Monday, June 23, 2014

Playing With Percussion

PAUL WOOD AND I are playing Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the final summer Concert In The Plaza near Seventh and Maine. I hope you can hang out, eat a great lunch from the Butcher Block or Maine Course, and hear some music.

Paul plays percussion with the Quincy band Seven Days Fuller, and I think SDF is the best group in town. He's bringing a big drum with him called a dejembe. We practiced yesterday and it was so much fun.

Solo shows mean you have to provide your own rhythm. I have to adjust a bit because Paul's percussion will drive and accent the song, and I can do more "cool" stuff like picking instead of just strumming.

He had some great advice yesterday. We are doing a bunch of originals, and he said, "Don't change them. I'm your wing man and I'll figure it out."

There will be some special guests jumping up to play with us, and hopefully it won't be 90 and 90, temp and humidity.

Travis Brown of The District says the Thursday concerts have been so successful, he's planning another series in the fall.

Thanks Travis - this is a great idea and another reason why downtown Quincy is the place to be!

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