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Tuesday at Dagwoods Once More

Brian and I went to the Dagwoods’ open mic night again Tuesday. We had soooo much fun, getting to know new people and seeing old friends. We had not seen Cindy Lehmkuhle in a while. Here she is below at right, with Jen Sygit singing backup.

When we walked in, Phil Wintermute was playing. We also heard the fabulous bluegrass group I photographed last time we were there, and some other pretty incredible talents. Loved it!

But the most fun for me was seeing the guy in the red shirt, in the review window of my camera after taking this photo (that’s Phil Wintermute under the lights on the far corner stage):


We are talking none other than Andy Wilson, of Steppin’ in It and Those Delta Rhythm Kings. I have known Andy longer than most other musicians in town, we met when I was still new at playing my bass. He plays ukulele some, and is expert at harmonica as well as a zillion other instruments (tonight he was playing trumpet).

Andy wasn’t planning to play music on the open mic but he did have his trumpet with him. We did a set with Andy as featured solo instrument (and backup). We played Paddlin’ Madeline Home, I Wanna Be Loved by You, Bye Bye Blues, and Till There Was You. Fun stuff, especially with Andy there.

Jen Sygit, all-around cool grrl about town, songwriter, movingly expressive singer, and our emcee for the night, took this photo. She often gets really great shots of us there. She is the best.


What a shot! Check out that Andy, such a pose.

I tell you what… I do not like to go to bars. We don’t usually stay long. Tonight we got there at 10:30 and left around 1am. And I work at 10am and I’m still here at my desk far too late editing photos and posting. It was SO fun. Between Jen as emcee and Pete behind the bar, there just isn’t a more friendly neighborhood gathering place in Lansing… at least not at that hour. At 10 am, I’d go for Gone Wired Cybercafe’, but that is another post.

What fun! Thanks to Andy and Jen and Pete, and everyone at Dagwoods. We’ll be back.

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