Meanwhile, I was keeping up a friendly harassment of Rick, asking what are we doing all this recording for if we don't have a band to do anything with it all when we're done? We need a band, Rick. Rick, can I please have a band? Rick is a very patient man. And then I met Josh.
It is true that if you want to meet musicians all you have to do is walk around holding an instrument. It works like a charm. I happened into the store where Josh works, carrying my fiddle, and Josh, who would probably like to know everything there is to know about every instrument, asked me what kind of fiddle I had. I answered and stepped out the door and immediately thought, “wait a minute,” and stepped back in. It turned out that Josh played the mandolin, we exchanged information, and the rest is history in the making. At least, I hope so.