It was third Friday last night, so I was back at Corner Coffee but with a new twist. Our charming hostess, Eli Beth, was feeling a little under the weather, so she asked if I would host. Being my first time hosting an open stage, I was a little nervous, but a good assortment of performers showed up. We ended up having a really good time.Caleb Hawkins
was there and played a good set on guitar, banjo and mandolin (not all at the same time). Daver Sparks was relieved of his duties as barrista long enough to play a short set that included a couple of originals.
Eric Murtough was there in shirt and tie having just come from work. He's a young performer with a real gift, and he improves every time I hear him.
Chris Wolf played a set as only Chris can play 'em. He was there with several copies of his new CD, Better Be Scared. The CD features many of Chris's originals and will be available on cdbaby.com soon.
As the evening wound down, Steve Shaeffer played an amazing set of classic, jazz and rock guitar. The only appropriate word is "awesome."
Thanks to a great group of performers, my first hosting experience was a good one, and thanks for the opportunity, Eli!