06/04/10 Gig Report– Open Mic Fridays at Cork & Olive Lake Mary

Old friends and new friends made it another great Open Mic Friday at Lake Mary Cork & Olive!

Jackie, from Hollywood Houndz and many of her clients joined us for Paws & Wine, held the first Friday of the month. They were a great audience, tossing out lots of requests and joining in with singing, as wells as playing the tambourine and cabasa! You guys don’t have to wait for the 1st Friday, come back anytime!

My good friends Marlon and DI showed up, along with their friend Trisha. Marlon joined me on harp for several songs, then Di came up and we sang Happy Birthday to Trisha. I recently wrote two original Birthday songs, one to Proud Mary and the other to Sweet Home Alabama. Trisha chose the latter. Di followed with her set, singing Love Me Like A Man, Stormy Monday and As Tears Go By. Good times!

Mike Borek returned, after some hand surgery (OUCH!) and delivered his usual strong set, including an extended instrumental improvisation.

Peter Murphy took the stage and effortlessly performed several well selected songs. He’ll be away for a few weeks and we’ll miss him. But don’t worry folks, Peter will return!

A few new listeners arrived and John Cunningham did another great job entertaining us with several Jimmy Buffet songs and closing with CCR’s Lodi. I forgot all about that song and I’m so glad you brought it back, John!

I did a few requests from our new listeners and closed out the night. It was a little quieter than usual, with a few of our regulars out of town, but we always have a great time. After all, we have to keep things going and be here when they return.

Thanks, as always, to Antoney for having us here and to Stephanie and Amy for taking such good care of us and making us feel right at home!

Check out our short video Open Mic Fridays with Steve Falter

Taking you back to a simpler time… with music,

Steve

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