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Robert Pearson
Full time in a 31' RV.

Another nice thing about Ashland is one can hear music other than country. There are several jazz and swing groups in town. Here’s a jazz group that plays every Wednesday AM at a local coffee bakery/coffee shop.

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I took some photos of the band and made some prints which they hung on the wall at the coffee shop. The next week they asked if I wanted to sit in which I did. First time I’d played in decades. I played fairly well all things considered. The drummer liked my style because I’m kind of a throw back to the bebop era.

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Above photos of me taken on an iPhone by vocalist Debi O’Malley pictured right.

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The next week the regular drummer didn’t show. Another drummer did but without his drums. So he put a mike in a box and I played on a conga. (Photos taken by Dee with my Canon 5D iii.)

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The two “desert shirts” I’m wearing in the photos were designed by me and Ashland seamstress Laural May. I wanted light shirts with pockets and long sleeves for sun protection. Basically Hawaiian shirts with pockets and long sleeves. Laural May made several for me for when I go back to the desert.

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Playing drums in my younger days at a bar in Santa Cruz California. Don't think I was old enough to be in a bar, not sure how we got away with it.

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