There is a special place in my heart for bars with improv jams and regular open-mike nights.
This week, I reviewed the Red House Tavern's weekly acoustic open mike night.
It wasn't half bad.
Back in college, I played organ in an instrumental jazz fusion trio.
We played open mikes at the 8x10 when it was the Funk Box, Leadbetter's (you should have seen the look on the guy's face when we dragged a drum set into that place for an open-mike night) and the Full Moon Saloon.
I'll share some Full Moon memories sometime soon. That was a weird night.
The point is, open-mike nights might not always be that fun to sit through, but they can be really important in cultivating the local music scene.
And I'm glad to see that alive and well at the Red House.