February 2020 meeting

Marvelous Marvin made it in from Carpenter.

It’s not every day I get to write about the February Guitar Society meeting; now I just have to think of something to say…

Avery and Earl Janack, guarding the door. Avery’s pickin’, Earl’s a grinnin’…

Earl managed to get us an upgrade. We were slated for the library’s Willow Room, but ended up in the much larger Cottonwood Room next door. Thanks Earl! Attendance was light, with only about a dozen attendees. It was only 3* when I arrived, and -3* when I left, so weather may have been a factor. Marvin came in from Carpenter and Paul came down from Wheatland, so we had a few souls brave the weather.

You may not be able to tell from the picture, but Paul here is from suburban Wheatland.

With the small group, we were able to make it around three times. While there wasn’t an official group song, Keith did invite everyone to sing and play along with Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’.

Keith ‘sittin’ in the morning sun’ with Otis. Photo by Rick.

Along with Keith and Otis, Ernie had us singing and scattin’ along with Cab Calloway’s ‘Minnie the Moocher’. Hydee hydee hydee hay!!!

That songbook had more verses than you could shake a music stand at. Especially THAT music stand… Ernie sent it flying more than once.

Playlist for February 2020

Rick Memmel, Keith and Jeanie started us with ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ by Woodie Guthrie

Marvin Frerich, ‘Jamaican Farewell’, traditional folk tune.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Minnie the Moocher’, Cab Calloway

Steve Gilmore, ‘Watch What Happens’, Tony Mattola

Ed Heffern, ‘Goin’ Down to the Depot Station’, original

Here’s Ed doing some quick strumming.

Justin Johnson, ‘Great’, original

Ken Frederick, ‘Mixed Emotions’, original

Paul Robertson, ‘Corcovado’ (Quiet Nights), Jobim

Avery Janack, ‘I Will Dare’, The Replacements

Earl Janack, ‘ Lovesick Blues’, Hank Williams

Jeanie with ‘Baby, I’m Yours’.

Jeanie White, ‘Baby I’m Yours’, Barbara Lewis

Keith Blaney, ‘The Water is Wide’, traditional

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, Bart Howard

Steve Gilmore, ‘Ain’t Gonna Happen’, Kenny Cornell

Steve leaning into a lick

Ed Heffern, ‘Right Here’, original

Justin Johnson, ‘Murderer of Blue Skies’, Chris Cornell

Always a treat when Justin can join us!

Ken Frederick, ‘Holiday #19’, original

Paul Robertson, ‘ Dia de los Pinos’, Torroba

Earl Janack, ‘In America’, original

Jeanie White, ‘Ruby Tuesday’, K. Richards/B. Jones

Keith Blaney, ‘Dock of the Bay’, Otis Redding

Ernie Brazzale, ‘This Masquerade’, Leon Russell

Ed Heffern, ‘The Wind’, Cat Stevens

Ken Frederick, ‘March Bob’, original

Justin Johnson, ‘Chaos & Clothes’, Jason Isbell

Paul Robertson, ‘Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Me’ Dorothy Thrupp

Avery working a Gorillaz tune

Avery Janack, ‘Feel Good Inc.’ Gorrillaz

Earl Janack, ‘Mansion on the Hill’, Hank Williams.