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Comment by Arlie Box on March 13, 2012 at 10:50pm

@ Edward Sparks:

I didn't organize this. The couple that owns the house did either on their own, or coordinated it with some of their friends.They said this is a monthly thing (2nd Sunday). This was the first one of the year, and turned out to be the first spring like day (lower to mid 70s), so I think a few who said they going to come went riding instead.

It was very informal, and I was glad to not see the "attitude" you sometimes run into when Guitar players get together. We just all sat sort of in a circle, and took turns playing. If you didn't have an original tune, that was no problem either, and it was fun trying to follow other people, and keeping up with their chord changes when you had not heard the song, or if it was a cover, the way they played it. There were some, (as you saw in the pictures) playing indoors, but I was enjoying the release from cabin fever to do much more than walk around a bit inside.

In that group shot of us playing outside, the guy on my left is the host. Him & his wife had cooked up some food & had beverages in the Kitchen that was self serve.

I hardly leave the house much anymore, and heard about it by getting an event invitation on Facebook. We had been working on the house (& still are), but I decided to take the afternoon off & go. I didn't know a single person there, but was welcomed just as if I was an old friend.

Right now, it is held in their house & back yard, which is quite small. I was told, the yard next-door will be opened up for next month's get together.

As far as putting something like this together in your area, maybe talk with some of the Guitar players you know, maybe at Church, or open mic. nights,  and such. See which ones might be interested in spending a nice Sunday afternoon sharing guitar and songs in a relaxed setting.

I'd like to see this one maybe once to try, going to one of the parks in town, where everyone could come by & listen.

I think it is a good thing, and hope that you can get something going where you live.
Oh I did tell them about AGC while I was there.


Comment by Rosemary j. Lambin on March 13, 2012 at 10:02pm

The GuitarBQ looked like a lot of fun. It was good to see both male and female performers, and to see people of different ages. And it's great that it is open to anyone who is interested.

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 13, 2012 at 6:20pm

Wow Arlie, great pics!  It looks like it was a blast...lots of players and an age range to keep it interesting. I just love the name too GuitarBQ!  Tell us more about the whole event...maybe we will want to pull together something similar locally.  Edward

Comment by Mark on March 13, 2012 at 5:38pm


All those players  would certainly make me feel inconsequential...  But I love going to stuff like that just to see all the spontaneous music that happens!

Comment by Arlie Box on March 13, 2012 at 5:31pm

Mark ( and everybody else )
here's Some Pics form The Songwriters GuitarBQ


Comment by Arlie Box on March 12, 2012 at 9:12am

Yeah what started as a "refresh" the Dining Room, has spilled over into the Living room, & I got informed it is going to work it's way down the hall!

LOL gotta luv em :)

Comment by Mark on March 12, 2012 at 3:41am

Very cool Arlie!  We'll want to see the video from that next month.

And, yeah, I just recently got done re-painting all the rooms in our house..   But I'm rewarding myself with a trip to Austin TX for SXSW this weekend!

(Obviously I won't be playing any guitar, but I will be seeing a TON of great music!)

Comment by Arlie Box on March 12, 2012 at 1:16am

I think I'll take a video camera next month

Comment by Arlie Box on March 12, 2012 at 1:15am

I finally up an' done it!
It was too beautiful of a day to paint walls & trim, so I took my Alvarez, and went to the Songwriters GuitarBQ in Madison, In.

first time in that setting for years!

Had a Blast.

Comment by Walt Pilcher on March 11, 2012 at 3:24pm

Welcome to the group, Pavanne.  Our numbers are growing.  Hope you enjoy the site.


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