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Say hello to Blackbird Courting!! This is our practice session stuff. Wendy is singing lead and guitar, Mandy on banjo, Michael on mando, and Jon on guitar f...

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Comment by Mandy on October 4, 2012 at 9:28am

Thank you Gayle, it is so much fun playing with others.  

Comment by Gayle Maurer on October 3, 2012 at 7:26pm

You look like you were having so much fun! You sounded great!

Comment by Mandy on September 30, 2012 at 11:11pm

Thanks Dana and John! We are having a wonderful time and just had our first band gig tonight. It went well and we were invited back, so we are happy.

Comment by John Keane on September 30, 2012 at 8:01pm

Love it!

Comment by Dana R. McCall on September 30, 2012 at 7:23pm

You all did great and looks like you are having so much fun!!!

Comment by Mandy on September 29, 2012 at 11:05pm

Thanks for watching ya'll.  The arrangement is based off of a local group from the area called Jubal's Kin.  They are an acquaintance of our fiddler (the lead singer here playing guitar).  

Macy - we all thought of names for awhile and made a list. I included this name along with about 10 other blackbird inspired names.  This one won out in our vote.  The blackbird just seems old-timey to me and I remember the first time I ever saw a red-winged blackbird.  So I thought of old courtship practices and I just blended the two together.  The red-winged blackbird female gets around quite a bit, so she is courting several mates each season.  Anyway, that's how the name came about.  It was me thinking of the slut female red-winged blackbirds.  HAHAHAHA, hope that didn't ruin it for anyone.  

Comment by Patty from Virginia on September 29, 2012 at 6:02pm

Hello Blackbird Courting!  This is wonderful.  I enjoyed this Thanks for sharing Mandy

Comment by Macy Jayne on September 29, 2012 at 4:15pm

Sounds great Mandy  How did the band get their name?

Comment by John Henry on September 29, 2012 at 3:16pm
Well, it must be OK 'cos it got me singing, (don't know if that's good tho?)
John
Comment by Carrie Barnes on September 29, 2012 at 2:49pm

Mandy great take on Clementine, very nicely done ya'll!!  Thanks for sharing with us all!

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