Topic: Icons and Inspirations
Last night, members of the "Foothill Folk Society" performed at our annual winter concert in the Ohio University - Chillicothe auditorium. This year's theme was "Icons and Inspirations" and each performer did covers of songs from musicians or groups that inspired them to learn to play guitar, write songs, etc. I've performed every year but bowed out this time as the pain in my hands from arthritis has affected my guitar playing and I didn't want to embarrass myself on stage, also I wasn't sure I'd be in town this weekend. Hence, although I am a board member, I wasn't involved with the planning of this year's show.
As it turned out, I made it back to town just in time to walk into the venue as the show was starting. Imagine my surprise when the show opened with some of the evening's performers grouped together to play a song I wrote a few years ago. It's the first time I've heard one of my songs performed on stage by someone other than me and I'll have to admit I was grinning ear to ear.
The event was recorded and put on the FFS facebook page. It's a little long (about three hours) but I hope you take the time to listen to some of these folks I have the privilege to hang out and play music with weekly.