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Stand By For A Flash!

This group meets ever 2nd and 4th Tuesday.  It is well established and tends to play older Hany Williams style  40's and 50's music plus gospel.

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  • Patricia O.

    Oops... I meant "HanK", not "Hany"... (I don't know who "Hany" might be, but if they ever made any music, I don't remember it.) ;^)

    May 10, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    Well, it may not be the "Flash" I was hoping for, but it is a chance to get out and play with other folks. I case you're interested, this is the group who tend to play 40's and 50's music, mostly country Hank Williams style and a lot of gospel. It's a good bunch of people who seem to welcome new commers.

    May 6, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    As you can see if you happen to pay attention to the profile photos I sometimes post, it is time for a new question! Of all the guitar players ever born, who in your opinion is the true… “Lord of the Strings?!”

    I’m leaning toward Eric Clapton, but what do I know?

    Now that I think about it "Lord of the Strings" could be just about any insturment with strings... :o\

    In that case let's open it up to ANY stringed player from Clapton, to Yo Yo Ma. So, who would be "Your" choice?

    April 23, 2014

    • Joe Sam S.

      One person every acoustic player should at least hear about is Tommy Emmanuel. Here's a link to his version of "Classical Gas":­ Google for plenty more.

      1 · April 27, 2014

    • Patricia O.

      Wow... I'm so out of the loop. I only recognize a couple of people you mentioned Joe. I used to be able to play classical gas though, so I'm familiar with it. But alas, that was long ago and far away. I'm not sure I'll ever to play that well again. Sigh... **shruggs** :o\

      April 27, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    I Found A Guitar!!! Unfortunately, someone had been playing “Angry Rock Star” with it and it’s in about three large pieces… :o\ Oh well, as they used to say in the chicken nugget commercial; “Parts is parts!”

    April 25, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    Ok, I'm confused...

    "What Is Bluegrass?"

    This is what I thought was bluegrass:

    But the stuff I heard at the last "Choir Practice" at the San Jose Baptist Church was mostly very slow gospel music. I like lively music, so what am I getting wrong here? Where can I find music like the "Foggy Mountain Boys" used to play, "Roll in my sweet baby's arms", kinda music?

    April 24, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    I was "Rained out from Rain Dogs"... No it didn't rain and it's a good thing because if you DO wish to attend their "Old Time Jacksonville Jam" you'd drown walking from the closest parking place to get there. I can't report how the music is because I never found a spot within a 1/2 mile of the place. However, if you do want to go I would recommend getting there for their "slow jam" which starts around 4:30 and goes until about 6:30 when the regular music is reported to start. I don't know if the parking would be any improvement at that time of the day, but I seriously doubt it could be any worse. Sorry I can't tell you what a fantastic time I had. Maybe some other time.

    April 22, 2014

    • eu-boy-ah

      This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

      April 24, 2014

    • Patricia O.

      Thanks for your comment. I haven't given up on this yet... Apparently it gets better after happy hour (8 pm) so a bit of parking can be found. Plus there is a back entrance next to the bank where you can park. I'll post more when I find out. In the mean time do you have any ideas when/where folks can jam?

      April 24, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    “Music History”

    Its amazing how little is known about the rich history of some of our most popular songs. Recently I’ve been confused about the lyrics of one song I’ve thought I’ve known for the better part of my life. I was always confused about references to “the gambler” section of this song. Like so many songs I’ve done in the past I didn’t much care what the lyrics meant, or for that matter what they really were and just sang them whatever way I remembered them. The song I am talking about is now known by the popular name “The House of the Rising Sun”, but after looking it up on Wikipedia I find its rich history possibly dating back to the 17th century. Although I still don’t have a very clear understanding of the original lyrics, I have decided on the ones I will use from now on.

    April 20, 2014

  • Patricia O.

    This is NOT the Flash. There are a couple of different opportunities for a meetup/jam this coming Tuesday. "Jacksonville Old Time Jam" at "Rain Dog" (I think it's a bar) at 5 points. There is a slow 'learning' jam in the back room from 6:00-7:30 and an up to speed jam in the front that goes from about 7:30 to midnight. From what I was told they play old time fiddle tunes, pre-bluegrass mountain music. I would like to peek in to see what this one is like.

    The other opportunity will be held at the Baptist Church in Mandarin at the corner of San Jose and Orange Picker’s Road. This group is well established and begins settin around 6:30 up with the music circle 7 pm. In case you didn’t catch my review of the previous group, it is very old music from the 40’s and 50’s with a lot of Hank Williams’s Sr. and Gospel. There is an occasional fast song, but it is usually just guitar lead with accompaniment. Very laid back… I hope to see you there!

    April 19, 2014

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