As we've moved into spring, I find there's rarely a weekend that I'm not playing a show. It's great to be busy, but aside from the solo gigs, I'm still drawing in new musicians at the open MIC I run at O'Toole's. It's very rewarding to see new talent come through and recently, a girl sang on stage with me, her first time in nearly 20 years. We'll be hosting our second Live Music Showcase at O'Toole's in May, with some great talent and prizes available. It's a lot of work to p
I've been performing at a wonky pace recently. I'll have stretches where I'll play four out of five days, then go two or three weeks without a solo show. I'm hosting my open mic at O'Toole's every week though, and that keeps me plenty busy. We're doing a Live Music Showcase this month. Three weeks of qualifying rounds, having people play 15-minute sets. We have scorecards for patrons to use, and the owner ultimately decides the top two who will play in the finale on July 29.