One of the best open mic experiences in town is available Tuesday and Saturday nights at the Morrison House and Friday nights at the Serbian Crown when Bob Smith on piano and Robert Vetter on a variety of instruments hosts a coterie of singers. The team does an amazing job of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels warm and welcomed. And the music the team puts behind each singer makes everybody sound their best (and often beyond their best).
That sense of spritual generosity continues with the new video blog that Ed Smith (a.k.a. Smith fils), who runs sound for the evenings, is now producing for the team. Each blog report combines the who-sang-what report from the previous evening with musings from Ed’s encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and recordings. (His discussion of the musical influence of the Hi-Los’ influence for popular harmonics from the 3/9 episode is truly riveting.)