Some pictures of places I've played, plus one of me playing to prove I'm still working hard, despite a lack of blog updates.
Libby's is a great place to play. Hardwood floors and a 15' ceiling gives it great acoustics, and the baking and packed house gives it great atmosphere. My friend Mike took 70 pictures of me that day, and I used the first one. Look at me go, turning pages with my left hand!
I played a rainy wedding last weekend. I was under a tent, but everybody else got a little damp. I've had rained-out weddings before, where they switched to the backup location, but I think this is the first wedding I've ever had where it started dry, then got wet just as guests started to arrive so everybody stayed in their cars, then dried up again right before the ceremony started so they were able to stay with plan A.
The clothespins you see at the bottom are clipped to my stand. They're official tools of the trade for outdoor players, and are usually just as necessary as your instrument or bow. I keep 5 or 6 clipped to by gig bag at all times, just in case.
My case was sitting on the edge of the platform, and some rain blew under the tent. It got a little sprinkled, but fortunately once the ceremony started it didn't blow hard enough to get me wet in the middle.
Best of luck to the couple, Kyle and Lindsay! May the rest of your days together be sunny and dry!
Stories, pictures and maybe even sound clips from weddings and events I play.