‘An Unlikely Story’ in Plainville is well worth the drive! It truly has an imaginative magical feeling to it. I presented my picture book ‘Where Are Sam & Grace’, along with a Eurythmics mini musical phrase moment through ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’, a poster assisted mini-Milky Way galaxy preview, and the grand finale – Rocketeers Sam & Grace – featuring my lime green Squire electric guitar with orange crush amp – and mini rocking rocketeers blasting out the countdown – 10 – 9 -8… Cassie and Carol took total charge of the craft afterward – a rocket ship bookmark!
What a blast!
There is nothing like being with a group of engaged audience members with you every step of the way. Of course one must allow for a shy beginning. I did have to suggest – in the first song, after leading them in the nonsense lyric ‘Howja doo doo doo doo doodle’ – that we’d hear more sound if they opened their mouths while they were singing. Big and little people alike. ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ gave them familiar ground to stand on.
Sold (and signed!) several books. Absolutely remarkable illustrations by Sara Zieve Miller – a gal I knew as an elementary schooler – graduated RISDE – working professionally.
For an energetic start to your day – here’s the full band version of Rocketeers Sam & Grace. Berklee’s Jeff Stout played down a smooth trumpet solo in one take, and Billy Novick wailed on his sax. Of course, regarding the kid’s chorus accrued from Hopkinton Cultural Arts –
What a blast!