Monday, May 28, 2012

#STC12 The Rough Drafts Music Jam

This is a story best told in pictures. 

Before the gig . . .
Wrist bands for everyone to publicize and remember the event  

This sexy Fender P-Bass was mine for 2 whole nights 

The Rough Drafts with our amazing sponsor and host Chapter rep, Left to right: Dr. Thomas Barker - lead and rhythm guitar, vocals, set lists and charts; Viqui Dill - bass and vocals; Rich Maggiani - drums and more; Ann Grove - president at Logical Writing Solutions, Inc., our sponsor; Betsy Maaks - vocals, linedancing instructor, STC Chicago Chapter rep, equipment coordinator, jam participant juggler, table program developer; Robert is not pictured  
First set kicked off with the core band warming up the crowd and getting a soundcheck on the fly.

Left to right: Rich Maggiani on drums, Robert Hershenow on guitar and vocals, Viqui Dill on bass and vocals, and Tommy Barker on guitar and vocals 

The dance floor filled up fast, thanks to Tommy's great set list. We open with Elvis' "Good Rockin' Tonight" to get the party started.
Well I heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight 
Lucky me, I'm on bass.

The bass babe 

First jammers out of the box are Tristan Bishop on keys and vocals and Steven Jong singing lead. Was it "Honky Tonk Woman"?
Left to right: Robert Hershenow on guitar, Tristan Bishop on keys and vocals,  the bass babe, Steven Jong on vocals, and Tommy Barker on guitar 

The Weight features Kai Weber and Elizabeth Barteau on vocals with Ryan Williams on bass. 

Such a fun song and they sing it/play it so well 

Love Me Like a Man - I get to sing my favorite song, thanks to Bruce Poropat on bass. Also featured is Stephen Adler on guitar. "Darlin' I know you can."

I love it when folks dance to our music 

Bruce Poropat also plays a mean electric guitar as we soon found out. 
Left to right: Bruce Poropat on guitar, Robert Hershenow on guitar, drums behind, Viqui on bass, and Tommy Barker on guitar and vocals 

Second set kicked it up a notch with a tribute to our host Chapter and Summit location. 
The second set kicked off with "Sweet Home Chicago" featuring the STC Chicago Chapter as Jake and Elwood Blues 

Finale set welcomed everybody back to the stage.
Mustang Sally featured many vocal talents, among them Ben Woelk and Marilyn Woelk  of the Rochester Chapter 

And the award for Educator, and badass sexiest tech comm musician ever! goes to our own Dr. Tommy Barker.

At the after party we just could not let the evening stop. To quote Chris Kristofferson, Janis Joplin, and Betsy Maaks, "We sang every song that driver knew."
Philadelphia Chapter president Stephen Adler treats us to "Wild Horses"  and even a little singing  at the after party 
We just can't stop singing, so the party goes on well into the next morning , featuring Tommy Barker on that great big beautiful Taylor acoustic guitar 

More photos on flickr at   thanks to Richard Lippincott and thanks to Rachel Houghton.

A thousand thanks to our generous hosts and sponsors, especially Ann Grove and Love the shirts, love the party, and LOVE YOU!!!

Rough Drafts jam sets are on slideshare at

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks to Betsy Maaks for sending along the sign up sheet notes. Here they are!

Set 1:
Honky Tonk Woman
Vocals: Steve Jong
Piano: Tristan Bishop

The Weight
Vocals: Elizabeth Burton
Backup vocals: Kai Weber
Bass: Ryan Williams

Love Me Like a Man
Electric guitar: Steve Adler
Slide: Joe Sokohl
Vocals: our own Viqui Dill
Bass: Bruce Poropat

Set 2:
Sweet Home Chicago
Electric guitar: Steve Adler
Harmonica: Joe Sokohl

Me and Bobby McGee
Vocals: Betsy Maaks

Baby What you want me to do?
Electric guitar: Steve Adler
Vocals: Joe Sokohl
Harmonica: Joe Sokohl

Hey Good Lookin'
Backup Vocals: Elizabeth Burton

Not Fade Away/Who Do You Love
Electric guitar: Steve Adler

Mystery Train
Vocals: Joe Sokohl
Harmonica: Joe Sokohl

I Wanna Be Sedated
Vocals: Marj Borchard

Fulsom Prison Blues
Vocals: Lucien Marin

Set 3:
Electric guitar: Bruce Poropat

Big River:
Electric guitar: Steve Adler

Bad Moon Risin'
Vocals: Steve Jong
Backup vocals: Deana Morgan

Wooly Bully
Electric guitar: Steve Adler

Saw Her Standing
Vocals: Steve Jong
Backup vocals: Ben and Marilyn Woelk