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Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Whole World Smiles With You

The start of a new year is a good time to look at what has happened during the one just past.  There was no grand plan to create a successful band. But the YesterUkes just followed the music to see where it would lead. Success has it's downside, though...fatigue was constantly nipping at their heels toward the end of the year. But a few smiles from well-worn faces or warm hand shakes from wheelchair bound listeners would give a much needed boost. And there were exciting moments, too, like playing for a pub audience, at a coffee house and a restaurant. Oh, and don't forget the many excellent covered dish dinners that followed church performances.  

Here are the stats--the YesterUkes grew from 10 members at the beginning of 2008 to the current roster of 15. During 2008, they played 33 performances in five South Carolina counties and made one trip to North Carolina. They entertained just over 1700 people during the year.  They found dedicated folks who followed their performances.  Groupies!  

People genuinely love this group and their music.  Maybe it's the memories that these old songs stir up.  So many after show comments would begin with, "I remember when..."  The YesterUkes are looking forward a new year and new adventures.  Maybe they will play at a location near you.


Like the song says, when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you.  Not bad for beginners...

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