For enthusiasts of early banjo
Well, here goes... my first attempt playing in a public setting... at the Dunker Church at AEBG .. the audience was very kind! ;o}
Thanks to Jared Denhard for getting me up there...
It was hot as hell, though.
Sounds great! Congrats on your first public performance.
Oh, and Greg, you should get an "honorable mention" for your cool, calm insertion of a substitute banjo!
Above and beyond!
This was fabulous! Barb- TROPHY AWARD for keeping cool and keeping on despite all the challenges there! It sounded great!!
One comment- something I've taken to heart for myself is that if you are lucky enough to have a good percussionist like tambo or bones or a talented 'bootist'... it's a good opportunity to let them lead the tempo and let them keep it steady. You guys did plunge ahead of Greg, who was steady on the bones, and that was the only mildy disconcerting feel- that it kept getting rushed and Greg had to keep speeding up to keep up with the banjos. Or was this intentional?
Barbara- that's right where I sat with my limberjack last year, in my first (and I guess last?) Dunker Church performance as well. :)
Percussion might set the beat in Rock and some other musical genres. But in the world of traditional music (i.e. minstrel, old-time, ragtime, blues, cajun, Irish and such), the best bet for percussion is to follow the lead melody player.
Hmm... I better tell that to all the oldtime banjo, guitar, and bass players I know... so many of them seem to have the idea they need to lead the beat over the fiddler. ;D
Barbara, whenever an audience was present at Appomattox my fingers didn't work at all and thus remained stationary throughout. Someday I will hopefully be able to perform as well as you. Congratulations & Cheers, -Scott Danneker
I especially enjoyed this year...LOTS of playing plus real interesting and diverse workshops. The barn is hard to beat...crazy rustic and comfortable.
I agree. I can't really imagine a better venue!
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