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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Remember You

Most times we play our programs for 
senior adult church groups who always love our programs.

But this past Saturday was different. 
We gathered to play for some very fragile folks, 
and their friends and families.

Sometimes it's a significant effort 
for our own members to get to our venues,
that range across several counties. 
It's a real commitment of time and energy.

But when we do find the space and get set up, 
we realize how much we bring to these audiences.

When our program on Saturday 
(presented in honor of World Alzheimer's Day)
was over one of our band members remarked, 
"I saw tears and I saw smiles. It was perfect."

Music has the capacity to go deep 
and touch spaces that can be hard to reach. 
It helps memories float to the surface, 
even if only for a short time.

I Remember You, Johnny Mercer, 1941

Monday, September 16, 2013

If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Of Baked A Cake


For the first time in about three months,
we set up the sound sytem.

We tuned the ukes and got out the music.
It was our kick-off program for the 2013-14 season.

And it was our first dinner of the year, too.
The good cooks at San Souci Baptist Church did not disappoint.

The cakes were wonderful!
Just like the rest of the meal.

The visiting and getting acquainted is as important 
as the music.

The audience had fun. We had fun.
It was nice to get off to such a good start!

If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Of Baked A Cake, Eileen Barton, 1950

Friday, September 6, 2013

Together Again

We're back!

Back hard at work after a long summer break, 
getting ready for our first gig of the season.

Back together with friends.

Back together doing what we love.

We start this season with a slightly different band. One member decided that after six years with us, it was time for her to retire. We will miss her. On the other side of the coin, we have two new members, who are so excited about playing their first gig with us next week. We are happy to have them join us.

Check in here with us from time to time to see what we are doing. We'll keep you posted.

Together Again, Buck Owens, 1964