For our August 2nd soiree, we met at Lion’s Park North Pavillion for a picnic. It was lightly attended; we’re guessing it was a combination of the ominous clouds early in the evening and the previous weeks’ rodeo activities. The clouds moved along, and it turned into a lovely evening.
Joining us were the entire Johnson clan, Edith Cook, Ron Labrecque, Brian Andreas, Judy Gilmore, and Maria Means. Pete Piatrowski came up from Fort Collins. Isaac Abeyta dropped by with a powerful lantern, just in case we ran out of daylight like last year. Steve did the cooking chores, making burgers, brats, and hot dogs. The rest of us brought side dishes. Of note, Kathy Abeyta’s coconut cream pie was so good that I think someone ate the pan it came in. Sorry Kathy, hope it wasn’t your good china.
The eating portion and playing portion of the evening overlapped a bit, but we finally found our rhythm. The photos this month are thanks to Remy. As the sun sunk lower in the sky, the photojournalism got a bit tricky, but the natural light made for some lovely shots (see above photo) ((well, TWO photos up maybe)) Thanks Remy! By the way, our group song was an acappella ‘Happy Birthday’, for Kristy and Nora Johnson, and our buddy Remy, who turned 84 on Saturday.
The Denver Guitar Festival and Competition is being held September 9-11 at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Registration is currently in progress and ends Sept. 1st. Prize money totals $6000 in both adult and youth categories. For more information, visit www.du.edu/lamont/guitarfestival
Playlist August 2022
Keith & Justin, ‘Wake Up Little Suzie’, the Everly Brothers.
Justin & Keith, ‘Bojangles’, Jerry Jeff Walker.
Everybody, (mostly Justin), Wave on Wave, Jason Isbel.
Loren Woodin, ‘Cakewalk To Town’, Taj Mahal.
Rich Ryan, ‘Needle and the Damage Done’, Neil Young.
Steve Gilmore, ‘Suzie Q’, Dale Hawkins.
Ken Frederick, ‘Socky Bombs’, original.
Peter Piatrowski, ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, Procal Harem.
Pete, ‘Only You Can Love Me This Way’, Keith Urban.
Kristy Johnson, ‘Vincent (Starry Night)’, Don McClean (Ellie Golding).
Justin Johnson, ‘Hearts Content’, Brandi Carlisle.
Justin, ‘Only Children’, Jason Isbel.
Group, ‘Happy Birthday’, traditional.
Remy Abeyta, ‘Begin the Beguine’, Cole Porter.
Remy & Keith, ‘I Wish I Was Eighteen Again’, Ray Price.
Keith Blaney, ‘Along the Navajo Trail’, Dick Charles, Larry Markes, Eddie DeLange.
Loren Woodin, ‘Universal Sound’, Tyler Childers.
Loren, ‘Old No. 7’, Devil Makes Three.
Steve Gilmore, ‘I Know My Baby Loves Me’, Elliph Ino.