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A Great Show for Dad and Daughter!



This past Sunday, my daughter Lexie and I had the final show of our summer gigs up here on Martha’s Vineyard, and it was just an incredible evening! We played at a place called “The Yard”, that normally features world-class dance acts and acting presentations, but has never had a musical act before.  It’s set in a large barn, with row seating, like a small theater, and it being the end of the summer, before Labor Day, we thought it was just going to be a light turnout, maybe 20 people or so, and that we’d just make it a quick and simple gig that was” just around the corner!”

Boy, were we pleasantly mistaken!! Turns out we had an extremely enthusiastic crowd of more than 200, that sounded more like 2000! There were even moments in the show where we had to ask the audience to stop cheering, so we could even continue with our set! It was astonishing! I was a bit nervous about the gig to begin with, as I usually am when I’m playing without a band, and relying upon just my guitar to carry everything, but it never seems to amaze me how much can be conveyed, and how much you can get the joint rockin’ with just one instrument!

I played an hour solo, then Lexie joined me for about 10 of her own wonderful songs, where she also played guitar and I accompanied her, then I did 4 more solo tunes, and then we ended together for four more songs! All in all, we played a whopping 2 and a half hours, and not a soul left the place! We will simply never forget what an amazing night that was, and what a powerful reaction we got from the audience.

It just shows, you must always be prepared, because sometimes the gig you expect to be just “a little nothing” may happen to turn out to be an amazing and surprising happening that you’ll remember for the rest of your life! Truly a rewarding experience for both father as well as daughter!


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