Well...We're good sports, at least...I come from a long line of frustrated musicians. Music -- and performing in general -- have always been a huge part of family gatherings for as long as I can remember.
|Okay--give me a break about the "mike" thing; I'm very tired and my feet hurt.|
Since then, we siblings and cousins have formed and reformed in various musical configurations, some even going professional (meaning some sort of item was given in exchange for the performance -- John Boy grossed $25 one night...) and we've passed this practice on to the next generation. So it was inevitable that, given our own venue, that we provide a showcase for this proclivity for ourselves and others like us.
Hence: The Courthouse Corner Cafe Open Mic Night.
|Heir 1 (Charley) on acoustic, Dark Garden on drums, Mike Anderson on bass|
|Heir 2 (Joe) and Caisee|
|Trevor and Michael|
|Ladies and Gentlemen: The Von Trapp Family Singers|
|The Twinz (Trevor and Lucas) -- I think they're listening to the poem "Crab Boil" by Dark Garden -- hence this expression|
|...and the crowd went wild...sort of...|
|...still waiting for the crowd to go wild...|
|...okay, so me and Annette went wild...sort of...|
|Annette with some real poetry|
|I wasn't going to include this photo because it was so busy...until I looked a little closer...Lucas (on drums) has a stalker...|
I can't say "thank you" enough for the community's support -- to Pastor Roy of Romney First United Methodist Church, who loaned us chairs; to Pastor Jack of Romney First Baptist Church for loaning us a mic stand; to Mike Anderson for helping out throughout this whole process and giving credibility to some of our jam sessions; to Steve and Ruth Martin of Church View Farm for their well wishes and the flowers (those roses smelled incredible!); and to the community members who braved the weather to come out (there were torrential rains and winds, not to mention TORNADOES in the area)!
Our next scheduled Open Mic Night is July 6 and we hope the antics of our inaugural event will convince more people to come in and sign up to perform.