LOMA (Lincoln Open Mike Acoustic) is monthly, on the 2nd Monday (3rd if holiday, closed Jul & Aug), 7 - 10 pm. Players sign-up there or pre-register at email@example.com
Location: Lincoln Library's Tarbell room, 3 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA (near 5-corner intersection with Trapelo Rd). Admission is FREE.
Sept 27, 2014 (Sat.) Winchester –Farmers Market
Join the fun at this Farmers Market from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. I’ll be swapping sets with Liz Buchanan & Gordon MacFarland from 12:00 till 1:30 pm. The Market celebrates Ability Awareness Day. Admission FREE. winchesterfarmersmarket/Facebook
Location: Town Common, bordering Laraway Rd, Church St. and Waterfield Rd., Winchester, MA
Oct 16, 2014 (Thurs.) Melrose, MA – Sally Frank's Farmers' Market
I’ll play a 2-hour set (4-6 pm) at this colorful, local market:. Market booths and events run from 1-7 pm –come shop and hang out!
Location: Bowden Park at W. Emerson & Cedar Park in Melrose, MA, melrosefarmersmarket.orgIt’s next to the Cedar Park train station (For GPS, use 163 W. Emerson St., Melrose, MA)
Oct 20, 2014 (Mon.) Lincoln, MA - LOMA
I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm. The Wednesdays (Meg Smallidge & Jeff Harris) feature:: facebook/wednesdaysmusic.
Nov 10, 2014 (Mon.) Lincoln, MA - LOMA
I’ll host the LOMA Open Mike, 7 to 10 pm. The Rafters (Dave Fitzgibbons & Miki Bryan) feature: theraftersband
Nov 18, 2014 (Tues.) Littleton, MA – Acton Jazz Cafe
I’ll split the feature at Ellen Schmidt’s open mike at the new Acton Jazz Cafe, ellenschmidt.com, which begins at 7:00 pm. My feature starts around 8:30 pm. Admission is $5. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to play at the OM
Location: TBA, actonjazzcafe.com
Dec 5, 2014 (Fri.) Arlington, MA – Kickstand Cafe
Around 7:30 pm, I’ll perform a feature) at the Jam’n Java Open Mic jamn-java-open-mic.org hosted by Mark Sandman. To play, sign up is from 6 to 6:30 pm.. FREE
Location: . Kickstand Cafe, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (in Arlington Center), phone 781-583-6110.
The LOMA open mike was video recorded in January and the first half including my opener can be accessed via the link, vimeo.com/34846034 . The second half, starting with the wonderful feature by Fiske & Herrera, is accessible via vimeo.com/34850959
Two other of my recent songs (“Geneva Waltz” and “Forgiveness”) are accessible via the URL vimeo.com/37068194, at around minute 40. That’s Kenny Selcer on guitar and Brent Clark on bass backing me.
Hurray, Yellow Rubber Ducks on YouTube, now exceeds 20,000 views. Jetman, with around 8,000 views, is a homage to Yves Rossy, who flew across the English Channel and more recently over the Grand Canyon using a jet-pack.
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