I’ve been playing for these folks at Strong House, an elder daycare center in Madison for years, and they are wonderfully supportive and instructive as well. I’ve learned that these folks love to sing along, so they’ve led me to learn and play songs outside my repetoire.
It’s a variety of abilities, but the main things is that they have the spirit to get out and experience life. And that counts for a lot in my book. That’s why I can play my kids stuff, mandolin tunes and swing stuff for them and they appreciate the live music.
I always come away energized. Good thing cause I had to drive through Friday traffic in CT, NY, NJ and PA to get back to B’town.