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!!
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.
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,