Last night waa one of the best open mic nights I have ever played at. R Lo’s Pub & Grub had its monthly open mic night, which is held on the first Sunday of every month and hosted by the PeaceTrain Band, and like last time, I brought my First Act electric guitar to play a few tunes with. However, the group’s lead axeman, Joe Parsons, let me play his Washburn acoustic guitar, on which I played songs by Vance Joy, the Smashing Pumpkins, the Lumineers, Sade, Chris De Burgh, and the Beatles. The PeaceTrain Band even asked me to sit in with them and play drums for them on a few songs.
The biggest surprise for me was when Joe told me that he was letting me have his guitar. It was the last thing that I expected because I still have my 12-string acoustic, which is in the pawn shop. Still, I accept this kind-hearted gesture and took my new axe home along with my electric guitar and starred practising on the former almost immediately.
Joe, if you are reading this, thank you so much for letting me have your beautiful guitar. You did not have to do this, but I already love the instrument, and it plays like hell on wheels!
Remember that if you sing and/or play an instrument, come down to R Lo’s for the next open mic on May 7th between 7 and 9 PM, and let the PeaceTrain Band know that you want to perform a few tunes for us. R Lo’s is located at 207 Fisher Ferry Street in Thomasville, North Carolina. Be there or be square!