Well it's official.
Starting on Tuesday, December 6th I will be hosting the Open Mic at The Hearing Room in Lowell Massachusetts, alternating weeks with our friend and fellow troubadour extraordinaire Rick Cande.
Last night was an incredible gathering of talent at what is becoming one of Greater Lowell's Hottest Venues. For a $5. donation those in attendance we treated to a non stop string of incredible performances.
Rick Cande started the night off with a solid set featuring John Prime tunes with some nice harmonies and fine accordion work from Susanna Doyle. Representing the old folks in the room I took to the stage for a short set that included Harry Chapin's Taxi, Blackbird by McCartney, Kathy's Song by Paul Simon and Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.
The night rolled on from there with a solid set from up and coming songwriter Nick Weeks, From the Comedic musical stylings of Dan Margarita to the Greg McConnell's awesome cover of Neil Youngs' After the Gold Rush, to Caelin Graber's tribute to Leonard Cohen, complete with the "oh shit" moment, it was truly a night you should not have missed. Steve Smith delivered a solid set of classics including a sweet rendition of Dave Loggins' Please Come to Boston, and Mike Birch, whose soon to be released CD will be launched at the Hearing Room on December 10th played a solid set as well. I will apologize now to the many other performers that played last night that I failed to mention but my time is short as I head out to rehearsal, Keep coming back to the Hearing Room, It's a great place, a fun space, and it's even better with you there!