Monday, July 31, 2006
Back on the guitar
After months of playing bass in Caterwaul, I have put it down for the summer and picked up the guitar again. On Sunday afternoon, the Jazzkickers had their first rehearsal of the year: a 3-hour marathon in which we reviewed our material for this year's Employee Giving Campaign concerts at work. Right after that, I went downtown to the Jazz Jook Joint Jamm at Sophia's in Minneapolis, sitting in with Dennis Spears and Debbie Duncan to play some blues. This Friday, I'm joining the rhythm section of the Mike Hachey Band at the University Club in Saint Paul; Carmin Pluntz of the Jazzkickers (and Beasley's Big Band) is leading on saxophone. It's good to be playing out on six strings again!