It’s tough to take a 2 pm Friday afternoon gig at a school in northern NJ, knowing that the traffic back to PA will be heavy. Several of us also had some early gigs Friday evening so we tried to negotiate an early time, but it was not to be. The school was doing a ‘decades’ theme celebrating 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, though I can’t for the life of me recall anything that happened in the 80’s and 90’s. We were the perfect assembly to wrap up the day.
Even though we go back much further, the RockRoots show really demonstrates the historical progression of American music. I just had to be more cognizant of mentioning the decades in the show. It went well and, as usual, the kids and teachers were up and dancing at the end.
It was our second gig with Steve on guitar, and he’s getting the show down better, and it’s good not to have to worry about the bumps along the way since the three of us are solid enough to give him some slack.
The principal, a drummer himself, came up afterwards to thank us and said that he even learned some stuff along the way. That was a particularly nice compliment.
We got done and we on the road by 3 pm, so all was well. It’s good to be playing more.