Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Movement is good, proves we're alive and brings new learning. The last edition of open mike at Brooks and Browns occurred on July 12, 2011. There was the usual mix of regulars and new faces, and the event was outside on the patio, until the weather threatened. The light went weird, before the sky began to grumble and flash. It was a suitable ending for the run at Brooks and Browns. The next week, Louis and Teri were  scheduled in the same Tuesday 7-10pm slot at the Lucky Strike Casino.

 Louis Bond

Teri Llovet

Brooks and Browns had been home to this open mike crew for about two years. There was always back-up waiting for any performer desiring assistance in the form of guitar and bass players, drummers, and occasionally dobro, saxaphone and other instruments. Bands formed and reformed among the instruments and mike stands in the Holiday Inn's bar. 

Now, the locale has changed, and many of the regulars have already relocated.

 Ciara @Brooks & Browns, June 28, 2011

 UFOkies @B&B, June 28, 2011

 Sister Fix with Roger on the drums and Sue guesting on fiddle @B&B July 5, 2011

 Ciara invites Kristin, her old Slowly but Shirley partner, onstage at the Lucky Strike, July 19, 2011.

 Suddenly, there are photographers coming out of the woodwork, as a group of RMSP students break out their gear. They are shooting everything from every angle.

 Sister Fix @Lucky Strike, July 19, 2011

 Big Sexy and the Meanfingers @Lucky Strike, July 19, 2011

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