Five hours on the road for a 20 minute set. That’s okay. It was a gathering of DE librarians looking for acts for their libraries. It’s always a group of intelligent folks, and always a fun group to play for. I like to play to them as adults, while doing some of my kids/family stuff. Most of the other acts play to them as children, and I’m not sure I can even do that.
I had to follow an incredibly entertaining trio of break dancers, throwing themselves all over the place, twisting their bodies into wild shapes. A great program of the history of urban street dancing. They blew everyone away. I came out and said, “I’m going to try and stand in one place, and remember the words.”
I followed with a simple ‘Finger on the Nose’, and ‘Tuttie Tah’, and took it from there. It was a good set, with some clever comments, folk philosophy and a variety of tunes on guitar and banjo. I worked up a good sweat, and headed home.
I did get to catch up with fellow performers Jay Smar, Ray Owen, Two of a Kind and Tuckers’ Tales. A good day….