I got a few opportunities to play at church from time to time. Then, a couple of years ago, I discovered the cajon! At last, I have found a musical instrument that I love to play! And, maybe, have acquired some skill.
I remember the first time I saw this unusual instrument. It was at the LIFE 100.3 1st anniversary party. Scott Krippayne was the performer and his percussionist played a cajon. A guy, sitting on a wooden box, banging it, and from it came many intriguing beats and sounds!
One day, a few years ago, there was a cajon sitting by my office door, handmade and delivered by a listener. What a coincidence! I was thinking about buying a cajon! It's become a huge blessing!
So now, you might say I'm the boy with a beat.
Now, a few years have past and I've become fairly competent with it. And, I've added some extra effects, like a few shakers, a train whistle, a siren whistle, a guiro, a vibraslap, tambourine, woodblocks, a triangle, splash cymbal, djembe and some bell horns.
In addition to playing nearly weekly at Living For Jesus Outreach Ministries in Orillia, I'm playing with a few friends who each present a different style of music and more variety for me.
Love playing, anytime, anywhere! I especially love playing along side a drummer on a kit!
|All of my percussion stuff.|
|Playing with John Par and the boys in Elora.|
|Sitting on the cajon, with a kick pedal and shaker.|
|Me and Tom Roe playing at Amica in Barrie.|
|Playing with John and Kevin, (and Steve on spoons) at|
Living For Jesus in Orillia.