Re: personal harp story (long)

Hey Steve,

What a great story! Congratulations! 

I know you learned a lot from your experience and
will continue to improve and grow as a player. 

For me, there's nothing like the rush of playing
for an appreciative audience... just makes that
love of the instrument go ever deeper.

Keep it up!

Harpin' in Colorado,
- --Ken M.

- --- Moandabluz@xxxxxxx wrote:
> This is just a little thing about me and my harp
> playing. No information 
> here, nothing new for you list members.
>    For those of you who know me, i make no claims
> to being a great harp 
> player. I can play basic things and I have
> improved a lot over the past few years. 
> A few weeks ago i stopped at a local restaurant
> to say hello to some friends 
> who were playing there. They are always kind
> enough to let me play a song or 
> two and keep it simple, usually a shuffle and
> something standard.
>    So, imagine my surprise last week when the
> leader of the group called me 
> and asked me if I could play with them on
> Saturday. Turns out, a lady in the 
> place was there when I played, was looking for a
> band for a private party for 
> employees of the local TV station. She loved the
> harmonica sound and told them 
> she'd hire them if they could get the harmonica
> player.
>    Now, I should mention, the drummer, guitar
> player and bass player in this 
> group are considered the best in town on those
> instruments and the band is 
> popular. So we played outside last Saturday, and
> I got to use my own setup, with 
> the amp   mic'ed thru the PA and the whole deal. 
>  I have always wanted to 
> play a full night with a quality band and this
> was my chance.
>    Nervous? No kidding. But the band is mellow
> and plays a wide variety of 
> music, loosely blues-based. I survived, found
> something to play on everything 
> that needed it, and had a very memorable night.
>     I pass this along because this list and some
> members here have done so 
> much to help me improve. I'm not a kid (61) and
> ijust got serious about this a 
> few years ago. I don't have a lot of time to
> invest,   and not a lot of musical 
> talent, but I love playing and this was something
> that meant a lot to me.
> So, excuse the rambling. But those of you here
> who might wonder why they keep 
> trying so hard to improve with no real reason in
> sight, keep this in mind.... 
> You never know when the practice and the love of 
>  playing harp will all come 
> together.
> Steve "Moandabluz" Webb
> still a fool for the harp

"When you speak of Walter Horton, the first thing you think of is his tone, that big, fat tone."
- ---Li'l Ronnie Owens

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