A chair in the band.  I have never played guitar with a band and haven't played with a band at all since high school.  Fun at a family party last night.  I ALWAYS have a guitar with me, but I didn't know there would be a band at the party and had no expectation to play other than to find a quiet space away from people and just practice a little.  My father-in-law asked me to sit in with the guys. I said after a couple glasses of bourbon, maybe.

I did OK with Move It On Over.

Little screw up at the turnaround.

Next up was Honky Tonk Woman and I didn't know the chord progression so I just played slide fills.  Last was Johnny B. Goode and last time I played that was in high school. . . on trombone.  I had no idea where I was.

The band was great, but they didn't know any blues songs at all.  Tried to get them to do Baby Please Don't Go, crowd wanted Bad To The Bone.  No luck on either one.  It was fun nevertheless.  The highlight was a guy who came up to me after seeing the slide on my pinky and says, "Wow!  You play really good for having a sprained finger!"

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Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 29, 2014 at 10:52am

Thanks Uncle John.  :)

Comment by Uncle John on May 27, 2014 at 9:04pm

Good on yer!

Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 23, 2014 at 8:50am

Not bad for an unemotional misanthropic introvert.  With a guitar in my hands you'd hardly even know.  Some people need a pill.  I'm sure someone somewhere close to me would love to give me a pill.  I just need three chords and the truth.

Comment by Glenn Watt on May 23, 2014 at 8:34am
It's your openess to engaging through music that I find contagious. Thank you Eric. Will try...
Comment by Glenn Watt on May 23, 2014 at 8:34am
It's your openess to engaging through music that I find contagious. Thank you Eric. Will try...
Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 23, 2014 at 8:25am
There are a handful of performers in the summer. Skidmore is pretty vanilla for the city with a spa history and house racing.

I highly encourage you to at least go out and play sitting in a park bench. As much as I hate interaecting with the average Joe Public I have met some very interesting people this way and smiles from kids are priceless.
Comment by Glenn Watt on May 23, 2014 at 8:11am
Eric,
Are there a good number of street performers in Saratoga Springs during the summer? Does Skidmore college add to a more "artsy" feel to the city? I have never been through that area.

Around where I live in NH, there is a small city named Portsmouth that has an eclectic, artsy, creative, even eccentric atmosphere. It is often dotted with random impromptu public performances. Maybe this year I'll give that a try...
Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 22, 2014 at 9:21pm
Thanks buddy. I had a lot of fun and it was an unexpected highlight of the party for me.
Comment by turtlehead on May 22, 2014 at 9:19pm

Cool stuff Eric.  You're looking mighty comfortable up there. 

Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 21, 2014 at 5:37pm
I'm really looking forward to more opportunities to perform. I'll likely busk in Saratoga Springs more than just once this year.

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