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2295 posts
Mar 31, 2022
9:41 AM
Our local Urbana, Illinois, weekly live music gathering had its 10 year anniversary celebration on Monday, March 28. I went for some of it to listen and play. I played harp on several songs sung by others and sang 3 songs myself.

Here is one of the 3 songs I sang. The band is a pickup band of musicians who regularly participate at the Hoot, and who often accompany one another there. Harp solo 1:33:44...

The collaborative music at the Hootenanny is often loose and unrehearsed, pretty much a jam, unless a performer plays solo or brings specific band members for a rehearsed performance.

The Urbana Hootenanny celebrates live music and has served as an incubator and networking venue for local musicians. Quite a few bands have formed from encounters at this weekly event at The Rose Bowl Tavern.

Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Mar 31, 2022 9:52 AM
400 posts
Apr 01, 2022
6:26 AM
Sounding nice there on the harp !!
Looks like a good time was had by all.
3030 posts
Apr 01, 2022
7:44 PM
Get down Doug!
Nice stage direction too, too bad the piano player doesn’t have eyes in the back of her head.
2296 posts
Apr 01, 2022
8:15 PM
Thanks, Spderyak and Gnarly!

Gary, regarding the piano player, you should have said "HIS" head, although it is hard to differentiate from the video of him at the piano. Cody is the multi-instrumentalist who played mandolin on my CD and plays in several bands using a variety of different instruments. He was playing banjo earlier in the video.

Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Apr 01, 2022 8:15 PM
3031 posts
Apr 02, 2022
7:39 AM
In keeping with current norms, I should have said “their”.
Nice to hear you doin’ your thing.
2297 posts
Apr 02, 2022
8:00 AM
This was my first time playing unmasked indoors in a venue since 12/10/2021. The low transmission rates in my area convinced me to take a chance and do what I enjoy for a couple hours.

I am keeping my fingers crossed and will get a second booster asap so I can play more often with less risk. Being a high risk senior sucks!

The Rose Bowl Tavern recently worked out an agreement with the city to put up their big tent in a parking lot for daily outdoor music from May through October. This outdoor music tent venue was started in the summer of 2020 and will now carry into the 3rd year.

Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Apr 02, 2022 8:06 AM
3032 posts
Apr 02, 2022
8:05 PM
I got my second booster shot today, still a little wary of contagion. My wife is immuno suppressed, she got a kidney two years ago and has to take drugs to keep it from realizing it’s a foreign object.
I am planning on going to SPAH, are you coming Doug?
2299 posts
Apr 03, 2022
6:41 AM
I am undecided about SPAH.

I really like SPAH, and would love going for the interaction, playing, performances, jams, and workshops, but hundreds of players from all over in a closed space for days raises some concern. A lot of my decision depends on what happens with variants, transmission rates, vaccine effectiveness, and personal health risk assessment. I will not sign up early as I did pre-Covid.

I will let you know when I decide.

Doug S.
2303 posts
Apr 08, 2022
9:08 AM
I was on stage playing accompaniment on various songs from 44:45 until 1:35:20 in the video above in my OP.

While on stage I sang two songs other than Midnight Special:

1:02:30 Snake Oil Man (one of my original songs)

1:09:45 Corrine, Corrina (Bo Carter)

Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Apr 08, 2022 9:09 AM

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