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Friday, October 12, 2012

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

It is always nice to get home from a gig and have an email waiting for you that reads like this one

Today with the yesterukes was one of the most delightful times I have had in quite some time.  Thank you and your ukers.

We enjoyed our time with the folks from Augusta Rd. Baptist Church, too. It was the first time we had played for this group and there is something special about an audience that doesn't quite know what to expect when they turn chairs around after lunch and get ready to listen.

They were so excited when the music was over. Nearly every person there came up to tell us how much they enjoyed what we did. There were lots of smiles and hugs. There were also stories about the songs we sang---like the white-haired man who said he remembered being on a troop ship and hearing the Andrews Sisters sing Sentimental Journey as they pulled away from shore. He thanked us for bringing back so many memories.

And I missed getting this photo up a couple of weeks ago. The perfect blog title would have been We'll Sing In The Sunshine. The sanctuary at Eastminster Presbyterian Church overlooks a beautiful wooded area. We just happened to be there in the very bright setting sun. By the time the music started, the sun had set and the audience thankfully was not staring into that bright sun. We had fun with those folks, too. That evening we sang more songs from the 50s and 60s. It is fun to have such a mix of music in our set list that we can choose what to sing as we see what a particular audience is enjoying.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Marvin Gaye, 1964

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