon at an outdoor festival in a little town in North Texas. Cool little town. Very hot day. The band members were phenominal. Good musicians and good people. My contribution was more than a little rough -- but as we played more, it got better. It turns out that the set list I had was only a suggestion. Ha! There's no whining in bass playing though. Fortunately most of the tunes not on the list were standards, so it wasn't that bad. Probably all of them were standards and I just didn't recognize them as such. Ha!
Then, pack it up and drive 100 miles to the Saturday night gig in East Texas. Nice stage. Good house system. Cute bartendress. Good experience. Plus! Bonus! A rotund old cowboy who could do the Robot out on the dance floor! The gig was substantially smoother from my end (but certainly not glitch free). And, as is always the case, the more we played, the easier it got to figure out what everyone else was doing. All in all, an excellent experience. And it's always a pleasure to play with good folks. Plus I learned a few new things.