View Full Version : My first gig...

Jan-08-2006, 6:54pm
Hey guys, thought it'd show you my little bluegrass trio, playing our variation of amazing grace!



Jan-08-2006, 6:55pm

Jan-08-2006, 6:56pm
No beer bottles tossed at ya there http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jan-08-2006, 11:19pm
long as they dont throw hymnals, yer good.

Jan-09-2006, 10:34am
A leftie! What kind of mando is it?

David M.
Jan-09-2006, 11:12am
That's great. Church gigs are fun and a great way to express yourself and worship. Congrats.

Jan-09-2006, 11:14am
congrats!!! hope you had fun!

Jan-09-2006, 11:56am
I believe it says in palsam to make a joyfull noise unto to the lord. You will be blessed.

Jan-09-2006, 12:34pm
good pics. Must be a baptist church (baptistry in back). I've played lots of churches but playing my home church is still the hardest tho the Best place to play. Keep at it.

Mark Walker
Jan-09-2006, 12:53pm
Congrats on the first 'gig.'
Nothing to be ashamed of working in your (or any) church - that's where I do most of MY 'performing.' (Well, there and in the closet - clothes don't say much. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif )
On the serious side, you'll get frank and honest input on your efforts - both good and bad. What better way to get positive praise or constructive criticism than by good people within a/your church and Christian Community? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jan-09-2006, 1:26pm
Great pics. Church is where I first played in public as well. The first couple times, I backed away from the mic so no one would hear, just in case I blew it. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jan-09-2006, 4:21pm
God will bless all that you do while singing praises in His house.
Never be affraid to admit that you play in church. That is the only place that I play.
Prayers go out to you.

Jan-09-2006, 4:25pm

Jan-09-2006, 4:42pm
I'll second that!

Jan-09-2006, 5:37pm
I agree, I have no shame in my beliefs. Thanks guys, I appreciate the support. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

BTW it's a Rogue flipped upside down, my Mando Mentor Dave Howard set it up and switched the nut around.

jim simpson
Jan-09-2006, 6:20pm
I think I have been the most on my toes when performing in a church service. Usually you can hear a pin drop while doing it.
I was brought up in a church where no instruments of any kind were allowed. They knew how to take the fun out of fundamentalism!
I no longer attend that church.
Thanks for the pictures!

Jan-09-2006, 6:55pm
best part of the picture is that its a lefty! Not many of us out here.

Ken Berner
Jan-09-2006, 8:08pm
There is no finer place to play, in my honest, humble opinion. I got to play in church last Sunday, and it is always a rewarding experience for me, particularly during Christmas. I know it was a blast once y'all settled down!

Jim Rowland
Jan-10-2006, 12:23pm
I've abandoned playing for an audience. When people in rest homes start walking (or wheeling)out on you,it's time to quit.

Jackie Walters
Jan-11-2006, 11:12am
Hi MandoComando,
Nothing better than to play at church. You are taking the gift God has given you and your friends, back to him in such a rewarding way.Give God the Glory !
And all God's People said.....AMEN !

Feb-15-2006, 1:47am
Hi MandoComando,
Nothing better than to play at church. You are taking the gift God has given you and your friends, back to him in such a rewarding way.Give God the Glory !
And all God's People said.....AMEN !
Anglefire I like the way you think!! I have just started to learn the mando and I am hoping to get good enough to play at church. I don't care about playing otherwise out in public.


Mark Walker
Feb-15-2006, 9:23am
Repent34 - my 'signature' (which I change on occasion) used to say, "I do all my pickin' in church - I figure no one will THROW anything at me!"

So far, so good! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Feb-15-2006, 9:46am
hey superc- that is psalm 150

Feb-15-2006, 10:50am
Apart from a recording session for a local band (sadly they decided not to use my mandolin contribution on their album) my only gigs are as part of my church band so, stick with it! It's a service and a joy.

One day I'll play my mandolin in church but for now it's my guitar. My poor little mandolin would never be heard above all the other instruments and about 300 voices (about 400 last Sunday for a visiting preacher). I notice you're mic-ed; probably just as well. We've a way to go in terms of accepting amplification. I've told the Elders that we'll not be struck by lightning (well, not for that anyway) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Oh... and nobody's thrown anything at me either... yet... which begs the question... if you put chicken wire in front of a stage, does it encourage people to throw stuff? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Mark Walker
Feb-16-2006, 6:51am
MandoJon - I can relate... #I got invited to play at a church recently where the music at the service is a 'big production' and showed up with my mandolin. #After the service people came up to me and said, "We're so glad you came to help and brought your mandolin! #We couldn't hear it, but we could see it..." # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif #

(They have pianos, organs, horns, trumpets, etc. going at the same time, so there wasn't much point in being there with a little old mandolin!)

Feb-16-2006, 9:44am
I do actually have a pickup on my mandolin and wonder if one of those mini-amps that are small enough to clip onto your belt would worthwhile...

OTOH I suppose we could take up mandobass - they're big http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif