Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse was a family restaurant located near Chambersburg, PA.  Back in the mid-'80s, it was the scene of my very first public performance as a musician.  I was in a group assembled by my first electric bass instructor, Howard Bly, and consisted of students he taught.  This group was comprised of Jennifer Coffey (Piano), Dirk Frey (Guitar), and myself (Bass).  

On this evening, we played spiritual music in a talent show and though we performed admirably, we were beaten a little boy who sang.  We didn't have a chance.  The cute little kid always wins at a talent contest.

Our little group went on to have a few more performances at local churches before we all moved on to more contemporary musical pursuits.  Dirk and I formed The Secret Society (rev1) with Scott McConnell.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Here is a photo I managed to take this year (2015) when I visited the establishment.  It's a church now and they were having an indoor yard sale.  Where you see the small PA system on the right hand side of the photo is where they had a small stage located all those many years ago.