Posted by cornfed on Sunday, October 17, 2010
Got hooked up with a group that plays weekly at a pub called JR's. It's billed as Irish/Old time jam, but there are way more vocals than I have ever encountered in a jam before. That's all right because it gives me an opportunity to think about accompanying singers, a skill that I am sadly defecient in.
A smaller break out group of us are beggininng to put together some common tunes to play as background for some local "historical" reenactments. All good fun!
I am seeing some interesting stuff on the web about what's going on up in Tucson, too.
My personal style is an amalgam of Classical, French Canadian,Irish, Scots and two distinct old time regional styles. Some folks like it, and some don't. That's OK , because the purists are the ones who provide the rest of us with an anchor that keeps us from going too "Jean luc Ponty " on everyone. I personaly think that's the way it has always been. I love the instrument., its voice and the possibilities that it presents once the basics are understood.
I have been "lurking" on this site for a couple of years, and finally decided that I probably ought to join. Who knows, I may be able to contribute something, and I am certain that I will learn as well.
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @5:48:06 PM
You'd for sure be welcome at our jam in PA! LOL!
I've been accused, by different people, of being too much the purist, and of being a total Oldtime Heretic. Go figure.
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @6:06:05 PM
Glad you finally joined! I knew a guy in Tucson once who thought anytune that was roughly post-Civil War was too modern (LOL).
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