Hello Fellow Song Circle Members,
The next circle will be Saturday, June 20th, at 6:30 p.m. This one is a music jam and, weather permitting, backyard barbeque. We can sit outside and enjoy the summer weather! Please prepare a couple of songs you’ve been working on or would like to play in a group. If you have song you would like to perform for the group, we’d love to hear it. The Circle will meet at my house in inner SE Portland. I will send the address to those who have RSVP'd yes a day a two prior to the event.
I’ll provide a snack or two and a bottle of red wine. Please bring something to put on the grill if you want to barbeque, and a side dish or a beverage to share. There will be a $2.00 donation to the kitty to defray meetup costs.
Each Circle is different, but they go something like this:
The Circles run from 7:00 to around 11:00 p.m. We start with a handful of people, and everyone grabs a chair, after having some refreshments and snacks.
We go around the circle and take turns deciding which song to play next. It’s ok to pass, and let the next person pick. The person who picks the song generally leads it. Most songs are group endeavors, but there’s generally one solo song a night, and can be more. If someone is a songwriter, they might be an original to share. There’s no pattern or theme unless it is a theme night: we’ll sing some Americana, Beatles, James Taylor, etc., blues, gospel, cowboy, old jazz, even the occasional show tune.
Some song circle attendees are accomplished musicians who add solos and can play various instruments. Other people just want to join and add their instruments and voices to the mix.
The song circle is really about the joy of playing and singing. Come join us!