That’s how much fun I had at Rutymaya last night, with J.C. running sound, I felt like a million bucks up there, in the swirl of orange glow and moms cheering me on out in the dark. That’s right! Moms from the kindegarten class at our school came out and supported one of their own, and it sure made it super fun for me.
I played two and a half hours, just me and my Taks. And I have to say, I love those guitars. I love how they have the tuner built into the body, so I can be switching tunings all night, and it has a bypass switch, so I can chat and be tuning at the same time, and everyone can see me twisting the tuning pegs, but they don’t have to hear the boing-boing-boing-boinnnng of the strings stretching (or relaxing) into place. And I love how they have tubes, for that warmness and depth….Gosh, my guitars ROCK! And they make me want to be even better as a player. Plus, when I went to audition some Gibson electrics with my buddy, Bradley Kopp, he told me to dig in. And thinking about digging in on the electric made me want to work my acoustics more deeply, to explore every rythym and thought running through my mind. I work hard at staying in the pocket, too…I want my time to be solid. So, it’ll take a bit before I break out the electric, but thanks to Bradley for the lesson and thanks to Gibson for picking me up into their family of instruments. I’ll talk more about which models I end up choosing once I decide.
There was a man at the show last night named Michael, and he comes up to me afterwards and tells me he is from Boston. Then he tells me he asks the cab driver, “Where should I go tonight? I want to hear some music,” and the cabbie says, “I’m taking you to hear Sara Hickman!” Can you believe that?! Whoa. I nearly peed my pants when he told me that. You know, that is beyond cool. I don’t know who you are, mister cabman, but thank you for the reference and I owe you a box of Girl Scout Cookies. Thank you for the referral!!!!!! You made my day.
Off to make lunches for school and water the snake! Good morning, world…and thank you to Teresa and Winker and Lori and Kelly and Beatrice (again, I’m sooooo sorry I couldn’t remember your name! Gosh!) and Sarah and Kelly and Sharon. You moms rock and oh, the dancers dancing to my tunes….Golly! Golly golly golly that was feeling smooth!!! Or maybe that was the wine Sarah brought up.