Imperially groovy on a Sunday afternoon

Josh Gallagher and Kathrin Fuelscher at the Imperial Hotel last Sunday. DGBy Dominic Geiger

The rocking sounds of shredding acoustic guitars kept a small but attentive crowd entertained last Sunday afternoon at the monthly Imperial Hotel jam session in Condobolin.
A number of people, both die hard musicians and beginners, picked up a guitar and shared their musical talents with those around them.
Josh Gallagher, pictured, said the jam sessions offered people the chance to relax and to maybe pick up a few new tunes.
“I come along for the enjoyment (of playing music) and the laughs,” he said.
Owner of The Imperial Hotel, Madelon Goodworth, said the jam sessions are run in order to attract people from all ages and to expose musical talent in the town.
“There was no place to play music and really have an audience in town,” she said.
“So we started the jam sessions to encourage the younger ones to come along with a suitable guardian and mix with (other musicians).
“A lot of people are too scared to try singing or playing in front of an audience but if you encourage people to do it (the talent) really comes out.
“Playing in front of a crowd builds confidence so people can get to their peak because everyone’s got some sort of talent.
“It’s just a chilled out get together.”
Keep an eye out on the blackboard outside The Imperial Hotel on Bathurst Street for the date and times of the next jam session.
Madelon also asked for anyone interested in having a barbeque at the jam session to drop into The Imperial and let her know so numbers could be organised.

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