The sun was setting in Mason, New Hampshire. Bears had been spotted in town the week before, and I was hoping one might stop by my gig. For my set, I played originals mostly from The Reluctant Hook, plus a couple from Solitaire For Two and Play To Remember, augmented by a ukulele cover of “Here Comes the Sun” and a harmonica rendition of the Irish reel “Star of Munster.”
After I left the stage, Mason local Jerry Wile played his own bluegrass-inspired originals and guitar instrumentals. Steve Tamulonis, the organizer of the Music On the Mason Green series, had inquired earlier whether we might perform a song together, and while we didn’t play anything during the official show, we did get to run through a couple of fiddle tunes together just before my set, standing on the edge of the stage.
The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript ran a profile of our show and the music series which includes additional pictures.
Thanks to Steve and the town of Mason for putting this event together, and to Jerry for playing “Red Haired Boy” and “Flowers of Edinburgh” with me. Bears: rain check for next time?