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doryman - Posted - 05/19/2021: 12:53:11
Following the recent CDC announcement , my group of regular jam friends finally jammed together, indoors, last night. We are all vaccinated and decided to re-start our regular Tuesday night jam after over a year hiatus due to covid. Some observations:
1) It sure is a LOT easier to play in the warm indoors than the cold outside.
2) We didn't forget the tunes over the past year but we sure did forget a lot of the lyrics!
3) I had not seen some of these folks since before covid. I didn't realize how emotional it would be for me to see them and play with them once again. I was SO happy to see them. I hope I don't forget that.
4) Since I decided to learn fiddle as a covid project, most everyone at the jam knew me as a banjo player and I didn't even bring my banjo to the jam, just my fiddle. It went WAY better than I thought it would. In no small part, I have you all to thank for that, with all the kind advice you've given me over the past year...or advice you gave to others that applied to me as well.
Swing - Posted - 05/19/2021: 13:10:04
TONIGHT!!!!!!!! For the first time indoors in a year..last summer and fall we played outside as the temps allowed.. besides lots of old tunes, many new ones , a new to us upright piano ( high quality) and a Nykleharpa....
TuneWeaver - Posted - 05/19/2021: 14:14:12
Hey, Swing.. here in Bloomington, we are in Full SWING!! (pun intended)....We can go indoors, but what with this beautiful weather we are still Outdoors.. go figure!!
farmerjones - Posted - 05/19/2021: 15:39:57
We been jamming for ruffly 6 weeks. We knocked off for only three or four months. We're all old farts, so we got shots early. But before that it was kinda weird. It was sorta like a bubble situation. It's hard to explain how "devought" our audience is. They're so supportive, it rubs off on us jammers. We're all the more supportive of them that need support but may get dismissed elsewhere. We did loose a member ( jammer) due to covid. (Long story) So every kind action is sort of dedicated to him.
Edited by - farmerjones on 05/19/2021 15:40:48
Flat_the_3rd_n7th - Posted - 05/19/2021: 18:13:39
I'm so glad you're getting 'er back together.
Isn't it interesting that one can forget lyrics, but melodies endure.
I don't really understand why, since words are pretty strong stamps. Must have to do with ancient tones rattling around in our heads. Cheers!
ChickenMan - Posted - 05/19/2021: 19:58:45
Have had two jams with different bands. Same happiness in my soul. Really didn't realize how much music with others is needed medicine.
groundhogpeggy - Posted - 05/20/2021: 04:05:55
This is just a heartwarming thread to read! And, I always forget lyrics...lol. Glad to hear about people getting back together again.
UsuallyPickin - Posted - 05/20/2021: 06:20:09
Oh yeah .... it feels good to pick with friends ... R/
Swing - Posted - 05/20/2021: 07:15:15
An update on my in person jam last night....it was great.... the star of the show was the 1964 Steinway upright piano.... all three of us play fiddle and backup piano so we could rotate amongst the tunes.. The piano was amazing, the keys were like butter and the sound beyond expectations.... the host made cookies which got us through...
groundhogpeggy - Posted - 05/20/2021: 10:15:15
Gosh I'm gonna have to start trying to find a jam to go to again...lol.
groundhogpeggy - Posted - 05/20/2021: 10:15:32
Not for the cookies...just for the fun.
bf - Posted - 05/21/2021: 20:03:04
The weather has been nice enough we have had a handful of outdoor gatherings here in Ohio. I still need to knock the rust off.