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Gig Report: Southern Roots at American Legion Post #284

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This is the second year we've done their Christmas party, and this year was much like last year. We had a few more people than last year - it was about 500 folks in the room.

One of the key requirements of a banquet gig like this is to be flexible. They've got announcements to make and awards to give out, and it's pretty much a given that serving dinner is going to take longer than they thought ("Y'all slip in line and get you a plate! There's plenty for the band too. If y'all want to take some home we can fill up a take-out box for you!"). They make sure everyone is well-fed and "watered."

That said, we fired up about 8:30PM after a quick sound check and had the dance floor bumping by the third song.

The fun part of these gigs is that you get to play a HUGE variety of music. The youngest person there was 12, and the oldest was 91. We ran the gamut from Current pop to hardcore honky-tonk, blues, funk, and classic rock. Just the kind of mix I love to do. it's a hoot to see gramps and the grandkids shaking a leg together

We're scheduled back in February for their Founder's Banquet (once again a repeat booking!) so we're pretty pleased both with the amount of fun we had, and that we're generating steady bookings with a great venue!

Next up:

December 13, we're going to be one of the featured artists on "The Free Country Eagle Show" on Terneuzen FM (8 PM to 10 PM UTC +1). You can get the details from our Facebook page.

December 22, We play the Christmas Party for American Legion Post #2 in Petersburg VA

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Posted : 09/12/2012 3:19 pm
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Sounds like a great time!

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Posted : 10/12/2012 7:17 pm
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Nice!! Love those gigs!! Looking forward to reading more stories :D

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Posted : 20/12/2012 8:13 pm