Hello reader! Today, I bring you news of a new endeavor that I am out of this world excited about:
a live stream…
OPEN MIC NIGHT
ON SATURDAY APRIL 18TH 8:30-10:30PM EST
You are invited to be a part of history 🙂
OMs (open mics) have been a fundamental part of my existence in this world for the last 5-6 years. OMs have introduced me to lifelong friends. OMs build community. OMs are proving grounds. OMs are nourishment. OMs are:
One thing that is often missing from OMs, unfortunately, is a non-musician based audience. If you would say you fit that description, allow me the chance to persuade you to attend electronically the first of many on the 18th!!!
One of the biggest stigmas against OMs is lack of skill and/or talent. People will pay good money to see live music, and though open mics are by and large FREE to attend, they rarely turn out large audiences. The reality is, in terms of musical excellence OMs often come with variety, and you know what, variety may be one of the best words to describe OMs. You don’t know what you’re going to see and hear next! My musical diet for years revolved around OMs and most of my favorite performances are ones that happened at OMs. Skill and inspiration will make their appearances in a variety of aptitudes, and if you’re looking, you’ll find the magical spark in everyone.
Yesterday, I saw a video of a woman belting out some gritty vocals and strumming her guitar on the front porch area of her 2nd floor apartment with amplification. Typically, that would be considered disruptive and would be breaking noise ordinances, but it was loved by her neighbors because it provided a kind of human connection that people need and crave right now.
I hope this live stream OPEN MIC NIGHT will be able to provide that to folks around the country and the world who tune in to the stream. Beyond that, I hope this will be a step toward establishing the OM as a mainstream form of entertainment. Not only can OMs be highly entertaining, they also build community. In fact, they ARE community.
♫ come together ♫
A live stream OM can connect musicians to other musicians all around the country and introduce listeners to the incredible amount of skill and variety that is bubbling up everywhere.
Benjamin Tew of Sparky and The Ancient Mariner passed away this year. Sparky and The Ancient Mariner was a duo made up of Tracey O’Connell and Benjamin Tew, based in SoCal. Sparky and The Ancient Mariner were a polished and skilled act with a well etched out sound and great well developed songs to boot. It is a shame in the truest sense and I am saddened that their live performances were not able to be experienced by more folks. I hope this event can grow and help to connect more listeners to the resilient musical underground. Here’s to a revolution in the way we discover music.
American Idol and The Voice are exquisite bombastic carefully crafted powerful production, but I think they give to the few at the expense of the many. They are fueled by the views generated by the hope that one day something like that could happen to me! How many more stars do we need? How many more people do we need to launch into the stratosphere of society? Don’t we have it good enough already? If people stopped clamoring to get more, do you think we could all relax and enjoy our time here together?
So as you’re starting to understand, OPEN MIC NIGHT can SAVE THE WORLD!
Ok maybe not, but I do hope it will encourage more people to check into the lives of real people around them over the illustrious fantasies conjured by matadors!
I am working hard on structure and format as well as methods for presentation so that the experience is clean, professional, and efficient!
This will help make the experience fun and enjoyable for everyone!!
SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW
SATURDAY APRIL 18TH 8:30-10:30PM EST
ALREADY HAVE A FULL LIST OF PERFORMERS, BUT IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WANTS TO PLAY, THERE WILL BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE STREAM
CLICK EITHER OF THE ABOVE LINKS TO GO TO THE VIRTUAL VENUE ON YOUR PREFERRED PLATFORM
Thank you, and remember..
BE THERE OR BE
Who gets that one?
Stay safe and thanks for reading!
NOAH GROVE MUSIC
Saturday April 18th 8:30-10:30PM EST
ON YOUR CALENDAR