It’s all done!!! Well, kinda done

Anyone that knows Jack will know that there is always more tweaking to do to any piano he plays. But he has finally put his tools away, for now.

Our dining room is now our Acoustic Piano’s home and practice area. Of course, Harrison is always close, ready to listen and critique. And, since his namesake is George Harrison – we listen :)

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Joining us…….

For a while now, Jack has been tossing around the idea that we have an acoustic piano, instead of his digital piano at our gigs. He prefers an acoustic piano; acoustic pianos have a wonderful presence… and really, just how cool would that be?!

So, we did it — we found a piano that he could do some repair, regulating, voicing, key leveling, hammer resurfacing, etc…you know, piano technician stuff. We brought it home and he has it ready!

We are tossing around some ideas for some fun things to paint on it…. any suggestions would be welcome :)

Have a great Friday all!!
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Late Night Practice

Yes, it is 1:00 am; yes, we are still practicing; yes, we have a built in audience – Harrison and Crosby. Lennon just sleeps through the whole thing, and yes, we know our dogs are named after Beatles members and CSNY. Ringo, our Chow passed many years ago; McCartney, our Yellow Lab passed 5 years ago – so now it is Lennon, 13 year old Black Lab (living on borrowed time since he was three, but that is another story) and our Lab/Australian Shepard/Newfoundland Rescue Mutts and littermates Harrison and Crosby.
We really are so very fortunate.

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Gifts

I admit it, I am a morning person. Every morning is a gift, but sometimes the universe rewards you and lets you know just how special it and YOU really are.
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Sunrise…..

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Up early this morning and watched the sunrise together. There is something magical about a sunrise, true love and a shoulder to lay your head upon.

The picture was from 2006 on the ferry ride to Put-In-Bay in Ohio. Our hair is a little more gray (okay a lot more gray), but we continue to have a great love and carry our music with us always.

Peace
JackNTina

Weddings are just the best, aren’t they?

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A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of playing the cocktail hour for one of our dear friends and her new husband, Allison and Scottie Watkins.

They got married on a beach in Georgia, and a week later had their reception at home for family and friends. Suffice it to say, we were honored and overjoyed to provide music for these two wonderful people.

One of our greatest joys is seeing the joy in others as we play our music. Allison specifically requested ‘Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World’ done, of course, with the ukulele. As we were performing, to see the twinkle in her eye, the smile on her face and the love between them was priceless.

Another joy, playing those deep vinyl cuts; to spark a memory; to surprise a fan of a particular artist. Hearing things like ‘I have never heard that played live at a wedding or anyplace, and you guys nailed it’. Or, to play the beginning of a song, whose first 10 seconds is so recognizable, captures the attention, and again is a surprise, that people actually stop what they are doing, turn and listen…… it’s, as an artist, to what you aspire.

We had all of those at this event. We saw the love of a newly married couple. We pleased the bride with one of her favorites songs. We gave the guests some surprises. We saw some old friends, made new friends. We were ‘fed’ also, both with a wonderful BBQ Pig Roast and our souls.

Thank you Allison and Scottie Watkins and guests.

Peace and love,

JackNTina