Open Mic, October 16, 2014
At last Thursday night’s open mic at the Arts Center in Fayetteville, it was decided that the open mic on Thursday Oct. 30 will be a special Halloween themed edition! Performers and audience are encouraged to come in costume. There will be some special Halloween treats available, and hosts Ron Hackett and Taylor Hoch encouraged all performers to think of Halloween related material to perform. “If you have a ghost story you’d like to tell, or an appropriately themed poem or song you would like to recite or sing that would be great!” said Taylor Hoch. More details about the Halloween show will be decided at next week’s open mic, so all guests and performers are encouraged to bring their ideas for making the following weeks show an especially eerie event.
Last Thursday’s show had a smaller turn-out than usual, but the smaller group meant that each artist had an opportunity to play more than the usual 15-minute set. The longer sets gave each performer a chance to really showcase their music and the audience really enjoyed getting the opportunity to hear a wider range of material from each artist.
Ron opened the show reprising Francisco Tárraga’s Lagrima on nylon strings. He closed the last show with Lagrima played on a steal string electric guitar. When Ron finished his set, Drew Tucker joined Ron to play a couple of Antônio Jobim songs in a jazz duet on nylon strings. Drummer Ron Adcock joined Drew and Ron Hackett.
Switching to an electric guitar, Ron Hackett and Ron Adcock backed jazz guitarist Don Moriaty for a set. They played a tune called Angel Eyes that had been requested by a patron when the show was done at the Karma Bakeria.
The jazz jam for the evening was based on Jobim’s hit song, The Girl from Ipanema. Ron Hackett, Drew Tucker, Don Moriarty, and Ron Adcock participated in the open jam session.
Singer/Songwriter Greg Mitchell took the stage to play three of his original songs. Kameron Jones played a long set of his original compositions, and some requests from the audience as well. Taylor Hoch closed out the show with Jay Jernigan on lead guitar and background vocals. They played a set of her original compositions including the song “It Must Be Love” which will be released worldwide as a single at the end of this month.
Photos courtesy of Ron Hackett
Host Talyor Hoch and guitarist Jay Jernigan play an original tune by Taylor
Kameron Jones plays an original composition