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    One in the book for June, two for July and one in August. Hoping to fill the book a lot fuller in coming weeks.

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    I had one last week. One is set for June, one in August that are firm. One in July and one in September that are probable but not confirmed.

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    I have about 6 before August, more in the works. Not quite up to the 100+ a year of pre Covid level, but maybe soon!
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    Got one May 28, another June 4... and just got asked if we can play this Saturday

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    One in July and one in August.

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    Started playing at the old folks home again this week. It was weird and fun. Everyone was vaccinated. Whoopie.

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    Yup. Both Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. And one in June, four in July (including three out of state), and three in August. Also a few other events that are not gigs, but more than just jams/practice.

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    Playing in church (so not really a gig, but itís not in my living room, ok!) June 1 for a graduation seniors program and am actually excited about it...as of now still required (by the Synod) to be masked and live stream, but hoping that will change with the latest CDC updates.

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    We have one for every month, starting June and that's from pounding the pavement. Some of our old haunts are finally starting to call about Sept -->
    Of course, church is calling and I'm thinking about open mics but the one that I'm truly waiting for is the monthly open bluegrass jam. Most of the participants are a bit older, so nobody's been in a big hurry to reboot that.
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    I've been really lucky to have had a weekly gig since early this year, right after restaurants were allowed to re-open in KY. I have 7 other gigs so far this summer plus a week long teaching gig at Allegheny Echoes. That's about as busy as I hope to be since my first grandchild is expected to be born this summer, too.

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    Got a parking lot patio gig end of the month. Can’t wait!

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    Still trickling in; we reopened Tunes By the Tracks in Clifton Springs last night, and have two-a-months scheduled through December. The seniors' market is still very limited, as the residences are still cautious about bringing in "outside" people. Luckily most now have facilities to give musicians a "rapid" COVID-19 test before the performance time.

    Doing a live on-line (Facebook Live and YouTube live) concert with a dozen others to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rochester's folk club, Golden Link, of which I am one of the founders. This Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; here's a link if anyone's interested. No mandolin, though -- concertina and 12-string guitar.
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    I've had 3 gigs and an in-person jam so far. The schedule is filling up!

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    My phone is blowing up! Yeah!
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    Yep, one two weeks ago, another this week and one each in June and August so far. Good to be back in the saddle!

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    One in late March, two in July and a Music on the Porch kind of thing in June. And our weekly slow session is (slowly) restarting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    ...Doing a live on-line (Facebook Live and YouTube live) concert with a dozen others to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rochester's folk club, Golden Link, of which I am one of the founders. This Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; here's a link if anyone's interested. No mandolin, though -- concertina and 12-string guitar.
    Well, due to our techie's ISP drastically curtailing his upload speed at a crucial time, the concert was instead recorded, later posted to YouTube, rather than being carried "live." I was not-so-gently reminded of why I'm distrustful of "virtual concerts."

    I'm gonna post the concert vid here, but be advised it's 1 hour 54 minutes long. It'll take a dedicated audience, or someone with lotsa time to kill, to sit through the whole thing. If you just want to catch my chorus set, it's at 1:05:35.

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    One acoustic trio this Saturday outdoors, one full band in June, booking for August and hopefully into the fall. Hoping everything is going well for all of you as well.
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