January 2024 Meeting

Drone footage for our upcoming National Public Radio special.

We held our first meeting of the new year on January 2nd at Westby’s Brew Pub downtown, on 20th St. Had a nice room to ourselves, easy walking distance to the bar, a pretty sweet set-up. I’d say the only drawback was the lighting in the room made photography tricky, so thanks to Rich and Nancy for their efforts.

On a Mountain Dulcimer, it’s important to keep your hand moving so it doesn’t get sucked into the black holes flanking the fretboard.

We had a few residual Christmas tunes, which was nice. This meeting, after all, is always closer to Christmas than the one in early December. Gary treated us with tunes from both his mountain dulcimer and one of his ukelele’s; I think it was a baritone. Steve and Roger teamed up, as well as Nancy and Keith. Good music all around!

Steve up front, Roger under the hat, Maria looking on.

Our guests tonight were Maria Means and Linda Stearns. Remember, there is still time to get your membership in! $25 gets you a whole year of fabulous content, just pay Steve. Also, a reminder that our annual Valentines Dinner soiree is soon approaching, should you wish to attend that. We’ll be out at the Laramie County Community College again this year, in the Surbrug/Prentice Auditorium for the concert, and a short walk to the dinner. Russ Williams can tell you more and get you tickets for that event. You can give me a ping for contact information for either of these gentlemen.

Playlist for January 2024

Nancy’s really much taller, but I’m squishing her down.

Nancy McKenzie & Keith Blaney, ‘Adeste Fideles’ (Oh Come All Ye Faithful), John Francis Wade.

Russ Williams, ‘Etude Moderne’, unlisted composer.

Gary Krause, ‘Nutfactory Shuffle’, Gil Anderson.

Ken got a new Beatles book!

Ken Frederick, ‘The Long and Winding Road’, Lennon/McCartney.

Roger Stearns/Steve Gilmore, ‘Lonesome Blues’, Hank Williams.

Steve Gilmore, ‘Georgia Mules & Country Boys’, Felice & Bordeleaux Bryant.

So far so good. Where’s my other hand go???

Rich Ryan, ‘Oh Holy Night’, traditional.

Keith & Nancy, ‘Galway Girl’, Steve Earl.

Russ, ‘Sarabonde-suite in A minor’, Ponce.

Even BIGGER black hole; he won’t even get his hand near this one!

Gary, ‘Song For A Winter’s Night’, Gordon Lightfoot.

Ken, ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’, Lennon/McCartney.

Roger lead the group, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’, John Denver.

Rich, ‘Never Going Back Again’, Lindsey Buckingham.

I’m having a bad chin day…

Keith, ‘Karaoke Queen’, original.

Nancy & Keith, ‘Act Naturally’, Buck Owens.

Russ following the dancing ants on the page.

Russ, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, words by Robert Burns.

Gary, ‘Love Is All Around’, The Troggs.

Ken,’Michelle’, Lennon/McCartney.

Roger, ‘On & On’, Bill Monroe.

Steve left for a bit, but as you can see in this picture, he came back!

Steve, ‘Hold On’, traditional spiritual.

Rich, ‘Everybody’s Talkin’, Fred Neil.

Nancy & Keith, ‘Hey, Good Lookin’, Hank Williams.