Building momentum at White Horse on Tuesdays

Last night's open mic at White Horse Black Mountain (I host them each Tuesday evening) showed a bit of gathering steam after several weeks of snow-induced inertia on the part of performers and audiences alike. We had some great performances from Sarah and Jim on fiddle and guitar, Kevin Scanlon, Ben Scales, Chris Wilhelm and Kathy Postlewait. As always, it was worth the trip to Black Mountain for me to not only hear these performers, but also to play the White Horse's wonderful Yamaha grand piano and enjoy the venue's world-class stage, video projection, and sound system with sound engineer Bert Brown at the helm.

To all of my fellow musicians and singer-songwriters out there in Western North Carolina (and far beyond if you're planning to pass through the area on an upcoming Tuesday night), please come out and join us and encourage your friends to attend. Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes, who own the White Horse, have a top-notch venue there at 105-C Montreat Road in downtown Black Mountain - the kind of venue we all need to support in our area. It is a privilege for me to perform on that stage, and open mic gives folks an opportunity to not only present their music in an optimum environment and make new friends, but it's a fine chance to audition for a possible show of your own at White Horse.

Head out next Tuesday, January 25th, to see and hear what it's all about. 6:30-8:30pm Free Irish Jam. Open mic signup 8pm. I perform a short set at 8:45pm, and then we hear from all who sign up for their time on the stage. See you there!


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