This Week

There is a lot going on behind the scenes here. In addition to Mephistopheles the cat becoming part of the family, our lesson schedule is jumping and there are some massive projects making a lot of headway.

These are all good things. Hell, I even broke down and got my camera gear back out and am back to taking photographs like I used to. The only downside is that, as the cooler weather approaches, neuropathy, headaches and arthritis pain increases. If I take on too much the workload will overwhelm me.

Between the election, events across the country, COVID-19 and maintaining my well-being, I have decided to put official meetings of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Society on hold. We will maintain the group’s Facebook group, and we encourage you all to hold meetings there.

I love the Wednesday night meetings, but I learned the limits of my strength the hard way. While I hate to disappoint anyone, it would be foolish to push too hard and get sick all over again. We have some awesome things in the works and I need to keep my hand on the wheel.

-Patrick

Tomorrow

There will not be a meeting on Zoom tomorrow, but regulars of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society are welcome to take advantage of the chatroom features of our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/662984850936825

I am in the curious position of adjusting to my amped-up pain levels with the onset of cold weather while simultaneously gearing up for the most audacious project of my artistic life. So, fret not. I am okay. I am just trying to avoid spreading myself too thinly.

Next Meeting October 7th

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Time: Oct 7, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The Wednesday night Banjo and Donut Marching Society
Time: Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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September 23 @ 2:00 & 7:00 PM Eastern

Sep 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Next Meeting 9/16/2020

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society is a combination jam session, workshop, bull session, and general celebration of music.

The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society began in Wayne, Pa at Kitt Foster’s house. Patrick met Paul the Beatnik at the Radnor Library and convinced him to give his father a frailing banjo lesson in exchange for lunch at the family’s hoagie shop. The initial meeting led to a weekly session. That led to a rag-tag group slowly forming and becoming an extended family over the years.

Paul was a Washington Square beatnik with ties to musicians like Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and Rambin’ Jack Elliott. Paul wanted us all to learn not only to play but also to teach and lead a jam.

We will be continuing that tradition as we revive The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. We want an open exchange of ideas that ignores the nonsense surrounding genres and instruments.

You must be a musician to join The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. Meetings are not open to an audience. We do not record meetings. These rules are in place to ensure that musicians of every level can share music, tips, and stories in a safe, non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-commercial space.

Any musician can join and take part in meetings of The Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut Marching Society. Music is a universal language. There are only twelve notes.

We go round-robin in each meeting. Every musician can call a song, ask a question, or offer a pointer.

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Next Meeting 9/9/2020 @ 2:00 and 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Sep 9, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Sep 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Next Meeting of the Wednesday Night Banjo and Donut marching Society: 9/2/2020

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