Good music, good conversation, very nice people. Parking lot conversations were as meaningful as our formal activities, and that's a real good sign. Not everyone was able to attend the full event, so we had several different 'meetups', so to speak, but all were enjoyable.
Liz Zorn shared a couple of her songs with us, and I'm looking forward to hearing more.
0 · May 14, 2005
We had a great time Saturday afternoon. Liz Zorn brought her husband and two guests, and Sherri brought her mother, who was visiting from out of town. Peter and Dan were also present for part of the afternoon.
Liz began the afternoon's music with an original piece, "In the Well". She was followed by a request for "A Little R&R"'s standard opener, "Criminal Rag". After some coaxing, Sherri sang "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler On the Roof". She has a terrific voice, as she used to be a professional singer.
Liz and R&R did a couple more pieces, and then we went outside to enjoy the lovely spring weather (a rare thing in Cincinnati, since we usually go straight from winter to summer!). Liz talked about her career shift from visual artist to musician; she is a woman of many talents!
She also told us more about "Just Plain Folks", a free e-group of musicians, composers, singers, music producers, and recording studio owners. To find out more about them, go to:
Liz and company had to move on, so the others went back in to Uptown Coffee to chat with Dan, who is just beginning to learn to play guitar. Ray gave him some tips on strumming, picking, bar chords, and experimenting with chords moved up the neck by two frets at a time, yielding some interesting results.
We were just about to leave, when Orlando Luckey walked in! What an awesome guitarist he is! He noodled around for a bit on guitar, with Ray joining in. We again went outside, and played some additional pieces in the parking lot. Although he said he was hoarse, Orlando finally played a piece for us: a slow ballad entitled "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" (quite different from the song of the same name that was popular on the radio some time back). I can't wait to hear him when he is in voice, if that's how good he sounds now!
It was a very satisfying afternoon of music and comraderie! I hope more folks will come out next time and hear how good it is for themselves!
0 · May 8, 2005