May 2019 We filled the Cottonwood Room!!!

Dameon drops right in, sits right down, daddy let your guitar do the talkin’.

What a turnout! There were about 30 people altogether, with 24 people toting guitars. Welcome to Dameon Noland (pictured above), Mike Bennett, Ben Zavorka, and Kristy Johnson. There were several others in attendance that did not get (or take) a crack at the signup sheet, HOWDEE to y’all as well!

T’was a very diverse and talented bunch, and the meeting moved right along. Kristy teamed up with Justin, adding lovely harmonies to Dolly Parton’s ‘Wildflowers’. Avery Janack was on fire, singing and playing tunes by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pink Floyd. Lots of folks offered sing or play-alongs, so it was a very lively meeting.

Avery belting out ‘Time’ by Pink Floyd

We had a group song, of sorts… Joe Larson brought us an 8 bar piece he worked up in class, with different parts written in tablature. We tried, honest, but it wasn’t pretty. It was however, an interesting diversion from the norm.

Also in attendance were Floyd Turner, Bill Bailey, Bob Fontaine, the aforementioned Mr. Zavorka, and some mystery guests.

Playlist for May 2019

Rich Ryan started us out with ‘Working at the Carwash Blues’ by Jim Croce

David Norby ‘Your Mother Should Know’, Lennon/McCartney

Ed Heffern, ‘Sweet Baby James’, James Taylor

Joshua Phillips, ‘Breaking the Girl’, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Watchin’ over Ernie

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, the Gershwin Brothers.

Remy Abeyta, ‘Snowbird’, Gene Maulelland

Dameon Noland, ‘Just a Riff I Came Up With’, original

Avery Janack, ‘This Velvet Glove’, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Earl Janack, ‘ It’s Us Bein’ We’, original

Earl with an original tune.

Roland Peterson, ‘Mazurca Choro’, Villa-Lobos

Steve Gilmore, ‘This is the Girl I Love’, Pete Gobles

Mike Bennett, ‘Country Roads’, John Denver

Mike invited us to play along, and steal his shoelaces.

Jeanie White, ‘Once in a Blue Moon’, Nancy Griffith

Nancy McKenzie (with Jeanie and Keith) ‘Paul and Peter Walked’, Claire Lynch

Keith Blaney, ‘Hot Air Balloon’, original

Justin and Kristy Johnson, ‘Wildflowers’, Dolly Parton

Kristy adding nice tight harmonies on ‘Wildflowers’.

Marvin Frerich, ‘Leavin’ on a Jet Plane’, John Denver

Edith Cook, ‘La Rossiguol’, anonymous

Gary Krause, ‘The Water Is Wide’, Jean Paul Cabrieres

Rich Ryan, ‘Mrs. Robinson’, Paul Simon

Coo Coo ca choo, Mr. Ryan! What’s that you say?

David Norby, ‘From This Valley’, The Civil Wars

Ed Heffern, ‘Star of the County Down’, traditional

Joshua Phillips, ‘Wish You Were Here’, Pink Floyd

Who dat? Hint: if I showed a picture of him holding his guitar, you would know in a heartbeat.

Remy Abeyta, ‘Since I Don’t Have You’, Jackie Taylor

Remy’s rig about the time of the previous photo. Had to show it, couldn’t just tease you…

Ernie Brazzale, ‘This Masquerade’, Leon Russell

Joe Larson, ‘Bosler’, Jalan Crossland

Dameon Noland, ‘Loose Noose’, original

Avery Janack, ‘Time’, Pink Floyd

Upcoming Stuff

Laramie County Library Music Contest.

We heard from Robin at the library, and the game is changing a bit. The big news is they are adding a fourth category, called ‘Other Stringed Instruments’ (but not piano) So if you play ukulele, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, etc, you too can take a crack at the $1000 first prize.

The other change is the second and third place prize money for each category has been raised by a couple hundred dollars each, to $700 and $500. The contest isn’t until August, so details will follow, but you might want to start dusting off your best lute tunes.