Sunday, February 8, 2009
The 3 Good Samaritans
Daniel and I went down to the Caboose, a popular club near the west bank featuring local and national bands. We went to see the 27th Annual Battle of the Jug Bands. A little background would be helpful here. Karen is doing an internship at University Good Samaritan Center, a residential rehabilitation nursing home facility for her degree in Music Therapy. There are 3 Good Samaritan facilities. The three facilities all have music therapists as part of their nursing staff and they all get together and form "The 3 Good Samaritans", a very good (I might add) jug band. They enjoy competing every year at The Caboose in their annual Battle of the Jug Bands. This was Karen's first year and very much a highlight for the band because they didn't have an accordianist so she fit right in. They even had her do a solo during one of the numbers. Cover charge was great too; a free will donation to the Food Shelf of Minneapolis.