05/21/10 Weekend Gig Report – Open Mic Fridays at Cork & Olive Lake Mary

Another wonderful night with new, and returning, musicians and new, and returning, friends. Each week we meet new people and they all have the same reaction, “This is great!”. Thanks, everyone, we try.

First up was Casey, a first-timer who heard about us from his friend Carly Jo and some of our friends at another Open Mic. Casey did a fine job and I hope we’ll see him again. His parents and friends seemed like a fine group of folks and they all hung around to hear some of our other talented musicians.

John Cunningham delivered a great set, as usual. I’m always amazed at some of the tunes he pulls out, and he always has a great intro, especially for the older tunes! John & Steve Martino delivered a terrific set with their signature sound that we all love. John did a solo number to finish the set accompanied by….. himself on Kazoo. Yeah, Kazoo! Very cool…

Another first-timer was Kristi Hernanadez, a terrific vocalist. Kristi called me earlier in the week and said she would come to check it out. I told that was fine, but be prepared, you’ll want to get up and sing. Guess what? She did. I accompanied her on Love Will Keep Us Alive, by The Eagles. Let me tell you, we’re in for a treat when Kristi brings her familiar material.

Sharon Lowe and her husband arrived and she gave me an early birthday present. Sharon brought her flute and accompanied me on Can’t You See. The last we did that was on my birthday in ’08. After that, Sharon finished off the night with a few originals (I love her song, Guitar Girl) and covers.

BTW, my best friend, Scott came in with his son, Luke and had a great time. We also had several new couples hanging out, enjoying the music, wine and hospitality.

I’m working on a few treats, with some special guests. Something different each week that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself.

In the meantime, check out this week’s slideshow and then Click Here to see a short video with our musicians, guests and staff giving you a living tour of Open Mic Fridays.

Taking you back to a simpler time… with music,

Steve

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