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Another new jamming spot!
Plus, a date at TLC Bond Park
Greetings and felicitations,
Those who went to the Blue Ridge Ukulele Festival in Morganton earlier this month had a fabulous time. Workshops. Jams. Performances. Open mics. Merch. Great people. I hope they can bring it back next year. Bob got a picture just as The Dancing Fleas from Shelby (“an unlimited supply of that joyous, nerdy charisma” … WNCW) took the stage at a free outdoor show Friday night at the courthouse square.
I also collected some nice tips and ideas we might incorporate in our meetings and open mics. Stay tuned!
Back to Bond Park
Monday the 22nd, we return to the Total Life Center at Bond Park in Cary for a morning strum for the participants and staff. We start at 10:30 and play for an hour. Try to arrive around 10:15. We’ll be under the portico where it should be lovely, rain or shine. Look for a setlist in your email and in Dropbox in the next day or so.
The quest to jam near downtown continues
Riparian Provision Co. was fun, but we haven’t settled on one spot yet. This month, Thursday the 25th, we’ll be at Azure Violins, 2409 Crabtree Blvd STE 119, Raleigh, NC 27604, from 6:30-8 p.m. (Note the early start and end times.) It’s a neat music shop in a renovated shopping center near the Greyhound Station off Capitol Blvd. It’s run by a wonderful couple who teach a lot of young students and whose store features orchestral instruments. They also sell ukuleles and have a climate-controlled front space indoors where we can gather and strum. (We’ll end at 8 because that’s when they close and attend to their adorable toddler.)
There’s seating for 8-10 people, so I’d bring a chair just in case you need one. There’s lot of parking along with restaurants (plus a beer garden!) nearby. Should be fun.
Regular jams resume
Thursday the 18th, we’re at the church, 7 p.m. Back again June 1, opening a fun month including an open mic and Make Music Day.
Meanwhile, John Fogerty appeared on the final Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon before the Hollywood writers’ strike. Of course he went into the classroom with Fallon and the Roots to play a familiar favorite. Enjoy!
Perpetual Motion Rick