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Care to join me?

Open mic tonight at Courtyard Gallery & Studio, from 8 to 11 PM hosted by Jarrett Leone. Sign up starts at 7:30pm. Bring your guitar, your book of poems, your songs, but do not bring your ego.

If you've never been to Courtyard Gallery & Studio, it's located at 9 Walnut Street, beyond former Gypsy Moon (now Scully's), down one flight a stairs and to your right. All things wild and beautiful find their way to the Courtyard Open Mic (which is a collaboration between Courtyard Gallery & Studio and The Traveling Bonfires.

Drinks (coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages) and food (bread, cookies, etc) are available for "little cash donations." What's unique about Courtyard Bonfires Open Mic is that people want to be there -- they are there by choice. Most open mics have a mixed crowd consisting of people who come for the event, people who are in there for dinner (food), people who are there to finish homework/office work or people who are hanging out with friends. Those who do gather for the Courtyard Bonfires Open Mic do so because they understand and appreciate the power of music and words. Who knows, maybe the lovely and talented Ash Devine will grace Courtyard event.

UPDATE:
Ash Devine didn't make it to the open mic tonight, but perennial favorite, Michael Farr, did! I forgot the name of the guy who played mandolin with him, but it was a great set of live music.

When I first moved to Asheville, I stumbled into a used bookstore, The Relaxed Reader, which held an open mic hosted by Michael Farr. I'm sure he doesn't remember me nor my introduction to his music, but there's something about Farr's music that defines and expands what it means to live in Asheville.

There was even a special guest all the way from Minnesota who had the funniest parody about Wal-mart using the children's classic "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

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  1. Blogger Faith | 1:46 PM, February 18, 2006 |  

    I've never been to something like that. I live in a remote area. The closest we get to an open mic night is a local country band playing other people's music.

    If you get a chance, stop by and answer a couple writer/reader questions on my blog. I'm doing a bit of research for something I'm writing.

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