This relatively new open stage (started 3-4 months ago) features original song writing, stepping into the gap left by Manhattan’s where the Songwriters Café used to take place on Monday evenings. Not at all the same tone, it has attracted some of the regulars from that venue. Hosting duties are shared by a few people, including Mo Kauffey (our host this week) and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Brown.
It took some asking around to find out how to be included on the list of performers – no sign up list, just need to locate the host for the evening and ask. The venue is quite friendly but boisterous. Musicians should come prepared to play something energetic enough to compete with the loud ambient bar sounds. All are welcome to play and the line-up included polished performers as well as those having trouble not falling off the bar stool. But the general feeling was that each person has something to share and was given the spotlight for three songs.
Thanks to those who made me feel welcome and even gave me the use of a guitar for a few songs!
[Molly Blooms no longer hosting songwriters on Monday nights – check out their weekend jam session. Molly Blooms, 91 Wyndham St N, Guelph, every Monday night, around 8:30-11:30 pm]