Diane playing the African Talking DrumWe had a great time at our first official gig as Diane Michaels and Chasing The Sound!  A nice crowd came out to listen to two sets that included everything from a traditional Irish Reel to the standard, 'Ain't Misbehavin.'  The audience wasn't bashful about joining in so a good time was had by all.  The happiest coincidence of the evening came when we played the Russian Children's Song, 'Pust Vsegda Budet Solntse.'  We learned there was a little girl and her father in the audience who had recently emigrated to this country from Russia.  Hearing their voices singing a song so familiar to them was the highlight of the evening.  I started out the first set with an acapella version of Charlie McGuire's, 'Fall Is Here.'  The band and audience joined me on the chant for the African story, 'Ko Kongele.'

We played a lot of tunes that night . . . one of the consistent comments we get is that the audience loves the variety of music we play.                      Yours Truly, Clint Clingerman on bass, and Ron Frye on  guitar.

Diane, Clint, & Ron

Ellen Lee made a guest appearance to play piano for me on the songs, 'Stars And The Moon,' and 'I Got The Sun In The Morning And The Moon At Night.'  It gave me the opportunity to include a little bit of Broadway, and tie up the celestial theme that began with Ron singing 'Moondance,' at the top of the second set.  We had a riot with the instrumental break on that tune with the fiddle, bass, guitar and harp; a different twist on a familiar tune for sure!   The only missing person was Michelle . . . she and her daughter were working on the Baraboo Theater Guild production of 'Little Women,' that same evening.  Michelle and her whole family surprised us after the show by coming over to help pack up and load in.  We had fun trading notes about the concert and play, and the help tearing down gear was greatly appreciated!

Nice shot of Ron and Clint hard at work!

Clint & Rong

What fun to work with such a fine group of musicians and friends!  Many thanks to all of you!  A big thank you as well to Annie, at The Village Booksmith, for providing a venue; the wonderful audience who came to listen; to Martha for helping unload and set up; and last but not least to my husband, Michael, for taking pictures and video . . .  and, whose first name I borrowed for a stage name.


Scott

 

    








Scott playing in the shadows with his guitar & mando in hand!
                   





                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                         

 

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