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The Songsmith Sessions are held every Weds in The Alma in Cambridge.
I'd been along to watch a few times to see if I could imagine playing there, but was a bit daunted by the really high standard of musicians!!
As it's getting so cold busking though, I thought I'd brave playing in a nice warm pub.
Getting my little Canjo out, when people had been playing their super duper instruments was pretty scary, but it went down really well!
A slightly surreal experience having people join in and dance : -)
Tom was saying "Harold" as when I started it reminded him of the music from Steptoe and Son http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRaiiT3ZnJw
I did three songs as well with a Cigar Box Guitar which I'll post some clips of soon.
A really enjoyable evening, and good to feel it was ok to make mistakes - I forgot to put my capo on on one song, forgot to switch a pedal on on another...in fact I think I made some kind of false start on all of them, but it was OK!!
The guy joining in is Tom Dalpra, one of the guys running it. Check this vid of him a few decades ago, brilliant!!! (he's the lead singer in the orange top) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEEYRdoLtUE