February 24, 2017
By Sheila Welt
The East Bay Banjo Club played for an enthusiastic audience at the Orinda Masonic Lodge Crab Feed on February 24. A 20-strong group of musicians and singers represented the club. Club musicians included Guy Black, Tom Brunetti, Rich Combs, Betty David, Bob Ehrhorn, Don Granberg, Karen Hefter, Red Higgins, Terry Horner, Ardie Jarrett, Doug Johnson, Garry Kerr, Bob Malucelli, Bud Pearce, Larry Risner, Jan Ruzicka, Slavka Ruzicka, Diana Starr, and Sheila Welt. Doug Johnson’s wife Mimi attended as a guest.
EBBC started off with Master of Ceremonies Bud Pearce giving introductions and information to introduce each song. Some in the audience sang along and several got up to dance. The club played a good mix of songs including instrumentals and vocals.
The club’s traditional closing number, “When The Saints Go Marching In,” included a parade line led by Sheila Welt followed by audience members and Terry Horner with his washboard. The club thanks the audience as they made it a wonderful experience for those of us who performed. A great time was had by all.