Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 6:34 PM
The show in Jacksonville went off just fine. The First Christian Church in South J'ville. A beautiful spacious facility. They have a big auditorium with a full stage- and as well as a piano, had steel guitar(!), tympani and congas. Must be one crazy band in there for the Sunday services.
Our thing was about 40 minutes of music, maybe 10 tunes. All of the selections were from the 20's and 30's- a lot of Irving Berlin in there. Being WWI songs for the most part, they had a nice gutsy quality, a pluckiness to them.
Amy McDonald sings beautifully, so it was a lot of fun accompanying her- especially on the tune we did with just she and I. That one gave me a few jitters(just Sam being his usual worrywart self), but it all fell in place and ended up being nice and relaxed- and expressive!
After the set, a few people came up to talk to me. I love when this happens, and am always glad to converse with folks about music or whatever. Seems like you always do better out of town. Most gigs in Springfield, I just get my money and pack up and go home at the end.
So, coming down from all this. Unwinding, or trying to. Nothing on tap for the week ahead. This is just how I like it: tension and release.
And that's my news for this Sunday. As ever, thanks for reading, whoever-reads-these. More later.