New Session in Vermont
Last night, O’Shea’s in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, had its first session. I went to check it out. The musicians seemed mostly shy and insecure, so even though there were a fair number present, it never got very loud. I was the outsider; all the others knew each other and play together weekly. The music started out with a lot of slow tunes, and then a lot of fast tunes played slowly. The last hour of music, though, after most of the musicians had left, showed a lot of promise. I’ll list the session in the session section after the details are detailed. It may not stay on Thursday nights.
My question: This is a pretty small pub. It is located outside of town in a rural area, so it wasn’t as crowded as I imagine a pub in town would normally be. I don’t frequent bars, so I don’t know diddly about the life. I didn’t observe much drinking among the musicians (some were under-age, anyway) and there wasn’t any smoke. There are loads of musicians around here, and once the word is out about the session, what happens when they all show up and it gets loud and crowded?
The last three or four of us remaining at the end had a discussion about how to make the session friendly and appealing to all who come, whether they are beginniers or esperienced. We came to no conclusions. Made no decisions. Any suggestions? (I know, check out the other threads on this topic…)