19:33 - Joanna Morgan Cover of Copeland, "No One Really Wins". Strong performer. Well practiced, no doubt that she knows the words by heart, and plays well. Knows her barre chords. Her bracelet has a dangling charm on it that matches her earrings and catches the light as she plays. 2nd song is an untitled original. I would call it "Now I'm Broken".
Rumsfeld just walked in wearing a T-shirt with a bicycle graphic on it! I'm wearing my new "BIKE ATHENS" T-shirt right now too.
19:43 - Eric Campbell? Avery & Taylor 1st song original "Stitch". Weak start. He's playing well, but his speaking is without conviction. He's very nasally sounding, perhaps without intention. Not bad, but they need more practice. The duet part could be nice if they did. 2nd song is a cover. I haven't heard it before. Perfectly good. The song doesn't feature a hook, however.
19:51 - Matt Linden He's wearing a Motorhead T-shirt. A song inspired by Raymond Carver. "Talk About Love". This time his volume is lower & under control, less shout-y. This is better, if he goes a notch or 2 more, it'll be just right. 2nd song is a bit funny. "It Makes Me Mad" Crowd appreciates the humor.
20:02 - Lee Averly Maxwelll Baker Poetry. I did not know this guy was a man of words. I've seen him in the audience a few times.
A guy named Alexander is getting the lowdown on Open Mic Nite from Larry just now. He's got a tattoo of a crescent moon on his left elbow, and another with a 4-leaf clover inside a horseshoe.
20:06 - Rex Hussmann He's got a folding table, and hi-hat cymbal of a drum set. What's happening?
This instrument is called a Jyil.
20:20 - Jason Rumsfeld "Electric Love" He's using a traditional music stand to hold his electronics box, no guitar this time.
On Periscope, at Rumsfeld
20:28 - Logan Hobus He's one half of The Indigo Boys, the one with the long hair. Covering "Creep", a nice choice.
His voice is an excellent match for this song. Perfect delivery. Glad I'm recording this!
20:36 - Dimitrius Sicililianus He's got a T-shirt with a cute mean almost-Pac-Man-like ghost over crossed bones. He's a good performer, and he's totally into it, but the song has no real hook. The composition is beneath him. 2nd song, he plays guitar well. I could imagine him in The Bare Naked Ladies, or Blues Traveler. This 2nd song doesn't have good structure, if it has a chorus, I can't tell, and if the verses are distinct, I can't tell. It sounds like one long verse. It's not wrong, but there's nothing right with it either. He could use an A&R guy to direct his songwriting or pick his covers.
20:47 - Rick Bedell. Rain just started again outside. This should be a good match for Rick's flute.
2nd song, the rain gets heavy, and Rick says "See, it does work!" The crowd likes this.
20:58 - Aurora Bunton 1st song, she wrote 1 week ago or so. Using the sheet music, she lost her place. 2nd song is one of the first she ever wrote. She has played before at Hendershot's first location in Normaltown. Nothing wrong with this 2nd song, but it is forgettable. A crowd is here, and screaming out of proportion to lend support.
21:04 - Peter MJ "Burned Away" An OK yet forgettable composition. Guitar is too loud for his voice on the 2nd song. He's having trouble with losing his place, he's playing from the sheet music. Too bad, I've seen him do better before.
21:13 - Paco Trevino I have such high hopes! Don't let me down! His friend Amy is with him. 1st song original. A pirate-style song! The composition is good, but the pitch is off. Um, it is still entertaining. I guess Paco is like a Bob Dillon, great writing, trouble performing. He should shop around his songs to other acts. This really is a good song, He's trying so hard. I so want him to do well. Amy takes the lead on the 2nd song, a cover of Pink's "Give Me A Reason". Maybe some work with a vocal coach could rehabilitate Paco's pitch, and that would create serious value. Despite the pitch problems, both the crowd & I like it. I can't get that song on the radio in that condition, though.
21:23 - Mark Katzman Strumming chords.
21:31 - STAN Uh oh. He stuck the mic right in front of the amp. I got up to turn down the recorder's input volume. It sounds like he's playing the same thing he played last week, but this time with the audio setup Patrick suggested. Matt Linden REALLY likes this. Of course he would.
21:39 - ChanceMcConnell It is his first time here. "Daybreak", written for his son. He introduces while playing, and goes right into the song. It starts with some harmonics.
21:48 - Alexander Korponay Poetry. Nice, he aludes to My Little Pony to introduce himself. A Navy nuclear mechanic, once upon a time. Wrote 505th poem recently. Learning to play guitar.
21:53 - Sally Cruz Just flew in from Austrailia