Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It was another fun and music filled night at The First Tee open mic last Thursday.  We had five musicians vying for the Early Bird Special prizes. David Myers won a Burger Dinner,  Steve Orta snagged   $10 Gift Card to Guitar Center, and C-4 Ebrahimi landed a SwirlyGig Drink Holder.  All they had to do is be on the list and ready to play by 8;00.  This week it might be you!

C-4 started of the evening of music

Followed by a rare appearance by Je' Reece

John Kuhn was a first time player at the First Tee.  
We hope he makes it back again.

David Myers followed John

And then another rare appearance
Steve Orta

Josh Wager took the stage next

Followed by John Ward
(got busy and forgot to get a stage picture, 
but this one was pretty good)

Hunter Nelson has become a reliable favorite at the First Tee

This was Chris Monteverde's 2nd time here.
We hope to see him again.

Bruce Ross finished the list but not the show.

David Dempsey was in the house providing percussion 
all night long for any that wanted it.

Aside from these fine musicians we had 7 folks show up to just to listen, not to mention The First Tee's regular crowd.  As I always say this it The Best Thursday Night Acoustic Music Open Mic in West Houston.  Join us won't you?

Monday, April 23, 2012

HEY LOOK!!! A blog post! 

I know it's been quite awhile since I've posted, but as they say, life is what happens when you are busy making plans.  Hopefully things are leveling out a bit and I can start posting more regularly again.

Well the First Tee Open Mic has been back up and running for a couple of months now and we have just about gotten it back to the momentum we had before I took a holiday break.  As always we have excellent music and our listening audience is growing as well.  The Early Bird Special has been effective in getting musicians out to play by eight o'clock which keeps the Happy Hour crowd around to listen for a while.

If you haven't heard about the Early Bird Special here is the deal.  If you are on the list and ready to play before 8:00 your are eligible for the Early Bird Drawing.  Around 9:00 we do the drawing.  Included in the give-away has been Steak Dinners and Hamburger Dinners courtesy of The First Tee,  $10 Guitar Center Gift Cards courtesy of Joe Standefer, and SwirlyGig Drink Holders courtesy of Ms SwirlyGig herself Sid Tincher.  More prizes will be added as they come available.

So aside from good fun, good friends, and good music, you could walk away with a prize just for showing up early to play.  Come on out and join us every Thursday night won't you?

Here was the lineup last Thursday at the First Tee.

David Myers opened the show

Mitch Tiffin followed.
By the way, David and Mitch have both already won FREE steak dinners.

John Renner took the stage next

Followed by Van Buchanan

It was great to see Vivien Micheloni back on the First Tee stage
even if I did neglect to get a picture of her preforming.

Bruce Ross was next up
and got John and Van to join him for a little tribute to the late great Levon Helm.

It's always a pleasure when Buddy and Sherry Allen join us.

Hunter Nelson played some of our open mic favorites.

First timer on the First Tee Stage was Chris Monteverde
although definitely no new comer to preforming.

And bringing up the bottom of the list was our friend Rhew Fletcher

See, this is what I mean when I say we have great music at The First Tee Open Mic.  If you been, I don't need to tell you.  If you haven't, you are missing out.  We'd love for you to join us.

Hope to see you out and about this week.