Saturday, September 26, 2009
We played at Eastern Oregon University on Saturday September 26 for a pre-game "tailgater" party. Pictured above is our new banner. When we play at smaller venues, it will hang from my keyboard. Thanks to Sally Gregory for all these photos!
It was a pretty warm day. It might have only been about 85, but out on the concrete and with no shade, it got pretty darned warm!
Snave rips into some gnarly riffs.
Joel keeps the beat.
Joel and John keep an eye on guitarist Jon, who is off to the right somewhere, undoubtedly laying into a nasty guitar solo!
L to R: Mike Gregory on bass, John Snave Evans on keyboards and singing, Joel Goldstein on drums and singing, and Jon White on guitar!
Hmmm, my brain cells must be a-goin'. I have to have that music stand with the songbook in front of me in order to remember the words to songs, even if I've sung them a thousand times... sigh... Now what did I say my name was? 8-)>
Jon contributes in a major way to what I think is becoming our band's signature sound. He is loads of fun to have in the band! Except for when his solos are so good that the rest of us forget what we're doing! 8-)>
Mike gets better and better on the bass all the time. I don't know if he is aware of how much he has improved since he took up the instrument about five years ago. (Has it really been that long?) He can play pretty much anything he tries nowadays.
This may be one of those songs where I tend to want to speed up. I like being placed right by Joel, because it helps me with the tempo!
Joel is "the rock" of Standard Deviation
This was such a good picture I put it in here twice.
Growlin' and snarlin'
Hmmm, now what kind of guitar is Jon playing? That's right, you don't know, because you have never seen one before! It's one of a kind, created by Jon's brother Dan! And Jon makes it sounds really, really great!
A splendid time was had by all! There aren't any shots of the crowd, which would have been behind Sally and to the right in this picture. I'd guess about 60-90 people were there, enjoying good food and conversation prior to the football game against University of Montana-Northern (which the EOU Mountaineers won 45-14, by the way!)
We will play for another of these pre-game functions on Saturday, October 17.
We are working on some new material, including some original songs by yours truly. Those will be fun! Other songs you might know of that we're working on include "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MG's, and "I've Got a Line on You" by Spirit.
After the Oct. 17 tailgater, our next job is Thursday December 3 at Ten Depot Street in La Grande. If you live around this area, come on out and hear us sometime!