Fish Camp Jam Camp/Today’s Show Date
You remember the young couple I mentioned some time back who were following the bluegrass tour on an extended honeymoon? We met them back at the Tobacco Triangle Bluegrass Festival. (See the post- it is filed under memorable gigs) They held onto my card, and looked me up on their way to Merle Fest Jam Camp. Cory and Lorena. What a sweet couple of kids.
I took ’em out to the Fish Camp to eat. They were from way up North, but they dug into those salt and pepper catfish like they’d been living here all their life.
After supper, we pulled out the instruments and lawn chairs, sat out in the parking lot, and played till dark thirty. Cory was a fine banjer man, and Lorena was a real good singer and played mandolin, so I switched over to guitar for the session and Ms. Marfar played the bass. We found some harmony lines and had a right good picking.
B.G.P. drove by and stopped for a minute. “Hey Doc, you coming to the New Year’s barbecue this year?”
“Wouldn’t miss it. Hey, this is Cory and Lorena. They came all the way from New Jersey to pick bluegrass music.”
“Well, y’all found the right man.”
Someday I’m gonna go to New Jersey and check out the bluegrass music scene up there. They promised to show me around when I do. It’s the bluegrass way.
Today Neuse River has a gig- Uptown Spring Fling. It is our first outdoor gig (the old-timers used to call it a show date) this year. Between it and all the dang pollen, I know another spring has arrived sure enough.
Doctor tip for the day: If you have restless leg syndrome make sure to check a serum ferritin level- it as all the rage this year- quite in fashion. (I just threw that in so y’all wouldn’t forget I was a Doc. I don’t want to give up my day job. If you heard my barely get by monotone you’d agree 100%.)
Will report back to you soon.