[Dixielandjazz] Programme notes for a nice country hotel gig

OArkas at aol.com OArkas at aol.com
Tue Oct 25 18:19:41 PDT 2005

I've been following these comments about the various gigs and sometimes the 
problems.   Although I do the Greek music scene, it's all the same.   You 
either have to be "thick skinned" as he said, or just not accept some of the gigs 
that come your way.   Boy, it was interesting to see that all of the things the 
others have mentioned have happened to us too.   (The too loud part is 
particularly a pain). 

 Someone mentioned Del Courtney, the band leader in San Francisco "back in 
the day."   One of the Greek churches was having a really big fundraiser dance; 
black tie and everything   more than 500 people; THREE bands: They had my 
group for the Greek; Del Courtney for the older types; Fogerty (from Creedence 
Clearwater) with Miss California as well, and his Rock type group for the younger 
audience.   It made me sick to see the wife of one of the men in charge go up 
to Fogerty, while he was singing on stage, and pull his trouser cuff and keep 
telling him he was too loud!!!!   He was a gentleman and just ignored her!   
Thank God she left us alone!
What an interesting "art" or "profession" music is!

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