Three Of Hearts @ Resurrection Parish Summerfest 6-9-19 + a 4 Year Old Singer Gig Report

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Richland123, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    My band, Three Of Hearts, co-headlined a bill with another band on 6-9-19 for a local church event that is in a beautiful park with a creek running behind the stage. There is always a very good, receptive audience and lots of dancers. Hundreds of people come there throughout the day from across a wide area since it is open to the general public as well as the church members. Many of our fans showed up too.

    The food is great including many eastern European dishes such as pierogies, haluski, stuffed cabbage and more as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods (including gobs), etc.

    While we were setting up, one of the workers came over with his 4 year old grandson who sang the "Star Spangled Banner" for us. We were so taken by his performance that we asked for him to open our show with the song for the crowd.

    This little guy named Sammy was so cute. He came unto the stage and I put my microphone stand in front of him and told him to say "Check 1 -2 ", which he did. We asked the audience members to stand. He put his hand over his heart and belted out the "Star Spangled Banner" with all his effort while his grandfather beamed with pride. He knew almost all the words flawlessly except a few words he tried to pronounce the best he could. It was such a special performance and he got a huge round of applause.

    His grandfather asked me for a business card because he books bands for a lake resort in our region. The people from the church and the audience members gave us many compliments. The church group wants us back again next year and I handed out business cards to some other people interested in booking us.


    I downed a plate full of delicious cheese and potato pierogies sauteed in butter and onions before and after the gig.








    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  2. Hi @Richland123!

    Great way to handle a gig! You guys scored bonus points with lots of good people. Very nice work.

    I'm digging your vintage Carvin 215 cab. Carvin head too? I can't tell from the picture. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  3. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I bought that Carvin 215 cabinet empty back in 1982 and loaded it with 2 EV 15s. They are dirty and dusty after all these years but still sound great. The guitar player from the band after us stopped me and said he loved the Carvin cabinet and the sound it had. I am playing through an Acoustic B600H head with my 1983 L2 Steinberger.
  4. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I don't know you but I like you already ... Those pierogie's are out of bounds. I like mine with a little saute burn on them with the onions .. and I too can eat a whole plate. Thanks for that report. ;)
  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    No sour cream? The horror...
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  6. G19Tony


    Apr 27, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    Nice report. I like those outdoor venues. People coming and going, chatting and having a nice time. Great job!
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  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    A few more photos from the gig.



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  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I dunno. I might have to go with Cliff's food...

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  9. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Some friends of mine took action shot photos of my band at this event.














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  10. Wow how did I miss this one?
    thanks for sharing nice report
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  11. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    I missed it, too. Thanks for the bump, @rtslinger
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  12. pierogie's!!!
    Kids star spangled singin!
    Good stuff sir
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  13. Hi,

    Cool! I want to add a Steinberger to my little collection. I guess the 5-string Spirits are reasonably priced. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  14. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Go for the real Steinberger if you can find one reasonably priced. Mine is worth much more than I paid for it new.
  15. mike o

    mike o

    Jan 3, 2009
    Monroe, GA
    Congrats!!! Nice write up. Black jeans and shirts! No shorts! Well done lads.
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  16. Hi,

    The originals are quite collectable. As much as I'd love to have an original I don't want to pay $2500 for something like this XL2 if I'm not going to use it that often. I pretty much need a 5-string anyway. I'd have to do some mighty smart shopping. ;) I just love that mid-rangey 1990 tone. But I guess you wouldn't get that with a reproduction. I've heard that real Steinbergers have graphite and EMGs. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  17. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Yes, my "1983 real Steinberger L2" is the composite one piece body. It has the EMG pickups. My serial number is in the low 1200s. The sustain on it is great and there are no dead spots on the neck. It stays in tune extremely well. It is not a light bass though but the counter balance makes it comfortable to play.
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