This past Saturday, the 24th., was a special day for me in that I finally got to meet Lekzee, and what a Sweetheart she is ! Not that I didn't believe she wasn't before, 'cause I always knew in my heart that she was a Sweetheart of a Lady ! .. but finally getting to talk with her person to person.. and then listening to her sing while only being a couple of feet away from her was pretty awesome.
Lekzee was doing a gig at the "Laughing Duck Bookstore & Coffee House" in Linesville Pennsylvania. A little town in North Western Pa, that's near Espyville Pa and Andover Ohio.area. The "Laughing Duck" is owned and operated by Lekzee's friend Cindy..who is a very gracious host I'd like to add also. Cindy had fresh hot gourmet coffee on hand and a bookstore filled with books from as far back as the early 1800's to the present.
Outside the store, on the sidewalk, was a speaker set-up so the folks who were 'out & about'.. strolling along the sidewalk's in town could listen to the songs being played & sung by Lekzee. Linesville is also a tourist town of sorts so the visitors got an extra surprize whenever the music caught their attention and they came by the store to peer in the big store-front wondows to see Lekzee strumming her guitar and singing.
The atomosphere was a friendly and jovial one.. and when Tom showed up..and later Kurt, ...well.. they all pulled -out their guitars [Kurt had his harmonica too] and started jamming & singing and even got many of the patrons of the bookstore to sing along as well. Some of the folks were even dancing in the aisle's.
I was pretty tired when I arrived there [hadn't slept for about 26 hours by this time] ...but after a couple cups of Cindy's Eithopian coffee and the friendly comfortable atmosphere ..well, I got a 'third-wind' and was wide-awake again.
It was great conversing with Lekzee too. We touched on subjects other than music as well. She's a very intellegent and good looking Lady. And I was happy to share in her company.. as well as in the company of her friends.
They're all what I call "real people"... or "my kind of folks". And hope I get to meet-up with them all very soon again. Just wish I would have stuck with my sax lessons and playing around with my kid brothers' guitars when younger because it would have been so cool to join along and jam wih them all. Although Lekzee told me.. 'matter of factly' that I can sing.. I didn't want to try and make a debut at her gig and scare everyone off.. lol. But if she believes in me then maybe someday she can be my singing coach.
Cindy even got up to the mic to sing with Lekzee too. Tom plays a mean electric guitar and Kurt ..besides playing his guitars was also using his harmonica on some numbers.
It was a great Saturday afternoon and I throughly enjoyed myself... and know everyone else had to of too! I plan on visiting Cindy next time when in Linesville and buy some more books from her. She's got some good deals. My grandson got a big kick out of the books I got from Cindy for him also ..of some hard to find childrens books.
So if you are ever in that area near Linesville.. such as Conneaut Lake, Meadville, Espyville, Hartstown Pa.. or on the Ohio side that borders Pennsylvania... than check out Cindy's "Laughing Duck Bookstore & Coffee House", and ya may just see Lekzee there too jammin away on Merlin.. or some of her other guitars. ...while singing so sweetly.
God Bless 'em All,