Not only was this the date for our party, but it is the day that Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward came to our club. Many of you may remember Heidi from her visit to our club two years ago. You may also remember her as the character, Susan Ross, on the long running "Seinfeld" show. She was George's girlfriend, who died after licking the cheap wedding invitation envelopes that George had purchased.
Heidi's beginner workshop 3 Around the Tree was in the Music Room. The lilting sound of waltz time is part of what makes our favorite holiday songs so poignant. Explore simple picking and strumming patterns to add magic to traditional songs close to your heart.
Daniel Ward's more experienced player's workshop Salsa Picante: Intro to Latin Strums was in AZ Rooms 1 and 2. There is a good reason salsa has become America's favorite condiment- it adds spice to everything! Daniel introduced us to Latin fundamentals which can add a little cha-cha-cha to your playing.
We are delighted that Heidi and Daniel were once again in Sun City for a concert and workshop.
After the workshops, Heidi and Daniel performed for RCSC cardholders and their invited, escorted guests at 4:00 PM in the Fairway Music Room. Non-RCSC cardholders pay the $2.00 RCSC guest fee that covers your participation that day.
The original demo was done in a small Appalachian studio in 1980. This was released on 45 rpm in 1981 and later included on a cassette album. It got some radio airplay around the tri-state area. A performance was done at the State Capital Building in 1983. Happy was awarded an honorary plaque from the Secretary of State, naming her "West Virginia Ambassador of Music Among All People". The song later ended up on a CD and DVD, promoting West Virginia state history and tourism.