Grateful We’re Not Dead had a chance to use the Irish setlist on two occasions this year, which was nice because we usually only get one shot per year.
On March 17 we had the pleasure of being back at Carleton Place Terrace for the first time in a year for a 90 minute show to a full house. On top of that, we had the services of a volunteer roadie. Martin, a student at Merivale High School in Ottawa, signed up for a one-day stint to help us old dogs load and unload the truck. He also pitched in and assisted in the setup and teardown as well. All-in-all, he gave up 5 hours of his time, of which 2 hours were dedicated to hard work. We’re looking forward to having Martin with us again on May 10 for a gig at Lanark Lodge in Perth. Thanks again, Martin.
By the way, take a close look at Gord in the above photo. Now who does that remind you of?
For March 18 Grateful We’re Not Dead moved on to Orchard View on the Rideau in beautiful downtown Manotick. Seeing as it was still so close to St. Patrick’s Day we decided that we’d stick with the Irish tunes, much to the audiences delight. So on went the green cowboy hats and shamrock ties again.
Before the event was over we had a surprise guest appearance by Irish Willie, but from the looks of him we kinda think “It’s all going to pot.” And we swear, “We’ll never smoke weed with Willie again.”
In the fetal position with drool on my chin
We broke down and smoked weed with Willie again