Guest post by Linda Bradshaw
My family is a family of musicians. Music has been the family business for at least four generations now. My grandfather used to play the piano for the silent movies, and he was the conductor of his own professional orchestra. In the 1960s my grandparents and my parents were part of a travelling minstrel show that would go up and down the east coast. I can remember as a child attending the shows, and the rehearsals. One of the most fun parts of being in such a family was the ability to have access to all of the family musical instruments and try to play a tune on them. My older sister was pretty good on the drums, and I was pretty good on the piano. I miss those days; they were good times.