Warm up/opening tune in your session?
Does your session have a a warmup of opening tune or tunes that you always or nearly always play? What are the reasons you do or do not?
Our Athens, Georgia session* nearly always opens with Lark in the Motning. We have a number of reasons:
— we like it.
— the customers like it, especially the regulars. It’s enough of a trademark that many expect it and can hum along.
— the pub likes us because we draw a regular crowd on Sunday afternoon**
— we like the pub, not the least of which because they run a generous bar tab for us
— our regular session players know it, and visitors are likely to know it too (and if not, we hope they’ll go home and learn it).
— it’s a good warmup.
— by now, it’s not only tradition, it’s Sacred Tradition (tm).
*Sundays, 4-7 pm at The Globe. Come visit us!
** Despite*** Athens**** being a college town, unless an establishment derived a significant portion of it’s Sunday revenue from food *****rather than booze, it can’t open.
***or perhaps as a result of
****Welcome to Georgia; things are different here.
*****The Globe has good food too.