RGC Meeting and Play List, July 20, 2009

The July 20 RGC meeting was attended by a cadre of devoted members plus a number of first-time attendees. Kinloch Nelson introduced the meeting announcing that James Rowe would be changing venues after August. James then explained that he was pursuing a new business at the former Bodhi’s in Village Gate. He proposed selling gift certificates similar to bonds to help finance the move. They would be refunded in the case that the new venture should not succeed.

The evening featured a mini-presentation by Ross Bracco speaking about his own personal approach to guitar playing. Ross began playing about twenty years ago with an interest in folk music, that is until he heard the blues! Every few months Ross discovers that he has achieved his musical goals, at least until the next time. His first Taylor was stolen from a parking lot, but it was too big and loud anyway! Now he plays a smaller model that suits him better. After offering to give long answers to short questions, Ross concluded his talk with a rousing, percussive performance of St. Louis Blues by W. C. Handy.

Here is the play list for the evening:

Richard Taglieri, Vieni sulla Barchetta (Italian traditional)
Efrain Morales, Perdition (John M. Williams), first-time RGC player
Mark Grover, Breaking of the Shells (Billy MCLaughlin), DADEBA tuning
Ted Peck, Yesterday (Paul McCartney), on Ted’s new Taylor
Bernie Lehman, Medley, Hard Times/Aura Lee/Love Me Tenderly (Stephen Foster, George Poultron), on a new Lehman baroque-back guitar
Kinloch Nelson, Ventures Medley (Jonny Smith et al)
Bill Denning, Misty (Erroll Garner)
Ross Bracco, St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy), mini-presenter
Jeff Love, Lake Nocturne
Jerry Carter, The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
Paul Schickling, Variations on a Theme of Handel (Giuliani)
Chuck Dye, Last Night When We Were Young (Harold Arlen), on a 7-string guitar
Vern Lindberg, Happy Jack (Pete Townshend)
Dan Serianni, Untitled (original), first-time RGC player
Bruce Campbell, Waltzing Matilda (traditional), Lauden guitar with nickel strings

—R. Taglieri

Share this page: FacebookFacebook DeliciousDel.icio.us Stumble UponStumbleUpon Digg It!Digg RedditReddit

Return to the Home Page
About Us
Event Calendar
Latest News
Guitar Resources
Contact Us