These roll around like clockwork, and though they are sparsely attended, I enjoy the chance to informally jam with friends who make the effort to come out. Tom’s a banjo player who’s working on playing and singing and that’s a mighty fine step. Peter brings out his latest homemade guitar and it’s a thrill to share these new instruments with friends. Rich knows how to jam on piano and has some great ears; I always count on him to find the groove. Nadine comes out to support the vocals and share a couple of tunes. She’s a good friend in my circle. And there are always a few familiar faces who show up.

I particularly love the chat and banter that goes on between the songs and provides the glue for the friendships we celebrate.