Friday, November 4, 2011

November Open Mic Night at the Vera Project

First Wednesday in November - the second - was Open Mic Night in the lobby of the Vera Project. It's a simple free event, people can sign up to perform from around 7 on, with the performances starting at 7:30. Attendance is light and the PA setup is minimal, a single mic channel is usualy all we need.
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Most of the music at the Open Mic is a singer/guitarist and tonight was no exception. We had a nice cover of Green Grass and Tumbleweeds by a talented acoustic guitarist/singer:

Very well done, nice song.

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Our MC was good, getting a solid chunk of love for assorted Vera programming options in quickly between acts.

The Dave he's introducing is me. I came up and told an old Neptune Theater story.

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Julia (she runs Open Mics and chairs Programming) was up next giving us some background and the poem inspired by the experience.

We also got to hear a recent composition done as poetry, the rhythms make me think of hip hop and rock a bit and I figure he's probably working towards a song with the material.

Nice work. We only got 4 acts so it went by pretty quickly. We'll have to see what we can do about getting more participation, the more the merrier!

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