Great day today. The Godfrey Daniels Best of Open Mic was the opening act for the day at the Red Stag Pub Liederplatz of Muskfest and I get to perform.
Soul Folks started the day with a set of originals followed by Gordon Ward's selection of his songs.
While Gordon was performing I went behind the stage with my guitar to warm up and shake off any jitters. I was feeling good, not really nervous but this is a big stage with a large audience.
Dave Fry walked by looked me in the eye and passed on some words of wisdom..."Don't f**k up." ...and with a smile walked away. Well those are words I'll remember for a long time.
My 15 minutes of fame were up next. It was great. The PA system was top notch. When i sang or spoke the voice just carried crystal clear. I had time for three songs: two that I did at the audition plus another. So it was Drama Queen, My Glass Head and Pillar of Salt.
My pressings of My Glass Head/Double Helix on 7inch vinyl arrived and I had them ready for sale. The folks handling the merch table got a kick out of my record box and were a bit surprised when I opened it and they saw I actually had records for sale. During my set I made a pitch for them and I think I sold 7 copies that day. Very cool!
Katie Rubino finished the hour. The audience really liked her. It was a receptive crowd and everyone played well. By the way, I saw Dave again right after I was done. He liked it. I guess I did alright!