a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Editing Dummy Here...

I am working on a clip so you can finally hear Andrew play.  I have no idea how to begin but just know I am trying.
I, the photographer, am fired. I have fired myself.  Andrew has practiced twice with the new 289 Band since they have changed things up.  Two old members remain four were added.  

Andrew was the only invited "special guest" with the band.  The Izard County Consolidated High School opened this act with their school band.  The entire band played well.  I'm a sucker for sax and horns...they were great.
The theme for this show was the history of rock and roll.  Chuck the writer/announcer/guitar player told the story as we traveled from the forties to the present.  We heard Beatles, Sonny and Cher, The Turtles, CCR with John Fogerty, The Carpenters, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nix, Booker T and The MGs, Janis Joplin, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lynyrd Skynyrd The Kinks and many more I can't remember...not because they weren't good but because I forgot!
Andrew played three solos I think and was on stage playing back up the entire time.  He had been there since one o'clock and the show ended at nine.  He was tired but still had energy to get phone numbers
from some fans.  A young lady wanted him to join her in a talent show.  She sings.  He plays.  That's all I know.  Andrew ain't talking!

The crowd was great.  Hoots and hollers from old gray haired people...that includes me. Many people stood up during one of Andrew's solos.  He played solos in Hey Joe, Pride and Joy, Green Onions and more that I've forgotten.  Next time I will take notes and no pictures.

"...and the crowd went wild" was true this night.  The radio station from another county was there broadcasting live.  A good friend suggested maybe the radio has a recording of the complete performance

This was the best family photo I could get not including me, Hubby, Jake (middle grandson) and Stormi, Toni's daughter.  I was happy to catch this many in one spot with SOME of them looking at the camera.
Left to right:  Zander (youngest grandson, son of Maria), Toni, (nephew), Maria (daughter, Andrew's mom), Melissa (oldest daughter, mother of Jake) and our star of the night, Andrew.

I am so proud of Andrew's God gifted, self taught talent.  I am proud of all my family.

It was just a magical night.  

Soon, I promise, I will figure out how to edit film and make it small enough to post.

May your day be filled with wonderful music.

16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I hope you can! Sounds like Andrew had a great night. Three solos - bonus.

Linda Wildenstein said...

I should think you would be proud and pleased. Congrats to Andrew. I'll await any updates with anticipation. Such a happy sounding evening recount.

Sandra said...

the photos are fine, it is hard to take them in low light. i like the 3rd down it is real artsy looking. email me the recording and i will size and send back

TexWisGirl said...

hooray for andrew's continued success! he looks cool, too! :)

Farm Girl said...

I can't wait. It sounds like it will be amazing. Great family photos.

Ginny said...

How super talented he is! I can't wait till you post a video.

Dreaming said...

It sounds like a wonderful night and I'll take it from you, until I hear otherwise, that he sounds great!
I've had my own frustrations with video - have you tried uploading it to Youtube first?

Irene said...

Andrew always looks like a tall, quiet man who knows what he wants and shows up and does his thing without messing around. He may be quiet, but there is a lot going on in that head of his. From what I know about him, I like him a lot. He's a trustworthy person. xox

Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds like all had a great time . Way to go Andrew . My family are also self taught musicians we used to have great fun at family functions all playing singing and dancing . Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Michaele said...

Oh wow! I can imagine how proud you are and how your heart sang! I would have loved to have seen this. That list of artists had my mind reeling - and my memories. I can't wait to see/hear what you have for us.

Susan Kane said...

When you figure it out, write it all out. I am trying to learn so much with the same. I am afraid my adult children are chuckling behind my back.

Andrew is a delight.

LindaG said...

Always have music with me.
What a wonderful night for you all!

Have a blessed evening, Gail. ♥

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a fun night that must have been ! Way to go Andrew:)

Saucy Kodz said...

You know Gail, after complete reading, I felt the excitement, I almost felt like I was there. Andrew looks really smart n "cool" in his duds - very handsome young man. I so look forward to hearing him sing one day. I remember his first strings from reading way back into your posts......and look at him now, eh. All I can say and I'm singing "Oh, what a night"....lol Hi Marcy n gang

Sandy said...

Gail......proud Grandma :-)
Andrew's going to be one of those very important stars, just remember I told you so!!!!

Josie Two Shoes said...

How fun to get to see the rest of your family! It had to be an amazing night and a very proud family in the audience. A night that none of you will ever forget, I'm sure! Wish I could have been there!

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