Hometown: Portland area for 40 years
August 2, 2011
I'm not a musician and no longer have anyone in my life who is. So I'm seeking opportunities to "sing along" with those who are. I enjoy singing a variety of music genre, my favorites being jazz standards, show tunes, folk, and country ballads.
My musical tastes are hugely diverse. I grew up in a very musical family and still love the music of my parents, from big band to jazz. I love the "Great American Songbook" ballads.
I think I mentioned that.... I'm strictly amateur, but in the past have done jams, song circles, singing groups/choirs, karaoke. Have just gotten away from it in recent years, but I want to get back to some of it before the parade passes me by! The song circle format sounds like a great way for new people to break in to these jams.
I just signed up for "play for enjoyment" piano lessons (August 2011), so we'll see....
In my soul? Since day one, 2:45 a.m. May 25, Cook County Hospital......(we'll leave the year out of this).
I guess you could say I'm "a singer of a certain age" trying to get more music into my life, while I still have some voice left. That involves finding places to sing as well as surrounding myself with others who also have "music in their soul."
How lucky are Portland area musicians and singers to have Bodhi and all he brings!?