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.
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.
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…
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
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 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, ‘Edelweiß,’ 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
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.