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Cripple Creek – Bluegrass in Balsall Heath

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Been a year since I posted anything.  Oh well.

My favourite thing to do on a Tuesday evening is to go join in the Bluegrass Jam down at the Old Moseley Arms in Balsall Heath.  It’s a friendly and relaxed scene in the upstairs room where a bunch of musicians sit around in a circle playing bluegrass tunes.  I’ve been going along for a few weeks now, just chunking out chord on the mandolin.  When I went a fortnight ago I plucked up the courage to take a short solo – known as taking a break on a tune I had learned, Cripple Creek.

You can hear my mandolin come in at around 38 seconds in for my break.  I’m quite pleased with it.  I got quite a buzz out of playing it and got some encouraging nods and positive comments from a few of the regulars which made me feel real good.

Now I need to get a few more tunes under my belt so I can do it again.

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Written by ukenaut

February 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

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