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Coffee House Players

A place to talk about your gigs and your song list and what ever else you want to talk aboout

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Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2015

Discussion Forum

Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? 20 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Jim Yates Jan 26, 2015.

Can Anyone Else Relate 4 Replies

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Lon Milo DuQuette Dec 30, 2014.

Is Open Mic in Some Ways Harder than a Straight Gig? 17 Replies

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Rusty Day Dec 26, 2014.

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Comment by Phil Manuel on July 8, 2014 at 1:12pm
Comment by Edward Sparks on July 8, 2014 at 12:49pm

Check this out...

Pete Townsend "Won't get fooled again" acoustic on his big beautiful Gibson J200!

Comment by George Quinn on June 28, 2014 at 7:53am

Played my first open-mic last Tuesday night at Brocach Irish Pub across the street from the capital building here in Madison, WI. The last time on stage was a horrible experience forty years ago in Chicago. This time, there were no major flubs as far as the guitar playing went...the singing was so-so, but the major accomplishment was to get it over with. Now that it's done, I can jettison the set-list (60's rock sandwiched between TV theme songs) and work on loungier material (the only one in cement is a cover of Charles Trenet's "La Mer", as heard in Mr.Bean's Holiday)..and TV theme songs (I've re-written the Brady Bunch in a minor key and call it The Brady Dirge).  And this time, I won't wait another 40 years.   

Comment by Tony K. on June 28, 2014 at 1:39am

Just watched that James Taylor Fire & Rain tutorial vid by the man himself.  I am now convinced that he is visiting us from another planet because no one on this earth except James can bend their index finger like that!  lol.  Wow.

I would have to break my finger to make it do that. lol   I would LOVE to see a vid of him explaining how and why he learned to play chords so different from the "norm."

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 26, 2014 at 3:39pm
Marty, welcome to the coffeehouse players group! I see that we are on several of he same groups. Looking forward to your imputed here!
Comment by Marty on June 26, 2014 at 2:48pm

Looks like you and your lovely wife/security guard are enjoying yourselves!! Love the Gibson. What year of Gibson? Also thanks much for the lesson!!

Comment by Randy Lee Hano on June 18, 2014 at 3:55pm

Cool link Edward!

Comment by Jim Yates on June 17, 2014 at 2:50pm

James Taylor - Fire & Rain

He is very clear Edward.  Here's the man himself showing you how to do it. 

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 17, 2014 at 12:53pm

Hey, I already have been doing this song for years, but this guy is pretty good at teaching it!

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 11, 2014 at 8:49am

Well, at least the security is pretty!  Actually this is my wife Teri keeping the women from charging the stage! :-)


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