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My heartiest thanks to everybody that attended this Party – you made it a smashing success. You folks not only come and support these Parties (some driving up to 8 hours one way to be here), but you seem to understand the limited “economies of scale” with our rather obscure music genre and dig very deep into your pockets to show our Guest Pickers just how much you appreciate them taking time to visit us – for just tips.

A special thanks to Sanese Catering for giving us the facility and buffet for only $4 a head. electricity cost nyc An additional big thank you to Chaz Mechenbier who not only took time out of his busy schedule to come over and play bass for Eddie Pennington and Paul Moseley (just for “grins”) – he charted out every one of Eddie’s tunes ahead of time. (That’s a true professional…. thanks,

Even though it wasn’t our largest attendance (65 to 70), it was by far the most enthusiastic and most appreciative gathering we have had. Eddie Pennington, in particular, represents the “roots” of our thumb pickin’ style of guitar playing developed in his native Western Kentucky and made popular by Merle Travis. A few in the audience were big “Travis” fans, but the majority I dare say had never been exposed to this “heavier thumb” approach to the rhythm line in thumb pickin’ guitar – however, they obviously were overjoyed in hearing it. Eddie is truly a national treasure, and showed everybody why. (Quite the comedian, too.)

Richard Smith was our Guest Picker and he was as spectacular as we have become accustomed to hearing him play in a semi-formal stage setting. year 6 electricity assessment No spot lights, no sophisticated sound system pounding out mega watts of (annoying) bass, no accompaniment band – no pretence. Just Richard up on a couple small risers under a basketball net at the end of a gym – playing one impeccable finger style tune after another to the awe felt amazement of all. And, (with some pre-prompting from yers truly) every so often he would call on delighted "fairly decent" guitarists in the audience (Charlie Berwinkle and Craig Goodwin) to help him with rhythm on tunes. — It just doesn’t get any better than that, folks. — But, it did… gas vs diesel prices Richard was brilliant, but he was only the catalyst that nurtured a much higher order human experience.

What happened yesterday was proof positive that we ARE, and we totally ENJOY being the product of those who have gone before us. The only thing better than either witnessing a brilliantly talented guitarist like Richard, or nervously playing a tune that we have worked a thousand hours on in front of our peers ourselves – is to be in the company of those that have taught us, or those that we simply hold as our idols and mentors. Like Mose must have felt when he was in the company of Arnold. Like Merle felt when he was in the company of Mose. Like Chet, Odel, Tommy F with Merle. Like we have with Chet and our teachers. That feeling was rampant yesterday as many students, amateurs, and professionals were drawn together to hear one talent only to find themselves in the midst of their heroes (old and new) and mentors.

In that part of our club charter is to introduce this art style to those that haven’t heard it before, we had sent flyers out to guitar studio’s and high schools in the local Columbus area inviting students to come for free. electricity generation capacity And, fortunately several students did attend. —- The first order of transcendence beyond simply enjoying Richard’s virtuosity was having the opportunity to see the faces of those students witnessing this level of brilliance for the first time – knowing full well that they were finding one of their first "heroes." —– Sheer pleasure.

The party was raised to the next order simply by having some of our local guitarist celebrities (the boyz) show up to check out what OFGC was all about: Craig Goodwin, Terry Efaw, Mike McGannon, and the very accomplished wild Chaz Mechenbier of Phil Dirt and the Dozers and ex member of Jerry Reed’s Band. They all acknowledged the talents of Mr. Smith, and several got up and had a ball playing one or two with Richard during our "Pick One With Richard" segment (that I think Richard kind of likes, too…)

The Pickin’ Party brought out the likes of Bob Mowry – the Mose Rager of Parkersburg, West Virginia. u gas cedar hill mo Both Charlie Berwinkle and Terry Efaw used to travel miles every week from their homes in southern Ohio to Parkersburg when they were young teens to learn what they could from this guy that squeezed magic out of his guitar – and still can. We truly enjoyed meeting and hearing a legend – Charlie and Terry reveled in reliving their youth.

As with most "non-profit" (non- paying) social events, most celebrities usually drop in fashionably late (as was the case here as well), mingle around awhile, show a "sampling" of their talents – and, then leave fashionably early (which did NOT (most enjoyably) happen in this case.) Much to the surprise, amazement and enjoyment of our attending local professionals the Pickin’ Party was blessed to have a legend of the finger style jazz community just happen to "stop by" to see what was up with this Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club thing – Mr. Kenny Poole of Cincinnatti. Let me try to recall what the typical reaction was when I informed them that he was there, "KENNY POOLE IS HERE!!!!!" Yes he was – and what a gentleman and guitarist he was.

Kenny came early took a seat right in front of Richard and watched (with appreciation) every note the young Englishman played. electricity water analogy animation Out of professional courtesy, he declined an invitation to "pick one" with Richard. However, when I asked him if we could possibly feature him on a little mini concert demonstration of his guitar playing, he graciously replied, "You are going to have the "circle", right? (nod) — I’ll just wait my turn…." (Pure joy ran through my veins.)

Folks, none of the boyz ever hang around to hear us whackers play during the "pickin’-in-the-round" (Ted "Palmer" Mack’s Amateur Hour), but Kenny not only stayed – he played (oh, my good Lord, did he play) – and then he waited for his turn, again – and, again. He stayed for the whole day and early evening. AND, GUESS WHO ELSE STAYED???? Yep – the pro boyz…… Sneekin’ around like us mortals acting like kids trying to catch a glimpse of or playing one with their jazz hero laying down chord transitions they have only imagined before.

Let me try to describe the my first experience in hearing Kenny Poole play: He places his well worn sunburst archtop gently on the lap of his tall seasoned frame, and starts playing a soft regression of chords down the cold neck with his long fingers in an attempt to quickly reacquaint them with the strings they know so well. He then makes a second pass at the same sequence – this time adding slightly more movement and expression. With the third pass he closes his eyes and adds a rhythm and bass line that informs the listener that they are about to hear a true artist at work. The room went deftly silent with the exception of the smooth music that emerged from Mr. Poole’s guitar – and, there wasn’t one person in the room that didn’t have the feeling, "Oh my goodness – this isn’t a pickin’ party – this is heaven….." —– Thank you, Kenny for joining us and making this a memory to hold on to for the rest of our lives.

Arnold Alpert took a few pictures of the beginning of the party with his digital camera that I have put out on the web site, and Dan Stacy took a ton of video of Richard’s show that we will be making copies of for the membership later. However, I know that several other folks we taking pictures and videos of the rest of the day. And, I would like to ask them to forward any good ones they took to me so that we can get them into the master distribution video and out on the web site. electricity projects in pakistan Thanks.