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The plan was so song swap back and forth, which we did. Before the show we got together and Michael learned a few of my tunes (which he doesn’t even need to learn things to make them sound good) and played mandolin on a few…I now insist those songs must have mandolin on them when we record them. I learned a couple of his songs so I could back him up on rhythm.
At some point during the gig he turned to me and said, “This one’s in A minor – take it.” Now sometimes I get told to take a lead and I think “Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!” However, I’ve been playing on Susan’s stuff and with my friends for long enough that my first thought was, “Yay, A minor!”
I hung in there and played along with Michael on a few more, and he was super encouraging. He told me I was tasteful. I told him it’s because I didn’t want to mess up, so I played less. (Maybe I shouldn’t reveal my secret).
My point is we had a lot of fun and some good folks came out to hang with us, and that is pretty much why I’ll sign up for a gig anytime with MOC. I’m looking forward to more whereupon I will wail (tastefully) on more tunes. Perhaps a monster has been created. I will play lead for you for a sandwich and a ride to the gig.