Monday, April 03, 2006
Saturday, the little group of Bluegrassers Jamison and I hang with played a gig for a ladies day.
Now, this doesn't sound very strange at first read, but this gig was held at a Methodist church building out in Eclectic (close to Wetumpka).
Imagine how backwards it felt to be a bunch of church of Christ guys playing Gospel BG for a room full of Methodists...
Strange to say the least.
A couple of highlights were George Jones (our "leader" of sorts) told the old 3 religion joke where dude goes to heaven, St. Pete shows him a room where folks are partying, he asks what's with them, St. Pete says it's the Baptists...second room same thing except it's the Methodists...third room, though, everyone's dead silent...guy asks why...St. Pete says, "Keep it down now. That's the coCers thinkin' nobody's here but them!"
Second "funny" was when we sang "Angel Band". At the end, we always cut the instruments and sing a stirring 4-part harmony chorus. Clyde Hall (interestingly enough, distant kin to your's truly) made the comment, "That's how you do it church of Christ style!"
Both instances drew chords of laughter...
In any case, it went well. We were complimented repeatedly and fed some mighty fine steaks and chicken.