Open Mic, November 13, 2014
“Record cold temperatures didn’t hinder our weekly performing art show,” said the show’s host, Ron Hackett. About 20 people braved the weather to participate and listen to the 7 acts that performed. Several of our regular performers, including Ron’s co-host Taylor Hoch, were not able to attend because of illness, but they will be back next week.
Ron Hackett opened the show with a couple of jazz guitar solos backed by percussionist Ron Adcock. Next up was newcomer Marilyn Harris, a singer/songwriter from Tullahoma. Then singer and guitarist Robert Foster from Hazel Green took the stage to play 3 cover songs. Singer/guitarist Gary Tipper and singer/songwriter Rose Pyatt followed Robert to the stage.
Jazz trio A-Drew-Ron-Ron played a set of three jazz standards, including the weekly jazz jam tune. This week’s jam tune was Blue Bossa, an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham in 1963. The members of the trio include jazz guitarists Drew Tucker and Ron Hackett, and drummer Ron Adcock. Anyone who can improvise is invited to participate in the jazz jam.
Singer/guitarist Kameron Jones closed out the first round and then kicked off an encore round where each performer got to play two additional songs. After the encore round, host Ron Hackett returned to the stage, with a little help from Ron Adcock, to close out the evening with some Jimmy Buffet cover songs.
Before closing the show, Ron invited everyone to join the new Fayetteville-Lincoln County Performing Arts group on Facebook. “We started this group to keep folks informed about our shows and future plans.” Ron and Taylor are planning to do a larger show once a month in the Art Center’s main gallery beginning in January. The group is open to everyone interested in performing arts, not just performers.
Photos courtesy of Ron Hackett
Marilyn Harris from Tullahoma
Robert Foster from Hazel Green
Gary Tipper with Ron Adcock
Rose Pyatt with Ron Adcock
Kameron Jones begins the encore round
Marilyn Harris encore with Ron Adcock
Robert Foster encore
Gary Tipper encore with Ron Adcock
Gary and Ron with the audience