october first

by steve

A little late, I suppose, in getting this up. Eight days, in fact.  This is the MGQ performing one of my newgrassy instrumentals for Lake Champlain Access TV‘s Instant Coffeehouse show.  Some really nice breaks from all the instrumentalists on this one, although the astute listener will notice some arrangement fubars led by yours truly on the passed break section.

I wish there was a better story around October First- some epic event, tremendous fall foliage, or basically anything of note.  Ultimately, I’d been messing around with the melody on the mandolin for a week or so and sat down to devote an evening to ProTooling a version of it together.  First thing PT asked you to do… name this project.  I hadn’t even considered what that proto-tune might be named, so I just plunked in the date without even thinking.  In the end, naming instrumentals is generally a pain in the rear, so I guess this one has to be considered serendipity.