April 2, 2012
I play acoustic guitar, basic accompaniment for singing. Also harmonica, nothing fancy. How long playing? hmm...... 40 plus years.. I do sing - country, folk, similar contemporary material and blues tinged country music from the 1930's.
Now that I have been to the Meetup a few times, I am taking harmonica seriously and have come to view myself as clearly one who will benefit from practicing with others... a mentor, someday, as I do enjoy sharing what I learn.
These Meetups are new to me. I'm looking forward to meeting good folks and making some music.
My first Blues heroes were Sonny and Brownie. My grandmother gave me a record of theirs in the 1960s. It had "Folk Songs" in the title. She thought I might like that. It was spot on. Have listened to a range of mostly acoustic blues. The blues influenced country music of Jimmie Rodgers (late 20's, early 30's) and others had a big impact on me.
I do get along well with others.
This meetup is close to my home and sounds like great fun. I have been bringing harps to jams lately as there are generally enough guitar players.
I'll let my hat speak for me. Good times.