October 2023 meeting

David playing his heart out while Linda munches on a tin sandwich

T’was a fun group tonight, very relaxed atmosphere. Two of our classical guitarists, Russ and Edith came as guests to keep an eye on us steel string players. Well, Roland was there as well; he normally plays classical but lately has switched to the Dark Side.

We had a first! (as far as I know, but I’ve only been coming about 15 years). Linda Norby played the harmonica on one of their tunes, and did a mighty fine job of it too, I might add. Along with some great harmonies, she adds a whole ‘nuther level of talent (and humor) to our little group of musicians. Linda, you are always welcome, and keep bringing David with you. He always surprises us with song selections.

Russ listens in while our famous duo, ‘Men In Hats’, tears up a Hank Williams tune.

Other collaborations tonight (besides the Norby’s) were Steve and Roger, Nancy and Keith, and don’t forget Remy and his electronic backing track, putting us all to shame. Photo credits go to Rich Ryan, Remy Abeyta, and Nancy McKenzie.

Upcoming Events

There are some upcoming concerts to put on your calendar. On Tuesday October 24th, singer/songwriter John Lowell will be joined by cowboy storyteller Randy Reiman in the library’s Cottonwood Room. This concert is free, and starts at 6:30 pm.

Southeast Wyoming Concert Series is hosting two events in November. On Nov. 3rd, it will be ‘Yesterday Once More’, a Karen Carpenter tribute, featuring the actress and singer Joanne O’Brien. Concert starts at 7:30pm in the Central High School Auditorium, tickets $20 at the door.

On Nov. 17th, High Plains Tradition (Steve’s internationally acclaimed bluegrass group) will be playing at the Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium on the LCCC campus. Concert 7:30pm, tickets $20 at the door.

Guitar Lesson #1. Learn how to hold the darned thing.

Playlist for October 2023

Steve Gilmore, ‘Let It Be Me’, Lennon/McCartney.

Roger Stearns, ‘I Can’t Help It If I Can’t Stop Loving You’, Hank Williams.

Rich Ryan, ‘Mrs. Robinson’, Paul Simon.

Good picture of Rich’s old Gibson

Keith Blaney, ‘Fish & Whistle’, John Prine.

David & Linda Norby, ‘America’, Paul Simon.

Roland Peterson, ‘Railroading on the Great Divide, Sara Carter.

You’d never guess we were playing the same tune!

Nancy McKenzie & Keith, ‘Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain’, Brent Mayer/Don Schlitz.

Remy Abeyta, ‘Return to Sender’, Elvis Presley.

Steve, ‘Travelin’ Blues’, Jimmie Rodgers.

Not sure why I used this good picture; I can’t think of anything to say about it.

Roger, ‘Dream’, Everly Brothers.

Rich, ‘Gimme Three Steps’, Ronnie VanZandt.

Keith, ‘Angel From Montgomery’, John Prine.

mmm, nom nom nom

David & Linda, ‘Hey, Baby’, Bruce Channel.

Nancy & Keith, ‘Never Ending Song For You’, Delaney & Bonnie.

Roland, ‘They’ll Never Take Her Love’, Leon Payne.

Case in foreground, extended warranty on music stand

Remy, ‘Red River Valley’, traditional, Gene Autry’s version.

Steve, ‘Curley Headed Woman’, Mark Graham.

Roger, ‘Bob Wills is Still the King’, Waylon Jennings.

You should have seen his SOCKS!

Rich, ‘From the Beginning’, Greg Lake.

David & Linda, ‘I Go to Pieces’, Peter & Gordon (Del Shannon).

Remy, ‘Sweet Dreams’, Don Gibson.

Remy and his back up band. Only backwards.