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Postby dcblues » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:40 am

I've been asked to join a Baltimore based band that is getting lots of exposure and might be hitting the road next year. The band has a horn section, and they want me to learn the horn parts and play with them. I know that they'll want me to do some lead harp too since I've seen them with a harp player.

My first gig with them will be at the Baltimore Blues Society's contest finals on Thanksgiving weekend.

This couldn't have come at a better time. I'm temping now (my current job is one I'm working from home and loving), and I have time to travel.

Hopefully this will go well. I'll let everyone here know what happens.
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Postby mickeypainless » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:13 am

Very cool DC, CONGRATS!
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Postby ricochet » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:25 am

That's terrific, DC! Keep us posted!

Maybe y'all can make it down here to the Tri-Cities! :)

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Postby oleman » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:28 am

Bless your heart DC. I'm envious.
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Postby jeffl » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:16 pm

Hey,that's great,DC! Have you played with any of these guys before...? One of the things I've noticed (it's one of those "duh" things) is that the higher the level of musicianship of the guys you're joining, the easier it is to step in; the only thing remaining is havin' that first tune hit where everybody looks at each other when it's over,and has that "awright!" look on their faces...
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Postby stumblin » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:20 pm

Nice one DC, enjoy it and let us all know how it goes :)
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Postby bluesmcgoo » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:53 pm

Hey that's great news, DC!

Good luck!
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Postby savage » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:57 pm

thats awesome
hope it goes well DC!
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Postby bosco » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:55 pm

That's great DC, way to go bud!

We'll look forward to the updates.:D

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Postby dcblues » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:17 am

jeffl, no I haven't played with them before. I've seen them once and one of their horn players (the one who asked me to join the band) has heard me play a couple of times. He's going to send me a tape and I'm going to rehearse with them some time next week.

Thanks for all of the encouragement!

I also picked up a great paying New Year's gig with my somewhat defunct acoustic band.
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Postby jeffl » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:20 pm

Speaking of holiday gigs, our keyboarder reminded us last nite that this is the time of year when people come up to you at gigs and ask if you can do a holiday party. We all agreed that if anybody asked us,our fee would be roughly 5 times what we normally get. The market goes up over the holidays,and a thoughtless slip of the tongue can cost your band thousands. Good luck learnin' the tunes,DC; I'm still goin' through that with this outfit,and it's definitely a challenge to keep it fun when you're scramblin' so much to handle the tunes. The talk last nite is that we may keep this band together in its current lineup, since the frontman hasn't found a new job yet.
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Postby dcblues » Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:16 am

We won the Baltimore Blues Society contest. It looks like I'm going to Memphis.
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Postby jellyroll baker » Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:04 am

That's brilliant. How it keeps going well for you.
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Postby bosco » Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:22 pm

We won the Baltimore Blues Society contest.

Sounds like you've hooked up with a great oufit that has original tunes. Enjoy it, great bands are hard to come by and best of luck!

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Postby ricochet » Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:23 pm

Man, that's great, DC!

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