Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gigging with Robyn Landis

Neat gig at Old Town Artisans Saturday afternoon. We shared the stage with Robyn Landis, a Seattle-based folksinger-songwriter who headlined at the Music and Your Health event we played in November. The OTA gig went from 12 to 3 p.m., and the plan was for Robyn to play from 1 to 2.

I'd been looking forward to this because Robyn is a very talented musician and songwriter (I'm not the only one who thinks so; she's won all kinds of awards), and I was flattered that she wanted to play with us. At the beginning of our first set, however, I found myself a little nervous. Musicians pick up on subtle mistakes that other listeners might miss. If I hit a note that was a little off, she'd know! Eek!

We must not have done too badly, though. She told us she really liked us. And she must have meant it, because she asked if we'd like to back her up when it was her turn to play. We did. Much fun was had by all.


DeppityBob said...

WOW. Extreme major coolness. But how do you back up someone you've never played with before? Is it like this "jamming" thing you musicians are always on about?

cinderkeys said...

Yeah, it's like that "jamming" thing. You just follow the chord progressions as best you can. :)