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I Just Played For Christian McBride

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by funkyfretless, Apr 30, 2010.


  1. funkyfretless

    funkyfretless

    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    thats right folks.....

    i was informed yesterday that christian was going to be at the gig i was playing at for a cigar promotion. i was running late due to traffic and i get there and set up with about 5 minutes until the hit and i saw him on the other side of the patio smokin a cigar. prior to this we met at a clinic a few months back at gsu. so when we started he walked over and gave me a big nod. as soon as this happened i froze... :) the first song was horrible on my part. i flipped the b section in jordu and started on the ii v in Eb. then, he walked over and said in a cool way..... "G7" and i fell straight on my feet.


    after that fiasco, i caught my breathe, relaxed, and told myself that he was just a guy and no one special. after that, the night went smoothly with a few bumps here and there but nothing major.

    anyway, he came up and sat in on a few tunes and killed them obviously. then the drummer took a break to eat and he came up and sat in on drums... :) the gig kept on gettin better and better. i called stablemates and he gave a smile and nodded his head.

    throughout the night, we hung out in between breaks and had a great time and drank some nice beer and smoked a cigar.

    this was one of the most enjoyable evenings in my musical career to date. has anyone else had a gig like this... and if so did you make an ass of yourself like i did.... :)
     
  2. Don Sibley

    Don Sibley

    Jun 27, 2005
    Fort Worth, TX
    Sweet! Sounds like your encounter went much better than mine. I was publishing a transcription of his solo on the first cut from Vertical Vision in ISB magazine. I showed it to him and he glanced over it for a few moments and then said "Yeah, that looks like something I would play." That was it. Then some freshmen coeds walked in and I didn't exist anymore.:meh:
     
  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    It sounds like a great night, man. It makes me happy to hear about it, you must be floating.
     
  4. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Congrats.
     
  5. kmanley_29649

    kmanley_29649

    Jan 25, 2008
    Taylors SC
    Never anything that prestigious, but last weekend my wife and I went to Gatlinburg, TN with some friends of ours. Saturday morning we went to the artist community, and there's a bluegrass band playing. I strike up a conversation with the bass player, who tells me he's playing a King Mortone from the first year they were made, and there are only eight known to exist before his was made. Then out of no where, asked if I wanted to play a song with them! It was a lot of fun, and his King sounded a hundred times better than my Shen SB80, and now I'm determined to get one of my own.

    Tennessee_2010043.
     
  6. Cool!
     
  7. Menacewarf

    Menacewarf

    Mar 9, 2007
    Oregon
    Was Christian McBride there? ;)
     
  8. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
  9. kmanley_29649

    kmanley_29649

    Jan 25, 2008
    Taylors SC
    Not that I'm aware of, but you never know...:ninja:
     
  10. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Met McBride last year after the CMB gig here in Parkersburg...glad I didn't have to play for him...but I thought he was a really nice guy.

     

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