The Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage on December 20, 2013 was different. We had a smaller turnout than most months, which is not unusual for our December Club date. After all of the Open stage performers did two songs each, we had our Christmas prize draw and the we had a song circle where everybody got close to the center of the hall and we went around the circle in a random manner a few times with anybody who had a good song to contribute taking turns.
Next month on January 17th we will have a very different program with a concert by the Ever Lovin’ Jug Band who will do two sets for us. We will have a break from the Open Stage in January. This is not a sign of things to come but rather a special celebration of our 20th season of the Black Walnut Club. You can check out the Ever Lovin’ Jug Band and their “Tri-City Stomp Album” at www.everlovinjugband.caOn December 20th the open stage perfromers were: Jack Guest, Dan Hergott, Jakki Annerino, Randy Ouillette, Wayne Cheater, Scott Abrams, and David Maranta.
On Friday, February 15, 2013 Dan Kearney started the program in style with a feature set of 6 original songs to acquaint us with his brand new CD – “Something to Say” http://www.unstoppablefrankiepicasso.com/something-to-say . Check out Dan’s photo on our “Performers Picture” page. It was a fine performance and the rest of the evening kept up the standard. We had one of our better turnouts of listeners and performers including at least two first-time Black Walnut performances.
We’ll be back with our next Acoustic Open Stage On Friday March 15, 2013 at 8 pm. On February 15, 2013 the Open Stage performers were: Wally, Dan Hergott (with Randy), Jakki Annerino (with Wayne), Michael Brisson – NEW (with Wayne), Jack Guest, Randy Ouillette (With Dan), Roger Schmidt followed by a short break and then we heard: Dave Maranta, David Chapman, Cam and Pat, Joshua Peidl – NEW Kim Ellis, and Wayne Cheater (with Dave)