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I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Local guitar gigs

Recently with the assistance of Karen Lago, librarian at the Depauville Library in Depauville, NY, I got a NY State arts grant to do ten local classical guitar concerts & workshops. Each will take place at a library in Jefferson County. I did one in Alexandria Bay in February. I did the 2nd one this past Wednesday at the Lyme Free Library in Chaumont. The photo here is a sign on the street outside the  library in Chaumont. That event went pretty well there were about a dozen, maybe 15 people turned out for that.
Sign outside3 the Lyme Free Library in Chaumont, NY, promoting my classical guitar concert/workshop.  Photo by Gary Walts

Tonight I performed four pieces by Francisco Tarrega at the North Country Arts Council annual Muse project held at their gallery space in downtown Watertown. That went very well. I had a couple of brief fumbles that were really insignificant. No one but I knew they happened. I was complimented much afterward. Originally I wanted to play some Beatles songs arranged for classical guitar but as I took my seat I changed my mind. I generally save Beatles arrangement for later in any given set after I have warmed up a bit. Going into them cold may (or may not) have gone well. Rather than gamble, I played it safe. After all I only had  about 10 minutes and I did want to make a favorable impression, which I did. I counted roughly about 75 people in the audience. Thre years or so ago we had over 200 in attendence. 

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