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. ----------
Last Edited by dougharps on Mar 31, 2022 9:52 AM
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. ----------
Last Edited by dougharps on Apr 01, 2022 8:15 PM
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. ----------
Last Edited by dougharps on Apr 02, 2022 8:06 AM
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?
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.