2016-08-22

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-08-22


19:33 - Larry Forte
"Goodnight Irene"
"Can My Guitar Go To Heaven"
19:43 - Tim O'Connell
Playing his guitar flat, with a slide.
"Demon In You"
"Daddy-O"
19:51 - Gabby Reece & Taylor Perry
Gabby is stage left.
"Song 005"
The guitar starts out at feedback volume. They're both a million miles away from the microphones, so it makes it hard to hear them.
"Song 006"

20:01 - Karlie D
"Song 007"
"Second Choice"
6th fret capo.

20:12 - Andrew Linden
He's wear a few necklaces tonite, and smiling, and happy.
"Song 009"

20:21 - Avery Deacons
Covers Eric Clapton
"If I Could Change The World"
Good job.

"Song 011"
This is pretty good.

20:30 - Trey Wood NO SHOW
20:31 - Sheena Vasquez
Looks like a 2nd fret capo.
"Song 012"

20:38 - Matt McComb
A new arrival in Athens.
"Just Another Day"
Harmonica, guitar, box drum with bass drum foot pedal, and a hi-hat cymbal.

"Song 014"
3rd fret capo.
Holy crap, what a mad finish! I hope to see a lot more of him.

20:50 - Logan Hobus
A love song.
"Song 015"
3rd fret capo.

"Lovely Day"

21:01 - Rick Bedell & Matt McComb
"Flute Improvisation With Box Drum 017"
"Twin-V Flute Improvisation With Box Drum 018"
Two very nice performances.

21:11 - Oliver Jordan
He got some red sneaks with a logo that has two arcs in an "X". I think that's the Underarmor logo? I didn't know they made shoes.
"Another Kind Of Bliss"
"Sweaters On The Beach"

21:24 - Salathiel Saldana
"Song 021"
"Song 022"

21:31 - Tom Littlejohn
Doesn't say a thing, just starts playing. Wears a black ball cap that says "CASH" in white letters, surely a reference to Johnny Cash.
"Song 023"
"Song 024"

21:40 - Randy Green
Covers Radiohead
"Creep"
His guitar's electronics are causing static noise on the line. He needs to get it fixed. This is way too bad, 'cause the song itself is alright. Doesn't know the correct lyrics are "I'm a wierdo", sings "I'm a widow" instead.

"Song 026"

21:50 - Liam Parke
"You Only Want To Live"
"So Many Years Ago"

21:58 - Daniel Mapp
"Free Verse 029"

22:02 - Emily Hansford
Written about 1.5 years ago, that would have been approximately 2015-02.
"Love You More"

Emily wrote this song shortly after graduation from high school.
"Song 031"

Randy Green left some picks on the chair, Emily takes them 'cause Randy says he has a lot.

2016-08-15

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-08-15

19:26 - Larry Forte
"Song 000"
"One Drunk Down"
19:30 - Oliver Jordan
Oliver gives a strum before fretting the neck, and the sound tells me he using an alternate tuning.
"Burst"
Very nice, solid easy listening hook.
Oliver is in the middle of watching LOST. He's up to a part of the series where the characters wonder if they're in hell.

He's changing his tuning while talking about this, which is so much nicer than the nothing at all that most performers do.
"Another Kind Of Bliss"

19:40 - Karlie D
"Song 005"

"Second Choice"
Capo 6.

Playing Flicker bar on Friday 2016-08-19 @ 20:00.

19:50 - Timothy O'Connell
"You'll Be My Baby"
1st fret capo. Quiet & OK. The performance would would be a lot better if he'd open his eyelids a some point during the song. Also needs to trim the ragged end of his hair. He looks like normal guy with a long-term homeless man's haircut.

"Moon Over Georgia"
This is good.

20:00 - Derrick Sheffield
Covers Jack Johnson
"Song 009"
Average. He brought friends who really liked it.

"Song 010"
Derrick Sheffield sounds like Eddie Vedder, but this song sucks. It is too long. It has no appealing hook, even for a song with depressive feel.

20:10 (20:17 actual) - Rob Ray
"Song 011"
Terrible popping is happening now through the audio system. I can't tell where it's coming from, but it's probably Rob's axe, since nobady else has had a problem tonite.

"Song 012"

Mark Katzman says some big sorority events have finished on Milledge Avenue, so now lots of extra college girls are in here.

20:20 - Rachel House
"Song 013"
Nothing special. Not worth listening to again.

"Song 014"
Much better than her first song. Big quality disparity between these 2 songs.

20:30 - Second To Silver
Cover Johnny Cash
"Ring Of Fire"

"Song 016"
4th fret capo.
Very good! Powerful hook.

20:40 - Gabby Reece
The house is packed with her friends.
Covers (James Taylor)?
"Song 017"
The girl with the long black hair is way too far away from the mic to be heard.

Covers Elvis Presley's
"Can't Help Falling In Love"
They're performing this with even less volume than I would expect them to use at the end of a 'it's been 3 hours already, now we're tired' practice session. Acceptable ordinary cover.

20:50 - Rick Bedell
Well, if that quiet Elvis cover didn't put the crowd in dreamland, Rick will.

"Flute Improvisation 019"
"Flute Improvisation 020"

21:00 - Kevin Jeffery Whitfield
Looks like he has a new guitar. The pick guard matches his armstrap. Has a color-blocking style.
Cover
"Hey There, Delilah"
Awesome!
Probably a 2nd fret capo, maybe a 1st fret capo.

"Wired"
No capo. The yodeling in this song is good for Kevin.
http://www.kevinwhitfieldmusic.com

21:10 - Logan Hobus
Logan's latest songwriting this week is on fire!
"Song 023"
Very dance-able. 2nd fret capo. Old-time rock-n-roll.
He's wearing a brand new red & white 'Miami Beach' T-shirt.

"Song 024"
Wow, 2 solid brand new songs, both quite different from each other. This one has a darker crunchy tone.

21:20 - Salathiel Saldana
"Song 025"
Nice background music for looking at facebook. You don't notice it's there, but when it's over, you notice something good is gone.

"Song 026"

21:30 - Jim Wilson
Rock guitar.
"Song 027"
Not bad, but not polished either. He can sing OK. He'd be better in a band, with a set list picked by somebody else.

"Song 028"

21:40 - Liam Parke
"Song 029"
"Song 030"

21:50 - Mark Katzman
"SOUNDSCAPE 031"
"SOUNDSCAPE 032"

22:00 - Michael Levasseur
"Song 033"

Detunes to play this.
"Miss Fergie"
He plays with a bluegrass style.

2016-08-01

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-08-01

Oops, left my smartphone at home, no of my own will be forthcoming tonite.
No lineup was posted on facebook today, and it just got done raining hard an hour ago. I wonder who'll show up?

19:35 - RUMSFELD
Surprise, Jason is host tonite!

"Song 001"

He's got some kind of wooden foot stomp box, with a piezo electric pick-up on it.

19:37 - Oliver Jordan
"Back Into My Place"

"Sweaters On The Beach"
5th fret capo. Seems like either this song on the other one uses dropped D tuning? He had to tune 1 string between songs.

oliverjordanmusic.com

19:50 - Andrew Linden
"Song 004"
He's wearing a Nirvana drunk smileyface shirt.

Cover
"Summertime Blues"
He does a jump-split & a rooster walk during the break of this song. Fun. Charming in a real punk kinda way.

Matt Fields NO SHOW

19:55 - Blade Of Grass
"Song 00
20:01 - Logan Hobus
"Song 007"
3rd fret capo.
This has a nice special strum in it. Or rather, a pleasant few notes picked after the chord is strummed

Covers Sturgil Simpson
"Song 008"
2nd fret capo.
Now this is very good! Very good match for Logan's voice.

Otha Allen

20:09 - Swain Sumner
He's from Orlando, FL.
Cover
"Midnight Rider"
He's got lots of practice on this, excellent.
Wow, fast hammer-ons & pull-offs on an acoustic!
Strong start-to-finish.

Original
"Song 010"

Trey Timmons NO SHOW

20:17 - REDSTRIPE
"Pokemon GO Poem"

"Poem 012"

20:23 - Tia Martin
A first timer on the Hendershot's stage.
"You Just Don't Know"
Smooth. I think part of the backing track with the back-up vocals are a crunchy with the house audio system. Maybe that's just some rattle used on the percussion at exactly the same time? A spinning ratchet noisemaker built-in to the track, I think.

"Song 014"

20:31 - Greg Carey
Has a sharp haircut & beard, looks good with his glasses.
"All This Time"
3rd fret capo.
ooo, this fucker's good! I like this song. A good example of angsty white-boy song.

"Sarah From Chicago"
Inspired by life events.
Capo 1.
A good song, it has a distinct hook.

Has an EP coming out at the end of this month.
Has a musician page on facebook.

20:43 - Patrick Morales
"Song 017"

20:47 - Jay Margolis
From a show called Family Of The Year.
"Heroes"
It occurs to me that Jay sound a little bit like Bob Dylan.

Covers SIXTO DIAZ RODRIGUEZ
"Sugarman"
OK, he sounds a lot Dylan here, but, I don't think he's trying to.
Written by the guy this movie is about:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Searching_for_Sugar_Man

20:56 - Trey Timmons
With no music, tries to sing Patsy Kline's
"Walking After Midnight"
Singing accapella alone in a noisy coffee shop is not going to work. There is no one else singing the musical part. This sucks.

Tries to cover Bruce Springsteen's
"I'm On Fire"
Tries to transform a nice Open Mic Nite into a bad sad AA meeting. Fail.

21:00 - Melanie Bowden
"Song 022"
hmm, well, she's played this song better on previous nights.

"Song 023"
This song is too long. It needs to be edited down by 2 or 3 verses.

21:12 - Kelsey _____?
"Poem 024"

"Poem 025"
A poem about the dirty paragraphs of a romance novel.

"Poem 026"
Delivery is pretty flat. No dynamics.

"Poem 027"

"An Open Letter To The Men Who Think They Can Touch Me"
This is by far the best reading of the 5 so far.

"Poem 029"

21:20 - William Freeman Leveritte
"Song 030"

21:28 - Joshua Helms
A friend of RUMSFELD
"Poem 031"

"Poem 032"

"Poem 033"

21:35 - John Montarella
"Song 034"

"Song 035"

2016-07-25

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-07-25


19:30 - Otha Allen NO SHOW
(19:37 actual) - REDSTRIPE
"Poem 001"
"Poem 002"
"Poem 003"
19:40 - Oliver Jordan
"Dive Into My Place"
Good neo-yodel, good guitar playing & singing, but chorus is weak, and hook is not strong.
On facebook & instagram.
Written on girlfriend's dad's guitar for a small film she made.

"Sweaters On The Beach"
Written during finals week.
5th fret capo.
I think he sounds like John Mayer. Reminds Karlie D of Parachute.
Oliver's doing calf raises the whole time to the beat.

19:50 - Karlie D
"Electric Bliss"
5th fret capo.
Karlie's got of touch of Micheal Jackson style here.
My friend Jay Margolis just arrived.

Karlie D is inspired by Tori Kelly's {Daydream}
A GoFundMe for Karlie D's EP
"Daydream"

20:00 - Jordan Rhym
"Song 008"

"Home"
Capo 2.

20:10 - Ellenjay
Cover Deathcab For Cutie's
"Follow You Into The Dark"

Cover Bob Denver's
"Sunshine On My Shoulders"

20:20 - Michelle Correll
Kendrick Lamar cover
"Swimming Pools"

"Song 013"

20:30 - Trey Timmons NO SHOW
Matt Field
"Song 014"
Very twang. Big guitar, experiencing electronic pops.

"Next To Me"
30 now, wrote this when he was about 16-17-18, about his sister. Way too much guitar pop. MUST fix it. Also he's singing through his nose, nevermind the twang.

20:40 - Rachel House
Kendrick Lamar cover
"Swimming Pools"
3rd fret capo at least, maybe higher.

"Mortar & Pestle"

20:50 - Rick Bedell
"Flute Improvisation 018"

"Twin-V Flute Improvisation 019"

21:00 - Logan Hobus
"Song 020"
He wrote this last week. Excellent songwriting.

Covers The Police
"Driven To Tears"

Karlie says Logan Hobus sounds like Lukas Graham

21:10 - Johnny Rowland
"Song 022"

"Gone"

21:20 - Jay Margolis
"Song 024"
3rd fret capo. Early 1990's, Mazzy Starr.

Lyle Lovett cover
"She's No Lady"

21:30 - Paul Edgar
"Valentine's Day"
Written by his friend Mao Huang from New York.

"2AM Conversation"

21:40 - Landon Trust
"Song 028"

"Song 029"
1st fret capo. Raspy soul.

21:50 - Richard Becker
"Song 030"
Kinda reminds me of Peter Gabriel.

"Veils"

22:00 - Gracen Daniels
"Mouthful Of Clouds"
Strong singing, with bombshell blue hair.

"Bei Mir Bist Du Shein"

Benny Goodman's big band played that song.
Her guitar's tag says it's a Marauder.
If you're making a movie set in the 1940's or 1950's, grab Gracen Daniels.
Playing Live Wire on Sunday, then the New Calendonia.

Madness Mae & Dr. Trance is her band.
Look for them on Facebook. Athens is her hometown.

2016-07-11

Hendershot's Open MIc Nite 2016-07-11


19:20 - Larry Forte
"The Summer Wind"
"Lonesome Trail"

19:30 - Oliver Jordan
From Miami, he's 18, and just got here a few weeks ago.
"Reckless Company"
Great polished sliding. A good verses song but with no uniform repeating chorus. It's solid overall, but their isn't a hook-y hook.

"Sweaters On The Beach"
5th fret capo. He's bouncing up and down rapidly with a kind of calf-raises to the beat. Wow, he's very diligent about identifying himself and his song titles, the most professional guy about that I've ever seen here.

19:40 - Jane Fallon
"Leaving Atlanta"
Great hook! Strong finish.

"Song 006"
3rd fret capo.

19:50 - Patrick Fallon
"Song 007"
With harmonica holder. Song name-checks Lincoln, Nebraska. Every line is delivered the same.

I think he said this is a Bruce Springsteen cover.
"Song 008"

20:00 - Phlox
"Song 009"
A sad, discordant dirge.

"Story 010"
Reading a sad story out of a book.

20:10 - Mark Katzman
"Soundscape 011"
It started raining as he takes the stage.

"Soundscape 012"

20:20 - Gage Howe
John Hartford cover. Gage heard Tommy Jordan play it around town first.
"Tall ____ = Song 013"
3rd fret capo. Between the rain and the loud crowd at the bar, I couldn't hear the title.

Gage plays in a band called "Honey Child".
"We'll Be Alright"
2nd fret capo.

20:30 - Branhan Lowther
"Song 015"

It seems the blue backlight on my M-Audio Microtrak II is not lighting up. It might be broken. That machine already has a worn-out battery, and must be plugged in at all times. Perhaps it's time to acquire an up-to-date recorder.

"Song 016"
2nd fret capo. He stomps and plays the fretboard really hard without singing anything. But the instrumental has no instrumental hook. And the tempo is so uneven you can't clap along. There are no "wrong" notes, but it sounds just like improvising.

20:40 - RUMSFELD
"SONG 017"
Sounds like one string is out-of-tune, he reaches for the G-string tuner and adjusts it back to normal WHILE continuing to play. I've never done that, or seen anyone do it just to tune, except as a deliberate planned detuning as part of the performance of a song that had that written into the song.

"SONG 018"
On Periscope today, he said the Ovation guitar he's got is made of carbon fiber.

20:50 - Rick Bedell
Armed with his effects box.
"Flute Improvisation 019"

"Twin V-Flute Improvisation 020"

21:00 - Korby Bohannon
From Atlanta
"Bills"
He's playing a travel stick guitar. He's a got a right-arm tattoo with a musical notes on it, and a guitar.

"Song 022"
Uses a box for a good background beat. Tries to get the audience involved, but he really needs to bring backup singers for that, 'cuz it's a complex 2 different parts call-and-response. The audience is game, but this is way too hard for any audience to pull off on-the-fly.

21:10 - Sammy Ray
Classic
"Smile"

"If It Ain't Got That Swing"
Very good. Slick tenor.

3rd song, an original
"Anger Management"

21:20 - Trey Timmons
Covers Bruce Springsteen acapella?
"I'm On Fire"
He's feisty, might be a friend of Larry? This is bad when done acapella.

B.B. King cover, also acapella.
"Standing On The Edge Of Love"
What a jerk. Probably a sloppy alcoholic. I'm not posting his performance here. Not a friend of anybody.

21:30 - Salathiel Saldana
"Rainbows"

"Song 029"
Violates the cardinal rule of songwriting; nothing rhymes, and it doesn't break that rule to gain another pleasing benefit.

21:40 - Generations
Liam Parke on guitar & Kevin Bradford on bass guitar are GENERATIONS when they play together. Both are in Irish pub band Repent At Leisure, which has additional musicians.
Everly Brothers cover
"Let It Be Me"
Liam is singing with a lot less vibrato than usual, it sends a lot better.

"My One Only One"

(21:43 actual) - Paul Edgar
"Song 032"

21:50 - STAN
"SONG 033"

22:00 - Cortez Garza NO SHOW
(21:52 actual) - REDSTRIPE
"___ Of The Universe"
Written in the 9th or 10th grade. Mini Sci-Fi story

"Rubber Tree Ant"

"Poem 036"

2016-06-20

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-06-20

19:30 - Larry Forte
"The Summer Wind"
"Lonesome Trail"

19:34 - Oliver Jordan
Oliver is probably a basketball fan.
"Your Fallback"
He's kinda like a John Mayer.

Went to Berkeley School Of Music, but he'd rather not go back.
"My Sweet ___"
Oliver Jordan has some excellent guitar skills. Modern easy-listening-pop-rock. Comfortable.
Playing Live Wire at 20:30 on Wednesday 2016-06-22 for 1/2 Hour for a contest.
Here's his Facebook page:


19:40 (19:49 actual) - Miles Kilpatrick
Miles Kilpatrick certainly has a new wave haircut!
"Song 05"

Cover The Talking Heads'
"Psycho Killer"

19:50 (19:55 actual) - Larry Clinton
He's using a dreadnought tonite
Cover from another band, I think he said they're from New Zeland?
"All You Want"
Hey, Larry Clinton sounds better tonite with this dreadnought than I've heard him before.

Cover of The Rolling Stones'
"Wild Horses"

20:00 (20:07 actual) - Connor & Karlie D
Tori Kelly cover
"I Was Made for Loving You"

Karlie D's song
"Bliss"

20:10 (20:15 actual) - Tyler Key
"Wild Azelias"
A nice song, but the twang & echo is so thick

Says is band is called something like Falco Brown.
This song is about (the hospital?) in his hometown, Carrolton, GA
"Song 12"

20:20 - Sean VanMeter
On a Roland FP-80.
"Hard To Hate"
Sean has a sparkling rhinestone horseshoe-shaped belt buckle.

Elton John cover
"Levon"
There's nothing "wrong" with it, be he shouts a whoop toward the end of the song that is out of step with with how the crowd feels, and how he's played the previous rest of the song.

20:30 (20:38 actual) - CK Kelso
Band is "Kelso & The Cometers", releasing an EP soon.
"Fanatic"
The hook is not apparent. The guitar far louder than his voice. Can't really hear the lyrics.

"Hold On To Me"
The song is not very strong. The hook & chorus are weak, not very compelling. Content is generic, forgettable, doesn't tell a story.

20:40 - Ryan Mahon
A song about Harpo Marx.
"Song 17"

"Song 18"

20:50 (20:57) - Rick Bedell
With William Freeman Leveritte & Ryan Mahon
"Song 19"
Trying to wind it down was funny. Rick almost had it wound up, but Ryan played faster. Had to take a 2nd shot to end the song.

"Flute Improvisation 20"

21:00 - Victoria & Bradley
Jason turned up the guitar a lot.
"Song 21"
Somehow they cold started this song in synchronization, without any noticeable timing lead-in. It has an interesting ping-pong part of the song. But their reading the music off a stand. It's pretty repetitive & long though.

Cover Fleetwood Mac's
"Go Your Own Way"
This is MUCH better than the first song. It'd be pretty great with backup singers during the first half.

21:10 - Salathiel Saldana
Musta been hiding out inside the green room.
"Rainbows"

"That Old Smile"
A very droning song.

21:20 - Nick Bradfield
Nick-o, Mystic Space Cowboy
He's plugging in some kind of effects pedal board that has a lot of lights on it.
"Song 25"
I guess the board is a looper. Got my sound protection earmuffs on, it so loud. Oh, it's some kind of sequencer with many illuminated buttons.
He's playing the farmer's market on Wednesday 17:00 -19:00.

21:30 - Swain Sumner
"Song 26"

"Song 27"

21:40 - David Robert King
4th fret capo.
"Song 28"

He's from Idaho. This is a song related to Idaho.
"Song 29"
This song is just one big verse. No chorus, no hooks. It doesn't even seem to have rhymes either.
5th fret capo.

21:50 - William Freeman
He's using Larry Forte's guitar.
"Song 30"

22:00 - Joe Smith
"Lonely Arizona Blues"

"Open Mic Nite"
2nd fret capo.

2016-06-06

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-06-06

19:20 - Larry Forte
"Song 001"

19:30 - William Freeman Leveritte
"Song 001"
"Song 002"

19:40 - Oliver Jordan
"Song 001"
"Song 002"

19:56 - Cindy Baker
"Song 001"
"Song 002"

20:00 - Conner & Karlie D
"Mysterious Man"
Awesome, of course! A sure hit.

"Next To Me"

20:10 - Jay Margolis
"Song 001"

4th fret capo on his 2nd song
"Song 002"

20:20 - Dwayne Fitzgerald
"Song 001"
Sounds like George Jones, only a little lower in pitch, I think, with a hint of Bob Seeger.

He wrote this one in 1988 or 1989.
"Song 002"

20:30 - Phillip Brooke
"Clean By The Morning"

"Song 002"
Capo 1

20:40 - Julianna Money
"Song 001"
This is nice, but she needs practice on this number.

"Song 002"
Capo 3

20:50 - Swain Sumner
Swain's guitar needs strings, so he's borrowing a guitar.
Freshman. An original he wrote 2 weeks ago.
"Song 001"

A Steve Earl cover
"Song 002"

21:00 (20:52 actual) - John Mantarella
Just went on a double-date tonite
"Song 001"

21:10 - RUMSFELD
"SONG 001"

21:20 - Adam Wayton NO SHOW
(21:10 actual) - Andrew Moorehead
"Song 001"

21:30 (20:13 actual) - Meagan Moye
"Song 001"
"Song 002"

(21:21 actual) - Adam Wayton
A The Fugees cover
"Song 001"
oooo, not a good song. Very bad choice.

"Song 002"

(21:30 actual) - Liam Parke
"The Rare Old Time"

"Song 002"

21:40 - Generations


21:50 (21:43 actual) - Jason Taylor
"Everything"
This song is really long.

An Alice In Chains cover
"Rooster"

22:00 (21:54 actual) - Mike Brandt
"Song 001"
I think this is "Life On Mars", a David Bowie tune? I'll look it up later. He pretty good at it.

He says something we can't hear.
Jimi Hendrix cover
"Hey, Joe"

Mike Brandt was definitely worth waiting to the end of the nite to see.

2016-05-23

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-05-23


19:20 - Larry Forte
"Song 001"
"Lonesome Trail"

19:30 - Devin Dennis NO SHOW
(19:36 actual) - REDSTRIPE
"Beowulf"
"Zoo"

19:40 - AvaNu NO SHOW
(19:45 actual) - Andrew Lindon
"Everything Is Gonna Be Alright"
"Song 006"
Andrew says he wrote it today. He seems open. I quiz him on his practice schedule. He says he comes home, plays for 1/2 an hour, then goes to bed. He says he's got 2 verses. I tell him to write a chorus, practice 2 weeks morning & nite, then play it at Open Mic Nite.

19:50 - Layne Denton NO SHOW
(19:53 actual) - Carly King
"Make My Romance"

I'm not sure, but I think she started a 2nd song without stopping. Nope, the 2nd half of that song sounds completely different than the 1st part.

"Summertime"

REDSTRIPE & I meet Leia. She is here to meet 2 friends. She's got black lipstick & a rebel alliance patch on her backpack.

Liam Parke is here already. Usually I don't see him until later.

20:00 - Peter Imjai
His own song
"Michigan"
"Song 010"

20:10 - Connor Gruver
"Song 011"
"Song 012"

20:20 - Paco Marquez
"Song 013"
"Welcome Back"

20:30 - Michelle Correll
"Fever"
"Song 015"
This is the best singing she's done on this song so far.

20:40 (20:45 actual) - Julie Holmes
"Song 016"
"Song 017"
Perfectly lovely

20:50 - Julianna Money
Julie Holmes is singing with her.
"No Goodbyes"

With a dropped D tuning.
A song about when you're afraid of falling in love with someone, but it's happening, and you don't know what to do.
"Song 019"

21:00 - Mitchell Powers
Julian Lodge cover
"Day And Age"

Tears For Fears cover
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Damn! Shit Hot, Mitchell!

21:10 - Salathiel Saldana
He says "this song is called", and apparently doesn't say what the title is. Is doesn't help that REDSTRIPE is yammering loudly at his religionist preacher right over my head. Hope he's unitarian.
"Song 022"
3rd fret capo.
This song is isn't very good. No verse structure, no chorus, no hook, boring music. There are no "wrong notes", but there isn't any melody either.

He gives the name of this song so quietly it's like he didn't say anything at all.
"Song 023"
This song has the same problems as his 1st one.
You're over time. Please stop. I want to hear Jay.

21:20 - Jay Margolis
3rd fret capo.
Bob Dylan cover
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"

"Song 025"

21:30 - Paul Edgar
A cover
It's funny
"Song 026"

Dating is bullshit.
"Black Heart"

21:40 - Rachel House
"Mortar And Pestle"
"Alone No Longer"

21:50 - Liam Parke
"Loving You, Loving Me"
"Song 031"
Liam's singing a little better tonite than usual.

Playing Wednesday at The Foundry, "The Best Of Unknown Athens" 19:00-22:00

22:00 - Cortez Garza
2nd fret capo. Cortez hasn't clearly separated his demanding sound check from the beginning of his song.
"I Finally Found You"

"Song 033"

2016-05-16

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-05-16

RUMSFELD is hosting tonite!

19:20 - RUMSFELD
"SONG 001"
"SONG 002"
He doesn't name his songs.

19:30 - Michelle Correll
"Song 003 - Take 01"
Jason stops this for some audio adjustments.
"Song 003 - Take 02"
This time it is much louder. She's getting better. Strumming isn't as plunky as it used to be. Her voice isn't as deflated as it used to be. I think she's even smiling more.

"Song 004"

19:40 - Mitchell Powers
Cover of John (Moray?)
"03:59 AM"
2nd fret capo. His fingerpicking while singing is impressive. Must be hard. I must try it.

"Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore"
4th fret capo.

19:50 - Andrew Linden
He charges onto stage.
"Song 007"

A song about a black widow
"Song 008"
Goes down into the audience during this song & keeps playing.
Nice finish. Definitively wraps-up the song.

Jay Margolis just walked in.

20:00 - Matt Linden
"Makes You Wanna Hit Somebody"
"Song 009"

20:10 - Jimmy Taylor
Half of Hello Kitty Kat
"Rama-Lama"

"Song 011"

20:20 - Amy Wilson
I met Amy in the green room. She's nice. It's her 1st time at any open mic. She told Jason that her sister can sing, that she's the real musician. So while I practice, I can't her play
"Song 012"
"Song 013"

20:30 - Captain Ace Frahm
"When Doves Cry"
"Alphabet Street"

20:40 - Connor Gruver NO SHOW

20:50 (20:26 Actual) - Jay Margolis
"That's No Lady, That's My Wife"

Johnny Cash cover
"Folsom Prison Blues"
2nd fret capo.

21:00 - Sydney Baker
An original.
"Song 018"

A song written for her best friend.
"Song 019"

(20:39 actual) - Connor Gruver
"Song 020"
"Song 021"

21:10 - Patrick Yoe NO SHOW

21:20 (20:50 actual) - Dan Philyaw
"Song 022"
2nd fret capo.

Cover of Jake (Butter?)
"Broken"

(20:56 actual) - RUMSFELD
"Song 023"

"Song 024"
5th fret capo

(21:04 actual) - REDSTRIPE
"Happening"
"Poem 026"
"Princess"

21:30 (21:16 actual) - Liam Parke
"Song 028"
"Song 029"
"Song 030"
"Song 031"

(20:30 actual) - Ace & Jay
Cover
Knockin' On Heavin's Door"


21:40 - Haley Hamblen

21:50 -

22:00 -

2016-05-09

Hendershot's Open Mic Nite 2016-05-09


19:20 - Larry Forte
"Moon River"

Cover of Tom Waits'
"Green Grass"
Sounds like there was one audio problem with a cable or mic

19:30 - Ryan Mahon
Playing Bach
"Song 003"
He's too drunk for Bach.

Switching to The Velvet Underground.
"I'm Waiting For The Man"

He's using a capo on the 1st fret to cover Matt Linden! You know, the guy who plays keyboard & is Andrew's dad.
"Hired Gun"
Very nice, good job Ryan! Very complimentary to Matt, I think he would like it.

19:40 - Mark Katzman
"Soundscape 006"

I ran into Mike Lindsey during Mark's set! He's here to grab his friend Jacob. He's moved closer, on Finley! Jacob lives just behind the law office on Hancock where FOUR Athens is. Jacob's gonna try to get on the open mic for comedy tonite at GO Bar, which is on the corner, like 4 doors East of here. I'm totally gonna pop over there.

19:50 - Tim Menzel NO SHOW

Standby = Hello Kitty Kat
Jimmy.
"Shut Your Mouth"

"Knock Me Out"

On my way to work, I saw him smoking on a porch, twice. So I guess I know where he lives.

20:00 - Paco Marquez
"Rap 009"
ooo, he's pretty good! I this might be titled Welcome Back.

20:10 - Connor Gruver
"Song 010"

"Song 011"
This is good one! He's good at it. It gets better as the song progresses, so stick it out through the first part.

20:20 - Layne Denton
"Song 012"
2nd fret capo.

It looks like Layne has 2 capos, he's not using the other one right now. I imagine I could play a song with 2 capos at different frets, covering different strings. And that makes me think I could edit a capo to cover different strings, and leave the others open.

"Song 013"
Layne is a capable performer. Something popped in the audio system. I can't tell what is doing that. The cable to his acoustic seemed to have some strain relief, so I don't think that jack was the cause.

20:30 - Johnny Rowland NO SHOW

(20:35 actual) - 2/3 of Blackwater Deep
The bass player is elsewhere.

Mark Katzman is having an animated quiet talk with Shania Hall, next to me on the other couch. She has a lovely sparkling hairband on.

Blackwater Deep plays Calendonia Lounge on Thursday with Micheal Lesowski.

"Just Like The Rain"
Hell Yeah!

Covers Merle Haggard
"Mama Tried"
Very good!

20:40 (20:50 actual) - Emma And Nicole
Covers Radiohead
"Creep"

"Song 017"

20:50 (21:00 actual) - Rick Bedell
"Flute Improvisation 018"

"Twin-V Flute Improvisation 019"

21:00 (21:10 actual) - Rigoberto Baitista
Cover
"I Walk Alone"
Good.

Original written for a friend
"Tonight"

21:10 - Shania Hall
"In Love With A Stranger"
Her 1st album comes out Friday.

21:20 (20:15 actual) - John Lee
He brought his own friends tonite. And his ukelele.
Cover of Weezer
"Sweater"
Gets better as it goes.

His own original
"Take My Hand"
Pretty good. It'd be swell with an ensemble to go with it.

21:30 - Liam Parke NO SHOW
21:40 (21:32 Actual) - STAN
"SONG 025"

21:50 - Paul Edgar
2nd fret capo. A song about New Year's Eve
"Song 026"
Great lyrics.

The 1 happy song he wrote. 3 years ago.
"Song 027"
The lyrics might be happy, but the music says "distraught".

22:00 - Chase White NO SHOW
(21:47 actual) - Ethan
"Song 028"
Good, sad angsty sound. And that's on Larry Forte's guitar. I didn't expect him to be a player, much less sound like that.

"Song 029"