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US and Canadian Open Mikes - by musicians, for musicians

User profile: Gabriel James

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I am a singer/songwriter from Redlands, Ca and have played my music at open mics all over Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire. I worked as a bartender for over 20 years and watched people get up week after week and bare their souls. In 2012 I decided I wanted to showcase my skills...I was terrified! My goal was to try it one time and add it to my bucket list, but something happened that night; I was hooked. I began writing songs and arranging them then I would showcase my new songs and gauge the reaction, timing, and sound in real time, making changes as I saw fit. I now host an open mic in Redlands, Ca at The Royal Falconer Pub of Redlands every-other Thursday night from 9pm to midnight. Sign-ups start at 8:30. Our next one will be held on March 3, 2022 and will continue two weeks after that unless otherwise announced. You can follow me at @listentogabrieljames to see the calendar of the event.