ALLAN FRENCH

You last heard from me in April, in the previous incarnation of “Bluegrass Breakdown”. I hope to have occasional opportunities to check in here and shout out HELLO to my bluegrass family. CBA, NCBS, SCVFA, RBA, and BMSCC members: You are all deeply appreciated, even when your instruments are played out of tune!

When “sheltering in place” began, I thought it would severely limit my (very) active social life. Almost overnight there were no more professional networking mixers, no house concerts, no theatrical performances, no Friday night pizza rendezvous, and no twice-weekly square dances. Poof!! For those first few weeks I got cabin fever. I also lost some weight due to eating at home more!!
Soon, we all started using Zoom, WebEx, Facebook, YouTube, and FaceTime, in order to keep in touch with one another. By the time you see this, CBA’s “Turn Your Radio Online” fundraiser will have been completed. I hope you got to watch and enjoy a lot of it and donated to the performers; and got to bid on some silent auction items.
Bill Wagman hosts many concerts that I attend (albeit remotely)! He is currently promoting the online concerts of bands he likes, rather than hosting shows inside his home in Davis. Learn more and sign up for notifications at http://wagmanhouseconcerts.org/.
Enjoy your summer, despite its unexpected quirks, and please keep in touch on LinkedIn or Facebook!