I firmly believe that blogs should never start with “it’s been a long time since I blogged.” Such a fact is redundant, self-evident, and need not be repeated every time someone waits two months before making a new blog post.
So, now that that’s over, it has been a long time since the last post. Month and a half. I guess that’s not terrible. Unless you expected a blog every week. We’ve been busy and not busy, working on other things, getting our shows ready for the Christmas season, and looking forward to meeting some new people and seeing some new places.
Our big deal this month is going to be the Whistle Stop Opry show on Thanksgiving Saturday. That’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25th this year. That show is in Xenia and will be part of a larger celebration going on in that town. We’re rehearsing with our friends John Orr and Don Winegar Jr., and thinking it’s going to be a hot time. A free CD goes to all who pay to get in. So you walk out with more than fuzzy warm good feelings for your ten bucks.
I have updated my pedal situation with an RC-300 looping station from Boss. It is (almost) everything and more than the Boomerang III I had, so the learning curve is not too steep. When I look down at it and the ME-70 and Vocalizer pedal and desaturate my vision, it looks like that.
Lynn got a new guitar, a Seagull parlor size in blond wood. It’s beautiful, plays very easily, and sounds great both unplugged and through the Fishman PA. So we’re very happy about that.
And I think I will leave it at that for the time being. Work to do, you know.
It has been a good year so far, and this month has given us lots to be thankful for, and more coming up.
Our end-of-the-month show at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek this Friday should really be memorable, and we hope in a good way! We’ve been working with our bassist and drummer, and have a nice collection of songs to play. We’ll get to get together with them again in November at a new place for us, the Whistle Stop Opry in Xenia. Like many of the Opry stages around, it leans toward the bluegrass band, and lucky for us we have some bluegrass in our repertoire, but regular readers know to expect all sorts of good, listenable music from a Raggedy Edge concert, and we plan to keep with that ideal.
October 7, the duo will be at Harmony Hills Vineyard near Bethel, Ohio, and really picturesque local winery with an outdoor stage (as well as a huge covered (and potentially heated) patio area) and a very good sound system. The owner/operator is a musician, which is also the case with the Whistle Stop Opry, so we like coming to these places for the good sound it gives us.
And speaking of good sounds, keep thinking good thoughts about yourself and your friends and those closest to you. Might as well, huh?