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March 18, 2007

Saint Patrick's Day Gig and Coffee House Gig

This week has been busy - first the Wednesday gig where we opened for Trooper; then Friday we played the local coffee house Merchants; then yesterday we helped the local Irish Pub O'Shea's to celebrate Saint Patrick. We did so by playing some Irish tunes we managed to scramble together, mixed with our usual mix of blues, rock and country.

I had expected to see more people at Merchants than we actually saw - it's usually quite busy there on Fridays. I like playing there though. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, and the sound is quite good in there. Must all them coffee beans sound proofing the room!

The other thing worth mentioning about Friday night is that I had our daughter run my Sony camcorder, so we now have some actual live footage of what we sound and look like. I don't know if that is a good thing or not... I haven't watched it yet. I plan on putting together some short demo medley of some sort, if it's good enough .

The Irish celebration night at O'Shea's went really well. People seemed to like us and they were dancing and drinking and being jolly, just as it should be on such a night. The Irish songs we just learned very shortly before the gig, so we weren't all that prepared but I don't it mattered that much.

Some friends came over to jam with us later on during the night, and that was fun and made it a very relaxed gig. Lots of jamming. I had a brief moment of panic, when my guitar died. I believe my guitar fell of the stand at one point, and somehow the 3-way switch got bent a little. When I realized that was the problem, I just bent it back and voila, it was working fine again.

It's been a bit of a tough week with gigs and learning lots of new songs, but hey, being busy is good too. Now it should be a little less stressful with gigs. We have a duo gig on March 24 and then a gig in Mirror on April 14.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on March 18, 2007

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