I get to play for this gathering of seniors at a large community center in Palmer Township. I perform for about 150 seniors who come together for lunch, dessert and good company and some mild entertainment on a monthly Monday afternoon. I’ve done it before and I never quite know how to approach this. As it turns out, I try to engage them as best I can, play some of the kids’ songs, talk about my travels and gigs and play a few tunes they might know. I really don’t get visible feedback from the group as a whole but try to connect as best I can.
As it turns out (and I should know this by now) that the folks have a good time with what I do, though they really don’t sing along with my odd set list. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant time, a challenging gig and a nice check for a hot Monday afternoon in June.