i can't help observing...over and over and...(over again) how mandolin players hunch over their mandolins, intensely staring at their FRETBOARD!
What is so frikin' fascinating about the dang fretboard that they have to hunch over and stare with beady eyes at it? Just look at the photo on the front page of Mandolin Cafe RIGHT NOW!! Mike Marshall et al! I see it OVER and OVER but am I the only one??
Good grief, get a mirror all ready!!
PS...Come see me, Jack Bowers on Keyboard and Steve Larkin on Base in concert at the upcoming San Francisco Festival of Mandolins on April 23, 2017. Also, we will also be doing a workshop before the concert with the topic being, "Playing in ensemble with a mandolin player"!! (We have played together over 10 years in various venues.)
And while I'm at it we will be performing at the Stanford Hospital Bing Concert Friday, 4/21 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Atrium with the additional guest star, Ron Borelli, accordion extrordinair. We will feature Italian music.
Finally, on Saturday, April 22, the trio will play from 6:00PM until 9:00 at the amazing Italian Casa Nostra restaurant in Ben Lomond, CA. (Above Santa Cruz, CA)
Photo by Ed Hensley http://www.edhensley.net