Here's some highlights from my gigs last Saturday and Sunday.
Our gig was in Chengdu this time, only about 2o min. from my home. The venue was a place called the 'Parrot Club'.
I got the chance to play with talented musicians (from L to R) Suky; agent, Kavain; bass, Philip; tpt, vocals, flute, Josh; sax and Me on keys.
After our 15 min. performance, the program continued with a sauntering accordianist. this seemed pretty normal for a Chinese performance, until I noticed he was followed by a group of small children. They eventually sat on chairs on the stage and he commenced to tell stories and play folk songs to them. There was also a model greeting guests.
We traveled to SW Chengdu for yet another real estate gig.
It was the usual group: Philip, Fu and myself with the addition of guitarist/mandolinist Alex.
This was an all day gig, so between performances we got a chance to explore a bit. We ate lunch at this mutton soup restaurant...hao chi!
Later, Philip and I explored the local meat and produce market. This was one of the better ones I've been to in China. Everything looked pretty fresh. You could buy anything you need: veggies, slabs of meat, assorted tofu, pickled...anything, roots, noodles, dumplings and more.