June 4, 2019

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!  So let the lieing begin!

We went back upstairs for the June meeting in the library’s Sunflower Room.  It’s a bit smaller than the Cottonwood Room, but the acoustics are to die for!  My apologies to all you English majors; I know a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.  Sometimes I just can’t help myself.

We started with about 20 butts in seats, but that thinned out rather rapidly.  A few folks just couldn’t handle all the conviviality floating around the room.   The pleasantries included discussions of cell phone usage and song length.  You had to be there, I think, to appreciate the joy of the moment. 

Dangling participles since 1971

Edith voluntold Justin to start, and a fine job he did with his original tune ‘Traveling Show’. Bill brought his steel pedal and played brilliantly. First time performers Ben and Margene did a really good job with their tunes, nerves and all.

Joshua gave us a play-along with Tom Petty’s ‘Learning to Fly’, followed by Rich Ryan’s sing-along, ‘Old Man’ by Neil Young. Sooo, put them together and we had a group song! (of sorts).

Ben and Margene with a Peter Paul & Mary cover, ‘Early in the Morning’.

I’d like to add a shout-out to Remy and Bill for hauling up all that equipment. They play amplified with backing tracks. Shoot, that steel pedal weighs 16 tons all by itself. It’s a real chore for you guys, but a real treat for the rest of us. Thanks so much!

Playlist for June 2019

Justin may have written it, but is still learning the tune…

Justin Johnson played us an original tune, ‘Traveling Show’.

Edith Cook, “In the Halls of the Mountain King” Eduard Grieg

Russ Williams, ‘Etude #8’ Giulio Regondi

Russ rockin’ out, flippin’ his hair, and shredding some Etude #8

Marvin Frerich, ‘Jamaican Farewell’ folk tune.

Keith Blaney, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Fats Waller.

Joshua Phillips, ‘Hey Mister’, Door Man’s Poison

Rich Ryan, ‘Leader of the Band’, Dan Fogelberg

Rich on the right signing the sheet while Remy gives it a go.

Remy Abeyta, ‘La Pecosita’ by Lalo El Gallo Elizalde.

Bill Bailey, ‘Someday Soon’ by Ian Tyson

Avery Janack, ‘Losing My Religion’, REM

Nancy McKenzie, ‘He’s My Rock’ by Randy Travis.

Ben & Margene Zavorka, ‘Early in the Morning’ by Peter, Paul and Mary

Ken Frederick, ‘Memorial Day’, original

This one by Ken has a name!

Christine R. Cousins, ‘Desert Cactus in Bloom’ original

David Norby, ‘Give Me Love (Give Me Peace), George Harrison.

Justin Johnson, ‘Stay’, Rihanna

Edith Cook, ‘Spanish Folksong’, traditional

Russ Williams, ‘Etude #8’ by Regondi (a different chunk of it than before)

Marvin Frerich, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’, John Denver.

Marvin plucking on a six string, “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Keith Blaney, ‘As Time Goes By’, Herman Hupfeld

Joshua Phillips, ‘Learning to Fly’, Tom Petty

Rich Ryan, ‘Old Man’, Neil Young

Remy Abeyta, ‘Autumn Leaves’, Joseph Kosma

Bill covering Terry Stafford’s ‘Amarillo By Morning’

Bill Bailey, ‘Amarillo By Morning’, Terry Stafford.

Margene & Ben Zavoka, ‘Down in the Easy Chair’, Bob Dylan.

Christine R. Cousins, ‘Ryhannan’, Stevie Nicks.

Ken Frederick, ‘Happy Birthday to Me’, original

David Norby, ‘The Rain, the Park, and Other Things’, the Cowsills.

David sang all six parts, it was amazing.

Also joining us were Bob Fontaine, Mike Bennett, Earl Janack, and Maria Frederick. Well, that’s what she told us…we’re unsure what that Means.