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We’re BACK! Old friends: Lucas, Craig, Tom, Brewster and our new songwriter: Nancy Mace

Saturday November 9, 2013, we kicked off our first Saturday afternoon gathering.  With a last minute email sent out on Friday, I didn’t think we’d have much of a crowd.  But, lo and behold, we built it and they came.  Mr. Tom Byrne, was the first to arrive after Donnie and me.  A petite lady with a vivacious personality came in slinging her guitar.  She made it past Tom at the door, no small feat.  Her name:  Nancy Mace.  “I’ve just written one original song,” she said.

“You’re in the right place,’ I said.  Lucas Rotman arrived and we formed a circle.  The Catskill Distilling Company’s PA is in for repair so we truly sang and played acoustic.  One song after another.

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“No pictures please,” said Tom.  And he sang a song he wrote for his sister when she married called, “Hey it’s a Good Day for Marriage.”

I sang my swing tune, “Deliver Me,” and Nancy got all excited.

“Ricky Lee Jones!!!” she said.  Momentarily confused, I caught a glance of myself in the mirror and discovered that I continue to be Elizabeth Rose.  I took the compliment graciously, I hope.

Lucas, by far our most prolific songwriter, came in with two great new tunes, “I’m Goin’ Down” and “Merciful Girl.”  Both winners, “Merciful Girl” blew me away with its memora ble chorus.IMG_3420

Nancy Mace bravely picked up her guitar and burst into song on her first original tune, “You.”  Great job, Nancy.  Her voice is superb: strong, powerful and clear.IMG_3421

Tom (no pictures please) ripped through his wonderful tune, “Tina Fey.”  Loved it.  I followed with my Travis..or is it Piedmont style picking song, “Friends In High Places.”

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We were then surprised and delighted when songwriter Craig Martin and his pal Dianne walked in.  “We thought you might be starting up by now.”  Craig sang a new rocker, “Debbie’s Got It Going” and then reprised his beautiful, “Crystal Bells.”

I sang “One More Try”, and Brewster Smith appeared.  Brewster appeared, a bit under the weather with a seasonal bug.  Unable to sing, he brought his “Box” which he played percussively, backing Lucas on “Places We Go.”

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April worked the bar.  I wonder if she’s a secret writer….?

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It’s great to be back.  See you Saturday!

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About Elizabeth Rose

"Excels in conversation. A past master at repartee and ad libbing. Vivacious"....7th grade report card - Mr. Giunta, teacher. Author, "Yo Miz!" (1 teacher + 25 schools = 1 wacky year) now available as an ebook on Smashwords (my fav): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/449341, and all other ebook retailers including Amazon Kindle, iBooks, Barnes and Noble. Excerpts @ yomizthebook.com. Edu-tainer, songwriter, playwright, film maker: tv, film, stage. www.elizabethrosemusic.com

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