The young adults and high school age kids at my church have started a monthly youth service last month. I was asked to come and play bass at their program but I did not go because I am 53. This week I was asked to go to rehearsal, but was told that they had a replacement if I could not make it. I said I could come, but I would not mind it if they got someone young to play for them. I went to the rehearsal today and played a song, and the young guy showed up. I guess he is 25 at most, and could be 19 or 21. He had a Fender Precision Lyte, the same as Thad Tribbett, and I asked him if he is a fan, and he said yes. He certainly proceeded to play just like Thad Tribbet, he played a million fills, and left no space at all. I have to give him credit, he made it groove, although there were times when he and the guitarist clashed, and the drummer was close to being lost. His vibe really seemed to light a fire with the choir, and the sanctuary rocked with young energy. Funny enough, the drummer told me that he still wants me to play with the youth, but my feel is certainly not like the newest generation of Urban Gospel bassists. Oh well, I guess I have to keep representing for the generation of Fred Hammond and Andrew Gouche, guys who came on up on the Funk and slapping. These young guys really reflect more of slippery Neo Soul and Hip Hop influence that I really dig even if I am not ready to move that way.