Sunday, August 24, 2008

Solo Gig


Playing acoustic music is a hobby of mine. Bluegrass in particular, but I grew up listening to rock so when its just me, I play old rock and some folk, too. I'm a fiddler in a hobby bluegrass band and we've played our local county fair for the last five or six years. However, this year my band mates couldn't make it and I decided to do a solo gig. About 15 years ago I did it two years for the Stafford County fair in their food tent as background music. It's nerve racking to do! Nobody to help you out when you falter, and the pace and song selection are all up to you. And this time I did some of my own songs that have never been heard by others. It's a push, but it's rewarding. There's something about performing that keeps me doing it . . . until they start throwing tomatoes.

8 comments:

seesue said...

Wow! Talented and courageous! Good for you on all fronts.

Kunstrxns said...

good on you!

Sarah M said...

Well done! And nice journal entry too.

Judybec said...

Wish I could have heard you! Your journal pages are nice--I like the way you incorporate your drawings and words.
p.s. my husband plays banjo with a hobby bluegrass band too. I'm a classically trained violinist who admires "play by ear" fiddlers!

Christie said...

Love this page! The illustration incorporated into the border makes it visually appealing, and the entry is a fun read.

no way said...

Wow! I love the story that accompanies the drawing. Congratulations on going it alone and performing solo. The drawing is wonderful, and reading the story makes it that much better.

trudger said...

Your writing and sketching style fuse very well on a page. I'm gonna have to bookmark you on my blog so I can check in. No tomato throwin' here.

purplepaint said...

Very good sketch! You're so multi-talented! I'd never have the guts to do that, of course I can't sing or play an instrument... LOL!