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Dream A Little Dream For Me
9/22/2017 - Had an amazing time meeting the most beautiful Rachel Sermanni. If everyone was as nice as her, the world would be a better place.
Friday September 22, 2017:

I was so excited to finally get to meet Rachel Sermanni! I had been watching her Facebook page all month, knowing she was about to play shows like Boston and New York, but not near Washington DC. When she announced a last minute gig at a music school in Towson, Maryland and I knew I had to be there! Unfortunately, my cell phone had died that same day, so how was I to get there without a GPS? I got off work at 3 PM as planned, having worked later hours during the early part of the week. And I bought a Garmin at Best Buy on my way home. It worked out okay and I made good time getting there. I left at 5 PM and got to the venue by 7. Said hello to the folks at The Music Space then went next door to 7 West for dinner. Not that great a meal which was unfortunate! Then I had to make a quick stop at an ATM since I had no cash on me. $10 for the show was a great price for that kind of talent! Mike Bragg started off the night and he was just okay, he did the best with his Brand New cover which was pretty cool. I had a nice chat with him and his girlfriend about the newest Brand New album Science Fiction. Even before the gig as I walked in I met a nice guy named Cory from Martinsville Virginia who was at the Knocksville house gig for Lemolo's tour! I had seen them the night before in Baltimore. Well after Mike Bragg came Pocket Bells and they were great! It was an acoustic set so they were missing their drummer and a few other members but Piper has a great voice and was a music teacher at the venue. Just before Rachel started playing I got to chat with her and thanked her so much for coming. She was so sweet! She signed my concert book by saying it was lovely to meet me. And she made a point to say hi to Mike and to chat with Piper. The highlight was seeing her perform The Fog, but she also played The Tractor and her song Sleep, among a few others. She switched between playing the mandolin and a guitar and it was pure magic! She was just so nice! I got a picture with her after the gig. Posters were free and I bought a Pocket Bells EP. What an amazing gig! I wish she wasn't from all the way in Scotland so I could experience her music live more often! I did recognize a few songs from the Livestream gig online I saw of hers a few months earlier at the start of the US tour. She talked about her friend Jen a lot and her time at a Buddhist monastery with the coffee maker being broken. Everything about the show was pure magic! I wanted her to play Old Ladies Lament but she instead ended the gig by playing The Fog and a cover of Dream A Little Dream For Me by Cass Elliot, which was appropriate since Cass was from Baltimore!




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