August 2019 meeting

It was a nice evening in the Cottonwood Room, typical of summertime meetings with about 15 people in attendance. We started with an amazing rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’, played completely with harmonics by our friend Remy. Rich, Bill and Remy teamed up next for some George Strait, setting the tone for the evening.

Remy hiding behind the music.

Edith brought us the group song this month, ‘Sloop John B.’ by Brian Wilson. Original music this month was performed by both Ken and Justin.

A rare photo; it’s hard to catch Ken with his hands not blurry.

It will be here before you know it, so let’s talk about the library’s One World Prairie Guitar Contest on September 28th. There will be 20 slots available in each category, with a new one this year called ‘Miscellaneous Stringed Instrument’ (but not piano) The other thing to note is the prize money this year will be $1000 for 1st, $700 for 2nd, and $500 for 3rd. Each entry is $10 and forms are available online. If you have questions, contact Robin at or call 634-3561.

August 2019 Playlist

Remy Abeyta played ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Arlin & Harburg, entirely with harmonics.

Rich, Bill, and Remy covered George Strait’s ‘Right or Wrong’, written by Sizemore & Biese.

Floyd Turner treated himself to ‘WhatEver’ from The Voices in His Head.

Rick, Keith, and Jeannie played ‘Blue Bayou’ by Roy Orbison

Jeanie catching a few zzz’s

Jeanie White, ‘Vincent’, by Don McLean.

Keith Blaney, ‘Along the Navajo Trail’, by Charles, Marks, and DeLange.

Justin Johnson, ‘Here and Now’, an original tune.

Justin and his Popiel Pocket Chair Music Stand by Ronco.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Born to Be With You’ by Don Robertson.

Gary Krause, ‘Save the Last Dance For Me’, by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman .

Edith Cook, ‘Lament of Orpheus’ by C.W. Gluck

Edith pluckin’ a Gluck.

Ken Frederick, ‘Dad Gum It’, an original tune.

Bill Bailey, ‘Someday Soon’, by Ian Tyson.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes! Bill has to have them all in
gear to play steel pedal.

The group song was ‘Sloop John B.’ by Brian Wilson.

Remy Abeyta, ‘Jealous Heart’, by Jenny Lou Carson.

Rich Ryan and Bill Bailey, ‘Roy Rogers’ by Elton John.

Rick Memmel, Jeanie White, and Keith Blaney, ‘Love is All Around’ by the Troggs.

Jeanie White, ‘Tomorrow’ by Bob Dylan.

Keith croonin’ an oldie.

Keith Blaney, ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’, by Andre & Kahn.

Justin Johnson, ‘Don’t Know Why’, by Nora Jones.

Steve Gilmore, ‘I Found My Best Friend in the Dog Pound, by ???…

Gary hit the brakes hard and switched tunes mid stream

Gary Krause, ‘Hitchin’ a Ride’, by Peter Callender & Mitch Murray.

Edith Cook, ‘Muss i Deun’, a German folksong.

Ken Frederick, ‘Strawberry Moon’, original tune.

Earl Janack, ‘Bye Bye Love’, The Everly Brothers.

Bill Bailey, ‘Take the A-Train’, by Billy Stayhorn.

That’s Remy way over there on the other side of the Cottonwood Room.

Remy Abeyta, ‘Maria Elena’, by Lorenzo Barcelata.

Rick, Jeanie, and Keith ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, by jack Bruce, Pete Brown, and Eric Clapton.

Justin Johnson, ‘Gravity’, by John Mayer.

Ken Frederick, ‘Squawgy Squiggy’ by Ken Frederick.

Also attending this month, Maria Means, Floyd Turner (he’s the only one that could hear his tune) and a gent that ducked out early without signing the playlist.