April’s meeting, no foolin’

What a turnout! We had 26-7 souls in the Cottonwood Room with around 20 of us packing instruments. Just like the actual meeting, our newsletter blurb this month starts out with a bit of business. A new president and board of directors were voted in. When Rich learned he was the new vice president/secretary, his jaw dropped. I tried to capture the moment with a photo, but he caught me at it and clammed up before the shutter winked.

A second sooner and I’da caught him with his pie hole open.

Everyone was on fire musically, with great performances all around the room. Remy did Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Stardust’, and it was simply stunning. Justin took on Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’, a tune that is both tough to play and sing, and knocked it out of the park.

There was collaboration all around the room; Edith and Russ, Bill and Remy, and Rich and Ken all did pieces together.

Cat Steven’s ‘Father and Son’, just not sure which is who

Jeanie White put together a quartet with members Rick, Nancy, and Keith. At first she called us “White Stone” then changed to it something Italian, “Some Spicy Meatballs”. However, we think “White Plastic Forks” should be our moniker. Band names are tough…

The White Plastic Meatballs? photo by Loni

Thanks to Scott for our group song this month, ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ by Cole Porter. It was fun! It was short, so we did it a couple times. Scott brought but one copy, and had the rest printed up right there at the library. So next month, be like Scott, bring us your group song!

Playlist for April 2019

Russ Williams and Edith Cook started us with a duet, ‘Sparkling Night’ by Kircher

Justin Johnson, ‘Dream On’, by Aerosmith

Locked and loaded with his tray in the upright position.

Christine Cousins ‘Hollywood Nights’ by Bob Seger

Gary Krause, ‘Grace’, original tune

Jeanie White, Keith Blaney, Rick Memmel, and Nancy McKenzie ‘Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain’ by the Judds. ‘Let Me Be There’ by Olivia Newton John, ‘When I’m 64’ by Lennon/McCartney, ‘Lookin’ Out My Back Door’ by John Fogarty (CCR)

Dick Kinnison, ‘Skip a Rope’, by Henson Gargill

Remy and Bill teaming up.

Remy Abeyta & Bill Bailey, ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Don Gibson.

Earl Janack, ‘Goin’ to Be Goin’, original

Marvin Frerich, ‘Jamaican Farewell’, traditional

Joshua Phillips, ‘Lodi’, by Jeffrey Foneault

Rich Ryan & Ken Frederick, ‘Father and Son’, by Cat Stevens

Floyd Turner, ‘Sawin’ Logs’, original

Scott Mattson, ‘EdelweiƟ,’ Austrian folksong

Group, ‘Don’t Fence me In’, by Cole Porter

Edith Cook, Minuet in C, by Fernando Sor

Russ Williams, ‘Prelude for 1st Cello Suite’, by JS Bach

Justin Johnson, ‘Out of Love’, by Alessia Cara

Gary Krause, ‘Stand By Me’, J. Lieber/ Ben E. King

He sang ‘Stand By Me’, so we did.

Christine Cousins, ‘Turquoise Star’, original

Keith Blaney & Jeanie White, ‘A Summer Song’, by Chad & Jeremy

Dick Kinnison, ‘Okie From Muskogee’, by M. Haggard/E. Burris

Also joining us this month were Cathy Memmel, Henry Kinnison, Loni Cox, Mike Bennett, and Floyd Turner.