I’m getting into open mics again, partly to prepare for the epic 2-hour show I’m doing in Union, WA in three weeks — not to mention Toorcamp the week after — and partly because it’s fun and you get to meet strangers. I played Shadowland in West Seattle last night, and Molly Maguire’s pub last Monday. I’m going to keep this going: Seamonster Lounge next Monday, Hopvine or Skylark the next Wednesday after. Let’s hang out.
If you’re into open mics this page is priceless: openmikes.org. It lists open mics all over the country. Many thanks to Paul Roub for setting it up. You used to have to look in a newspaper. One for every city. Stacks of them. So wasteful. Life has never been easier.