Australian Bakery does Bluegrass
Last week in downtown Marietta, before we went to see the play, we wandered around killing time (we were too early of course).
In the window of the Australian Bakery was a poster saying they had a bluegrass jam session every Tuesday night from seven until nine. For you (the reader) bring your musical instrument and join in.
Well, we don’t any musical instrument but a piano, but last night we did bring our appetites. After all, it is an eatery too.
The Australian Bakery is the store that used to be Medford’s Bookstore. We talked about seeing the ghost of Mr. Medford in his plaid coat silently standing watching it all.
When we first got there a few minutes to seven only a few were getting their instruments organized but before it was over with the jammers had grown to either sixteen or seventeen (they wouldn’t sit still for me to count them).
And when you have music you need someone to listen to it. An audience is part of it all. So, we were the audience; us and 6 or 7 other people. Their were more players than the audience – more players than playees.
Listening to the music and watching the players play was very pleasant. I have said before bluegrass players really put out some good music because they love their hobby – they sure didn’t quit their day job.
We knew two of the players from our Acworth Opry days: Jim a bass player and a guitar player Gerelene (?). Gerelene is Johnny Cash’s cousin – which is worth mentioning.
The food was good too. Of course the Australian Bakery specializes in Australian kind of foods – like meat pies and such. I had curry lamb pie…. Not ba-a-a-a-a-d!