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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The 3rd Time Around

People started arriving early to get signed in and settled before the program started. This was the third time we have played at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, so they knew exactly what kind of program they were coming to. They have loved our music. And we love that they sing along with us!


With just a few preliminaries, it was time to get started. This time they wanted to use every minute of their time for the music. We started right on time. And folks continued to arrive as we played and sang.
The room had filled by the time we were well into the music.

When it was all done, we were their guests for lunch. And their lunch is always delicious. The good folks at Buncombe St. UMC feel like old friends now. Hope we might visit with them again sometime.

The 3rd Time Around, third studio album by Roger Miller, 1965

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Once In Awhile

The Yesterukes started a few years ago with a group of six players and since then has grown into a band so large that we won't all fit into a picture!  Hence, the tilted shot--a homemade wide-angle photo.

We played a concert at the Laurens County Library last week for a rare open-to-the-public performance. The library community room was full. And the audience included some people who had made their first trip ever to the library. That made the library staff very happy. We were glad these folks came to hear us, but hope these newcomers will visit the library again to check out the other things available there.

We also had a very special visitor for the evening.  Flat Stanley attended the concert with a special 3rd grade friend. Flat Stanley even had his photo made playing the ukulele so that he can show the class what he did during spring break. Maybe we can get a copy of the photo later.

Everyone had fun. We hope it isn't too long before we can do another concert that is open to everyone.

Once In Awhile, Tommy Dorsey, 1937

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweets For My Sweet

A feast! There is no other word to describe the meal that awaited the Yesterukes today at Waterloo United Methodist Church.  The Friends & Neighbors group meets monthly for food and fellowship.  We were so happy to be part of this today.  The photos only show part of the spread.

And, yes, the Yesterukes have learned that a little discipline is needed when the meal is served before the program. It would be so easy to overindulge. We played for about 50 minutes after lunch for the audience, singing some of our old standards and some of our new favorites. This was a group that sang along with us on every song. One lady told us after the program, "I'm so glad you invited us to sing along...because I think I would have exploded otherwise! I knew all of those songs. I love singing them." And we loved having her--and everyone else--sing along with us.

Sweets For My Sweet, The Drifters, 1961