Howdy folks! Played out at another church again last night! It was with the same group I played with last week (my son plays banjo for them).
Enjoyed my 1st time filling in for the mando player.
He ended up playing guitar because one of the guitar guys couldn’t make it. Plus he had an inner ear issue so it’s amazing that he even got there (his wife drove him!)
They had 16 songs on the list. We ended up doing 11 and 2 requests. I found out 4 days ahead so I had time to prepare, however we did not do any practice (work schedules etc…)
Give me your hand (D)
Gonna be moving (A)
Sing me a song about Jesus (A)
Meet you in church Sun. morn (E)
The old crossroads (G)
What a journey ©
When I wake up to sleep no more (A)
God’s not dead (G)
I went down a beggar (A)
Don’t worry about me (A)
Did a break on all but 2 songs (did tremolo stuff on those 2) and did 2 kickoffs. I was quite worried (scared to death actually) that my contributions were gonna self destruct & surprised myself when they didnt.
Monkey Wrench!! It was the 2 requested songs: I’ll fly away - KEY OF Bb!! Played with band & the church pianist, then a short Amazing Grace - KEY OF Ab!!! Played with band, church pianist plus congregation singing. Managed a tiny break on both. (I dont really play much in those keys!)
It was a fun night, wasnt the group’s best performance as a whole, but it could have been way worse! Plus one of their main guys was missing, & the other guy was not feeling good, & then there was me, the simple melody rookie…
Yikes looks like I’ve written a book (again )
Apologies for the long winded-ness! Below should be the link to the audio (cell phone) (+ pic from my aunt’s place in Canada) This is one of the songs I kicked off, Hope you enjoy!