We’d like to thank the 18 performers from Wednesday night: Roe Osborn (with Bert Jackson), David Jackson, John & Harriet, John Dirac, Penn Dixon Colbert, Jennifer Stratton, Diana DiGioia, Mark (the Shark) Alvin (who got the whole room singing), Jon M., Frank Morgan, Jim Ames, Ken Silvia, Stuart on the mbira from Zimbabwe – what a treat that was!, Katie Flynn, Jay Rojas, who accompanied many of the musicians on box drum, and our newest open mic-er, performing for the first time ever, Nick Cafallelli.
And thank all of the rest of you for coming, and for being so fun and supportive!
Seeing a couple of unique instruments and having them shown and explained to the audience added an interesting educational experience to a night of entertainment. I thought it would be neat if we could do that every month. If anyone knows someone who plays something unusual or unique – handmade perhaps, or vintage or a world folk instrument- maybe you could invite them to an upcoming open mic for a little “show and tell”.
Speaking of handmade, Don Boivin has recently started repairing and now building guitars. But his first finished instrument? A soprano ukulele! He passed it around for everyone to see. Below, it relaxes with Roe Osborn’s big upright, “Marylin”.