Monday, September 11, 2006

Music by the river

Julie and I have always been looking for opportunities to hear acoustic music in Golden. We have some, but for such a cool town, there should be much more.

So I had this idea, start informal music in an outdoor amphitheatre along the river in Golden. This amphitheatre was built by the Rotary club last year, and so far hasn't been used much. So yesterday Julie, myself and James (a local songwriter) spent a few hours playing along the river.

It was interesting, people would stop and listen, a few would sit, but most were trying to be unobtrusive. It was like they wanted to listen, but weren't sure they were invited. Kids were much better, they would walk right up. One little girl was obviously fascinated by the violin and stared at Julie for a long time.

This was our first try and something we'll do again.


At 3:37 AM, Anonymous Don M said...

One thing I have learned is that you just have to get out there and start something and not wait around for someone else to start it. You might have begun to start something really cool. You might have other musicians stop by and say, "Hey, I play lap steel - if you're gonna be here next week I'll bring it."

Next thing you know you have created a local institution. -dm


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