Back on May 11, I found myself playing guitar for, “A Reason to Run” at Marine Park in Vancouver, WA. This was sponsored through my church and turned out to be a beautiful sunny morning for the run. Across the way from where I was playing, was another set of musicians playing guitars and singing. At one point, they added a percussionist on the cajon that gave them a serious groove. Being inspired, I took my melodica (mouth organ) and joined them for a wonderful jam session. Certainly the high point of the event from my perspective.
Playing for fun runs, in living rooms, at local cafe’s, block and garden parties or the local grocery store, live music adds the right kind of atmosphere.