Music Jam and Backyard Barbeque!

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!


Laura

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  • Rob

    A wonderful time indeed!
    Thank you so much for hosting.

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • JohnnyB

    DANG! Sorry I missed this... sounds like you guys had way too much fun!

    July 23, 2013

    • Laurab

      See you next time!

      July 23, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Positively delightful evening -great harmonies and a eclectic mix of strings and woodwinds and slide guitar

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Laurab

    Thanks to everyone for joining us for music, food and revelry on a beautiful moonlit night.

    July 21, 2013

    • Barbara S.

      Laurab,

      July 21, 2013

    • Barbara S.

      It was a lovely evening! Thank you so much for hosting.

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Sue W.

    Last night was fun. Met a lot of nice folks and played some good music. Thanks for letting the clarinet player sit in!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Laura for hosting - what a lovely setting and well timed with that gorgeous moonrise. Nice meeting everyone and sharing tunes and what a pleasure to hear those stellar original pieces.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Sorry to cancel, but I am not feeling well. I hope to make it next time.

    July 20, 2013

  • David B.

    Hi Laura. Looks like fun but this weather has compelled me to the great outdoors. Enjoy!

    July 19, 2013

  • Sue W.

    I'm looking forward to meeting all of you.

    July 16, 2013

  • Jeannie S.

    Sorry to miss this, but someone on the waiting list will be happy! Catch you next time?

    July 16, 2013

  • JohnnyB

    Wish I were going to be there!

    July 15, 2013

    • Laurab

      Me too. Sorry you'll miss! But have a blast in Colorado : )

      July 15, 2013

  • Ken F.

    Still spending most time in California so it might be a bit before I can attend, but looking forward to it.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Audrey

    I hope to make it this time.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Dave Z

    looks like I'll be at the other end of the state on Friday - so am cancelling - hope I can catch the next one!

    July 14, 2013

  • Rob

    Looking forward to meeting up with you all Saturday!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Rob

    Wow! This circle filled up quick.

    July 2, 2013

  • Julie

    I look forward to meting everyone! can I bring a friend?

    July 1, 2013

    • Laurab

      Hi Julie, I limit the circle to attendees who have RSVP'd. your friend would need to join the group and RSVP.

      July 1, 2013

  • JohnnyB

    So sorry to miss this... sounds like fun! I'll be hiking in Colorado.

    July 1, 2013

    • Laurab

      Sorry you can't make it, but have a blast in Colorado!

      July 1, 2013

  • lena l.

    long time songster first time with this meet up group. looking forward to meeting folks.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Alek

    See you then!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Larry L.

    See you on July 20th!!!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Jeannie S.

    Sounds like fun!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Kate M.

    I will bring watermelon

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • John R.

    Back to bassics

    1 · July 1, 2013

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