The concert was fantastic. Beloved would have loved it. You have not lived until you've heard "Greensleeves" in the style of Earl Scruggs. Afterwards I had a chance to speak with the banjo player.
ME: That was amazing! I bought a banjo last year.
HIM: I'm so sorry! (big grin)
ME: I live in Garland, and -
HIM: So do I!
ME: I was hoping you could recommend a teacher.
HIM: I can. I recommend me!
Y'all, he lives five minutes away. It would be like taking dance from Gene Kelly. Or a writing workshop with Orson Scott Card. Or knitting lessons from EZ.
A few words about the venue. Loved it. The Renzo Piano addition to the Kimbell Museum. Seats are narrower than at the Winspear Opera House where I saw "Carmen" last fall. Leg room is vastly better. Seats are upholstered in red. Acoustics are warm and intimate.
So very very glad that I went. It's quite a hike on a work night but well worth it. My knee didn't screech once on the drive home.
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