Mudcat Café message #755786 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49818   Message #755786
Posted By: GUEST,Wa Ban Zhou
28-Jul-02 - 01:15 AM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
I've played and sung at some retirement homes and nursing homes, the gig I remember is the one where I showed up with my guitar, banjo and mandolin, to be told that what was expected of me was to walk around with a mike on long cord and croon to karoake-type back grounds. Well, down for a dime, down for a dollar I say, so I un did three buttons on my shirt, picked up my mike,and off into the wheelchairs I went, getting up in old women's faces and singing "What's New Pussycat" or whatever. It was strange. The people seemed to like it.I got a good story out of it, so it all worked out, but after that I always checked with the Program Director about what I was sxpected to do.