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Tuesday, February 22, 2005
I went up after Rebecca and even by that time some other musicians started to arrive. I played three Tea Party songs in an open C tuning: "Sister Awake", "Winter Solstice", and "Sun Going Down". People enjoyed hearing these songs, or perhaps moreso hearing someone play non-usual songs in a non-usual tuning. People mostly liked "Sun Going Down" because of the slide guitar and the style of the song. After my set, Josh asked if I would come to the recording studio and record - I will be a test subject for his student (he teaches recording engineering). I of course said "Absolutely!"
There's another fellow that comes occasionally, named Tyler, that plays slide blues - he deserves an honorable mention. His tuning was a little out but it was still very cool to hear him play - a refreshing break from the usual stuff you hear. Greg went up again and played a good set of songs, this time my favorite was probably "Lost Together" by Blue Rodeo, and Josh and I went up and provided backup vocals to this song.
Later, a bluesy fellow named Dan wanted some accompaniment so I played some basic 12 bar blues while he went nuts on the guitar... he's fairly fast and has a flair for Stevie Ray Vaughan. I think he's really young and already quite good, so watch out for this guy in a few years!