Friday, August 3, 2018

Mile and Me - Busking (Day 1)


Mile of Music Festival Day 1 was so much fun!  Key!  I played a pop up with Tyler and the Streeters and dipped my toe in to playing publicly again.  And it was fun!  Yay! But more details and a pic on that later :)

My day started with dropping off some prints that have a music theme and some cd coasters over at Foxley's. Then over to Copper Rock for some lunch and listen to Walt Hamburger.  Such a crowd for a Thursday afternoon! I then went over Houdini Plaza to learn about Brazilian Drumming.  What a fun activity for the young ones.  Great job Mile of Music Education Team!

Had to go to work at the PAC for a few hours.  We were pretty slow, so was able to sneak in some people watching.  A nice blend of musicians and music enthusiasts! After work I met up with my friends from Indianapolis, Ben, Kathy, Kellie and her boyfriend Jonathan and local friends Donna and Tosh just in time for Audiodacity at D2.  Amazing horns, a bit of rap, and danceable rhythms!  

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Next was Kurt Gunn at the Dirty Leprechaun. He was great, really enjoyed the mandolin. But I still left frustrated.  There are signs asking to music attendees to be quiet.  But here no one was paying attention and it was very loud.  I was able to get a nice pic though :) 

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A quick bite to eat at the Artist Lounge and a conversation about cats with Eric and his wife was a great way to get out of my little funk.  and then.....this happened!

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Tyler and the Streeters did a pop up in front of the Red Lion Inn.  We did the song and I hit the right notes and someone told me later it sounded pretty :) So I got that "I haven't performed in public in 3 decades" out of the way. I didn't die...everyone still likes Also got the neatest compliment from someone I respect, thank you Renee!

I was jazzed after that! I took in Nicolas Raymond on the Mile of Music Bus who remained gracious and not flustered with the sound system issues he was having (good lesson there). Then over to Spats to take in Mo Lowda and the Humble.  Always a good time there especially with a top of the line stage!: 
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Finished the evening with my favorite chocolate and strawberry martini and Captain Ivory.   Managed to stay up long enough to catch RedHawks for a couple of songs but then I crashed pretty heavily and had to go home.  Such a fun day!

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