February 2021 Meeting

Back to Zoom for this month’s meeting. We started with about nine folks, but then as the evening progressed we kept adding people. We eventually got up to our usually virtual dozen (or so) Welcome to Steve Borin, who popped up later in the program. Some other notes; happy birthday to Edith Cook, and Russ William’s niece Clara, who decorated all his electronic devices for the occasion.

Here’s Martin, playing one tune after another while we just enjoyed the show.

Some of the folks are able to add backgrounds to their image. Rich started out in jail, where he met Trump’s advisors. They were having a pretty good time, until he broke out of jail and joined the Village People. Before long, like Otis on The Andy Griffith Show, he was back in jail, where he sang Lyndsey Buckingham’s ‘Never Going Back Again’.

Toward the end of the evening Martin Gilmore joined us. Martin is a very talented singer/songwriter with a new bluegrass album just released, the ‘Martin Gilmore Trio’. I suggest you get yourself a copy, you will enjoy it. It will also help support a fantastic musician in these challenging days for live performance. We made him play and sing a bunch of tunes, as you will see from the playlist.

Rich about to be devoured by his pet mountain lion; the rest of us look pretty safe.

Playlist February 2021

Keith Blaney & Nancy McKenzie, ‘Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain’, Brent Maher and Don Schlitz.

Rich Ryan, ‘When I’m 64’, Paul McCartney.

Russ Williams, ‘Reverdos de La Ellambra’, Francisco Terrega.

Edith Cook, ‘Etude in B Minor’, Fernando Sor.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, George & Ira Gershwin.

Ed Heffern, ‘Rocky Top’, Boudileux Bryant.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Midnight on the Water’, traditional fiddle tune.

Rick Memmel, ‘It’s Only Love’, Lennon/McCartney

Keith Blaney, ‘I Will’, Lennon/McCartney

Rich Ryan, ‘Never Going Back Again’, Lyndsay Buckingham.

Russ Williams, ‘Somewhere’, Reri Grist.

Edith Cook, ‘Lagrima’, Francisco Terrega.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Minnie the Moocher’, Cab Calloway.

Ed Heffern, ‘Memphis’, Chuck Berry

Steve Gilmore, ‘Kickin’ Mule’ or ‘Wish That Gal Was Mine’, Leroy Mack.

Rick Memmel (et al), ‘Happy Birthday’, to Edith Cook.

Martin Gilmore, ‘Christina’, original.

Martin Gilmore, ‘Babylon’s Fallen’, old Christian folksong.

Nancy McKenzie & Keith Blaney, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’, Johny Nash.

Rich Ryan, ‘Blackbird’, Paul McCartney.

Edith Cook, ‘Lagrima’ (reprise), Fransisco Terrega.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, Bart Howard.

Ed Heffern, ‘Lonesome Stretch of Highway’, Mike Plume.

Martin Gilmore, ‘Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor’, Johnie Horton.

Martin Gilmore, ‘Hi Jolly, Haji Ali’, original.

Martin Gilmore, ‘I’ve Got the Blues’, original.

Also guest appearances by Melinda Brazzale (our host) and Carol Fischer.