If you are stopping by my blog for the first time, thanks for reading this. I have been doing some traveling for the last few years on and off. I started writing down my thoughts and posting to FB. I finally decided to start this blog to have a place to post songs and my recent quest for the open mic night. It's been a few months since I started visiting open mic nights in Colorado. My goal is to hit open mic nights out of Colorado and around the world. Here are the 10 places I've been to so far: Rock N Soul in Boulder, Connor O'Neil's in Boulder, Oskar Blues in Lyons, Avogadro's Number in Fort Collins, The Waterloo Icehouse in Lousiville, KRFC FM in Fort Collins, The D Note in Arvada, The Mayor Of Old Town in Fort Collins, Lucky Joe's in Fort Collins, and The Drake Park in Fort Collins. I included KRFC because they do a live show once a week featuring a local guy spinning tunes on the radio. I did the first one, sort of a DJ open mic. It's been lots of fun and I will keep after it! Last night I decided to drive to Nederland Colorado for the open mic night at the Pioneer Inn. Nederland is up in the mountains above Boulder. There are plenty of interesting events held in this little town including this weekend's Frozen Dead Guy Days. Not to be missed for sure.
It's a bit of a drive from here but that is going to happen. I'll have to drive further and further from Fort Collins to find open mic nights to check off the list. Sign up is listed as 7:30 pm. I wonder if maybe in Nederland everything is just a little more laid back than other places along the Colorado Piedmont. As I was the only performer there, there was no signup and the very capable host Maus started around 8:30. I enjoyed his songs and did a few songs after his. Maus (pronounced Mouse) is a big guy. I wanted to get a picture standing next to him but it didn't happen. His choice of songs, guitar playing and singing was all cool. This open mic night is the most simplistic I have attended so far.
A chair, a mic and an amp on the floor in the dinning room. What more does it take? I enjoyed my time at the Pioneer and drove back to Fort Collins. I'll get back after it tonight. I'm spending my days working on new songs and playing guitar. Maybe I'll try out a few new songs at what ever open mic I land at tonight. Thanks for reading.