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First gig in years last night...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Shakin-Slim, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

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    I've been something of a bedroom warrior for some time now and haven't played bass in public for about five years or so. Last night I went with a mate down to a blues jam that happens pretty regularly around here. He's a really great guitarist and we had so much fun with the house drummer, an organist and a trombone player jumped up in the last song.

    We played three tunes: Pee Wee Crayton - Blues After Hours
    Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne
    Wes Montgomery - Montgomeryland Funk

    I'll put up some pictures and perhaps the video depending on how it turns out. I had the most amount of fun I've had in a long time and it makes me wonder why I ever stopped. After our three songs I definitely had the buzz and wanted to keep playing.

    Anyways, I hope everyone is having a great day/night!

    Slim
  2. Roadkill

    Roadkill Short Scale Addict Supporting Member

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    Awesome tunes and I bet you had a blast pounding them out :D .
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Great I'm a bedroom warrior myself thinking seriously about playing live somewhere.
  4. Shakin-Slim

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    I sure did! There were a few minor hiccups, but nothing worth worrying about.

    Jam nights seems to be a great place to start. Not only do you get to play in a (relatively) stress free environment, you can network with other players and open up more doors!
  5. Shakin-Slim

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    Oh yeah, I was playing my '76 Ibanez P bass through the house bassists SVT and some cab which, if I remember correctly, was a 115. I'd never played through an SVT before, but now I know why it's the amp for that sound! It was such a great experience to play through.
  6. Spectrum

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    I quit playing out many years ago for school and career, and after years of occasional noodling and a few months of taking it seriously I got together with a guitarist and a drummer last year and we have now formed an originals band.

    When I plugged in and turned up loud again for the first time in ages, I thought exactly what you did: "Why the F did I ever stop doing this!"

    Being in an originals trio means I have been pushed to do things I never thought I could do, like writing and singing. We've done a couple of gigs and some open mics and I feel driven to do this. Playing music is pure joy.

    [​IMG]
  7. Russell L

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    Yay to playing live! Glad you guys are getting out there for some fun. I'm in three bands presently, one being the host band for a blues jam. I can't remember what it's like to not be going to gig somewhere often. I love it, and I'm cheered to hear the joy you guys feel by getting back out. Best of luck to ya's.
  8. rockinrayduke

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    Haven't played that Burrell tune in years. Great song. Glad you're back.

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