Well, once there were these 3 guys that tried to teach each other guitar while in college; none of us learned much. For the next 30 some-odd years, about all I did is do my job, kept my mouth shut & tried to pay attention. Wrote a pile of songs, lost some, forgot some, and threw away a bunch.... But mostly, looking at that guitar over in the corner that I never had enough time to mess with.
After 30+ years in education, I'm now an OFT - Old Fart in Training; Leaving the lights on late, finding places to play and people to play with, and still paying attention a little. That's all I'm tellin' for now, except for once in a while in a song.
SOMETIMES I ACTUALLY LOAD UP THE TRUCK, LEAVE THE HOUSE, AND GO PLAY OUT IN THE OPEN!!!
PLEASE GIVE THIS PAGE A MINUTE TO LOAD; TIME WILL TELL IF IT'S WORTH THE WAIT...
(my sister thought I needed a classy
tip jar; this is what she came up with)
SOME WITH A GUITAR AND SOME WITH AN IMAGINARY BAND;
FROM THE SPARE ROOM, A WORKSHOP, A DEER CAMP, AND WHO KNOWS WHERE ELSE
I PLAY A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING; WHAT I DO REALLY DEPENDS ON WHO I'M PLAYING FOR AND WHAT THEY WANT. I'LL USUALLY SLIP IN JUST A FEW ORIGINALS TOO... MAYBE SOMEDAY SOMEONE WILL WANT ME TO PLAY ALL ORIGINALS... I COULD GO FOR HOURS WITH ORIGINALS, BUT I'M NOT COUNTING ON ANYONE WANTING TO HEAR THAT.....
Dale Stokes music original; songwriter singer springdale arkansas americana blues folk