The Olympics

Hey y’all-

  I’m watching the Olympics. Ever wondered how hard it would be to get into one of those space-age swimsuits? I heard those bad boys cost $500 apiece. Ouch…

  I have nothing to add to the universe tonight. But, I am glad to just say, “What’s up!” and let y’all know I love you.

  Here’s a shot of me doing something in Newfoundland. Why me? Because I don’t have any pictures of y’all…

Me and Matt Shirley looking at something

Me and Matt Shirley looking at something

  Take care,

  Uncle Jeff

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Singing gospel music in a pub

Hey y’all-

  Our band, The Long Run Players, were given an opportunity to play in a pub in St. John’s called The Ship. Here’s a pic of the event…

Long Run Players playing The Ship Pub in Newfoundland

Long Run Players playing The Ship Pub in Newfoundland

I broke a string! And then another!!!

I broke a string! And then another!!!

  At this point in our performance, I had broken the A and G strings on my guitar and was beating out the rhythm while holding the remaning four strings dead in my hand. The banjo played on, the mandolin played on, and we sang the final verse and chorus of “I Saw the Light” to enthusiastic applause. It was fun.

  Here’s a video of our earlier song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

  Hope y’all dig it.

  Uncle Jeff

Whale watching

Hey y’all-

  When we were in St. John’s Newfoundland, we took a little whale-watching tour and a friend got this awesome video. There were two whales going under the bow of our boat….a little scary and very cool.

  Here’s the band jamming on the boat while we were still in the harbor. See the girl peeking around? That’s J-Riley from Tennessee…she’s a summer missionary in Newfoundland.

Long Run Players on the Iceberg Quest Boat

Long Run Players on the Iceberg Quest Boat

  This was an awesome whale-watching trip.

  Uncle Jeff

Newfoundland is awesome…

Hey y’all-

We are having a great time in Newfoundland. Our shows have gone well and we’ve been “blue-grassing” all over the place. Our show tonight has been rained-out, so I have a few minutes on a borrowed computer to post a bit…

We played our first show at Bellevue Beach. The place was pretty full. The two-hour show was well-received and I even had some folks ask for contact information. It was a good time. Bellevue Beach is a fishing village a ways out-of-town and it was a gorgeous drive.

Friday night we jammed in the rain and drizzle and wind at Bannerman Park in St. John’s. Less people came out, but we had a good time. Afterward, I had some fish-n-chips at an Irish pub. It was goooood!

Saturday, we played Topsail Beach. Another gorgeous location, but the rain got us after about an hour of playing. I hated to leave there, but we went to a chain called Jungle Jim’s for dinner and played a few songs in the restaurant. Met some more people and had a good meal.

I think I have a few photos I can upload. Let’s see…

Bay and boat at Bellevue Beach

Bay and boat at Bellevue Beach

Here is the place we played at Bellevue Beach. It’s the meeting hall for the local Roman Catholic church.

Church and meeting hall

Church and meeting hall

This is the band onstage….

On-stage Bellevue Beach

On-stage Bellevue Beach

Here we are at Topsail Beach.

The ampitheatre at Topsail Beach

The ampitheatre at Topsail Beach

That gives y’all a little taste of where we’ve been and what we’re doing. I’ll tell about more of our trip in future posts.

Take care,

Uncle Jeff

Gone to Canada….

Hey y’all-

  I’m leaving for Canada to play some bluegrass with The Long Run Players. We are going north to help with evangelism for a new church plant in Newfoundland called New Life Newfoundland. This should be a great trip.

  What can you do to help? Pray for us.

  Pray what? Pray that we will be well, have healthy singing voices due to weather changes (it’s chilly up there right now), pray that people’s hearts will be moved by the music, pray that God will open doors to speak the Gospel, pray that my attitude will stay good, pray that I won’t get too full of myself and remember why I am there (to glorify God and not myself), pray for the other team members, pray for the church planters, just pray….

  What else can you do? Go to Myspace and click on our band webpage. Add us as friends. Click on our recordings. Tell others. Build that site so that the people of Newfoundland will see it and want to listen.

  Here’s a pic of the band so you can know who you are praying for.

The Long Run Players

The Long Run Players

 

  I’ll let you know how it went when I get back.

  Uncle Jeff