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Riverboat Gig on the Mighty Miss'ippi

Posted by David M. on Thursday, August 27, 2009

A buddy asked me to play on the Pearl Button Riverboat with him Friday night for a 2 hour cruise on the Mississippi River.   It's a beer/wine tasting event and we're the background music.  I think we'll be on the middle deck instead of the top deck, so I don't even think we'll need a sound system.  Just fiddle/banjo/bass and maybe some mandolin.

It should be alot of fun.  Even though I've lived in this town on the Mississippi River for almost 10 years, I've never been out of the port here.

7 comments on “Riverboat Gig on the Mighty Miss'ippi”

TimK Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @8:08:44 AM

Sounds like a fun time! Don your 19th century frock coat and play Steamboat Around the Bend.

bj Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @8:24:33 AM

Wow, you get the SWEETEST gigs!

David M. Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @8:53:09 AM


Well, it's all about WHO you know (or in this case, who my buddy knows...).

mudbug Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @1:13:29 PM

Classical and jazz sometimes get relegated to background music, unfortunately. But I don't see how that could happen to fiddle music. It's too spunky! Have a great gig!

Midwest_Fiddler Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @3:22:45 PM

That will definitely be fun! I've only been across the Mississippi a few times on some ferries. It would be fun to go for a long ride AND play music too. Not to mention beer & wine. :-)

Mandogryl Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @6:56:50 PM

That IS a great sounding gig.
Me? This weekend a few of us will be performing at Hartland Fun Days.....
You are so lucky.

frogeyes Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @8:32:32 PM

man i can't think of anything better than playing on a river boat you enjoy

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