February 4, 2013
There's a creative energy involved in live performance that gets lost once recording is involved, regardless of media. I'm always listening and watching performers for ideas of tunes I'd like to pick up, too. I have a little difficulty with excessive sound levels, (some performers don't get that increased volume = increased distortion), but unless it's really loud I'm a very happy audience member. Have never developed a taste of opera or rap & Am. jazz is too unstructured for me. But really enjoy folk, blues, bluegrass, S. Am. jazz (chair dancing music!), some country, barbershop, classical, ambient and acoustic guitar/lute. Love acoustic festivals (ie. Walnut Valley, etc) and songwriting workshops, too. Also enjoy live musicals, both as audience and on stage (had a blast being in the cast (just the chorus) of "Music Man" @ the PLVCT summer of 2011).
Hands down: Atlanta Pop '69 (Led Zeppelin, Chicago, Janis Joplin, Pacific Gas & Electric); Pearl was incredible to watch! Love Tommy Emmanuel, Peter Mulvey, Neal & Leandra, Pete Seeger, John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Greg Brown, John McCutcheon, Steve Goodman and Tom Paxton, too, and have enjoyed seeing them all. And the granddaddy of bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe. They're all such wonderful performers! Want to see Lyle Lovett and Eric Clapton. So much to see, so little time...
Hi folks! I'm new to the Omaha area and a definite fan of the performing arts. Retired nurse; now singer/songwriter with guitar. Perform (varied venues) solo and participate in jams whenever I get the chance. Enjoy live performance & movies, too.