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Mar 30, 2020 - 6:16:22 AM
32 posts since 9/20/2012

Where do you like to play? For yourself or others.

Mar 30, 2020 - 10:06:35 AM

32 posts since 9/20/2012

My favorite gig is a little brew pub in Marquette, MI called Black Rocks. I play there with a band that has bluegrass instrumentation (bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica), but doesn't play bluegrass music. Great venue. They don't have music on Friday and Saturday and close by 11pm, so I can get to work in the morning in decent shape.

Mar 30, 2020 - 11:35:33 AM

TSSN

USA

776 posts since 1/3/2011

That sounds like a great spot. Right now, my favorite place to play is my kitchen table.

When my band was better organized, we played the Truman Lake Opry, in western Missouri, several times. Not huge crowds, maybe 50-60, but they liked bluegrass. Good people.

Edited by - TSSN on 03/30/2020 11:35:51

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:30:54 PM

8 posts since 5/13/2011

When I lived in the UP and played in a band, I used to love playing at the Nahma Inn. They loved bluegrass and were real fun to play for.

Mar 31, 2020 - 4:41:54 AM

207 posts since 12/23/2010

We used to have a jam group that got together once a month at a church and visited, ate and jammed. Unfortunately, time, disinterest and old age took care of most of our members.

Now I just play for myself, at home, sitting on the piano bench, using the piano as a place for my songbook.

I miss our jams.

Mar 31, 2020 - 5:44:07 AM

Robert

USA

56 posts since 12/30/2010

Right now, the living room but I gigged a lot and have had countless gigs canceled and postponed. Am doing some teaching over the internet but it is now quite as good as in person. That virtual teaching thing is all new to me.

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:29:10 AM

32 posts since 9/20/2012

John, did you live in Escanaba? I believe that the Nahma Inn was for sale a couple of years ago.

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:31:18 AM
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32 posts since 9/20/2012

I can relate to the limitations of on-line teaching Bob. I teach at Northern Michigan University, and this virus has moved us to all on-line delivery. It is not the best, but for now we will have to make do. It is nice that all of a sudden, I have more time to practice mandolin.

Mar 31, 2020 - 10:42:57 AM

8 posts since 5/13/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Yooper

John, did you live in Escanaba? I believe that the Nahma Inn was for sale a couple of years ago.


Yes I did. I played with Grassfire for two years. I've been back in Wisconsin for two years now.

Edited by - John Adrihan on 03/31/2020 10:43:35

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:03:02 AM

32 posts since 9/20/2012

Small world. My band is The Union Suits. (facebook.com/unionsuitslocal906/). We just do local gigs about once a month, don't take ourselves too seriously, and have a lot of fun. As you know, Marquette is a small and isolated town, but we have an extraordinary number of very talented musicians around here.

Apr 1, 2020 - 7:11:43 AM

Robert

USA

56 posts since 12/30/2010

It is amazing to me what happens in these times This is from an email we got regarding an up coming gig. "Due to the stupid virus and some folks who are scaredy cats, we think we'll probably need to re-schedule the gig that was scheduled for April 25." Then they suggest a date two weeks later but the gig isn't going to happen as the governor has shut down these activities until further notice. Oh my we are living in interesting times.

Apr 2, 2020 - 10:23:34 AM

32 posts since 9/20/2012

Either Shannon has been hacked, or English is not his primary language. But I'm thinking he is not a mandolin player. LOL

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