We went to a fabulous party last night. There was the usual great food and drink and interesting people and talk, but where this party differed was it was all about family and music. The party was at Chris and Gayle Pritchard's. Chris has been singing and songwriting and strumming the guitar his entire life. He has passed on this passion to his two childrem. Even his son-in-law is musical. I asked if one had to audition to be in the family. The SIL answered a resounding and quick "YES!"
So last night, even though the only thing I play is the radio, John and I were invited to be a part of the Pritchards' "Fam Jam". John and I got to hang out with the cool kids.
There were not one, not two guitars in the room...below is Chris and Dave known locally as the "BackBay Boys".
No not just two but five guitar players and singers.
There was Chris and Dave plus son Brian, son-in-law Rob and the well known blues singer, Cletus Black.
Not shown is daughter Hailey who also sings and strums a bit of guitar.It was a great time with great music and definitely interesting people.
How fun to watch one guy start just playing a few chords and then everyone else picking up on the chosen tune. The passion for music was thick in the room, the non-musicians singing along and wishing we played too.
Chris and Gayle are good friends and many of you may know Gayle from Art Continuum and the Creative Block workshops, She is a wonderful instructor for quilting, collage, assemblage, etc. She also is a generous friend. She introduced Susan Lenart Kazmer to teaching at the first Art Continuum. Gayle will be teaching at our new store.