I was there 3-19-2008 I Probably would have been better off on acoustic night but it was ok i was accepted by the crowd any way.I went on after a headbanger band .Sound man had problems with a speaker buzzing and balancing vocals with the guitar.They liked original material.
- reply to this commentArthur J Baker (6/2008)
Joe's Grotto Monday Night Open mic was a great time. I'm travelling from Los Angeles, and found Joe's Grotto through this web site which I think is an awesome service for those like me who travel alot.
Patrick was a great host, and the players and audience were all very supportive and friendly. I got there at 9pm and stayed until 1:45am. Two songs or ten minutes is the usual set, but since the signups were a bit lite early in the night, those that were there played three songs. Around 10:30pm a bunch more players showed up and the set went back to two songs. Really good big club sound system here. Patrick offered up his acoustic guitar to those wanting to play on the house guitar, which I did.
The donation based RECORDING SERVICE is a great plus here. They record into a LAP TOP, one channel vocals and one channel guitar, then they mix it and ad verb and bring you a CD MIX the following week. I'm really looking forward to hearing the CD of my performance next week.
A+++ OPEN MIC! :)
- reply to this commentMark Ludmer (3/2006)
- Open MIC is now hosted by Patrick Shwabb. Who everybody I have personaly talked to over the last few years has said he is doing a fantastic job running the Open MIC. It is allways a great time on mondays at Joe's Grotto! Besides Patrick Joe suplies a 6foot sub sandwitch at 9pm for any body that is there. His way of keeping live music alive. Another cool thing that happens there you can come in play [I would advise getting there at least by 9pm to sign in] and have a digital recording made by Jeff and Roe that will be ready for you on the following monday night.
- reply to this commentRaymond Johnson (9/2005)