Art Deco with an Arts & Crafts flair is the setting for this
new Victory Music open mic, which is located at Espresso Americano
on the corner of Everett and Hoyt in downtown Everett. This venue
is the old Everett Library, a great room with high ceilings, very
good acoustics, comfortable seating and a very enthusiastic audience
that listens. Randy Littlefield does a fine job on sound, and
I hear he plays a mean banjo, too. All you folks in the Everett
area are very fortunate to have this room, which rates high on
the listening room scale for open mics.
We owe our thanks for this new open mic to Joe Misiuda and Alex
Perlman, both of whom are active Victory Music members. Joe approached
Alex, a Victory board member, and expressed the need for a quality
open mic in the Everett area. Since it is the mission statement
of Victory Music to promote music in the Northwest, Alex proposed
the idea to the board and the result is this wonderful venue.
You may have seen Joe and Alex play together at one of the other
Victory open mics, as they also collaborate on music.
Joe does a great job as emcee, and long-time Victory member and
regular open mic performer Willow takes care of the sign-up, which
starts at 5:30 PM. Willow is also a fine harmonica player and
loves to jam with other musicians, especially if you play the
Speaking of the blues, Jim McLaughlins recent set was a
real treat as he jammed out on only 12 notes. He really does have
a point therecan you believe how much music he can squeeze
out of a harmonica? I think its so great when a master like
Jim stops by to share their knowledge and inspire us all, while
reminding us of how basic the roots of our music are.
Espresso Americano is the heart of this open mic, and thanks to
Ron and his staff we have a real treasure. They have created a
warm, comfortable space and their generous hospitality will make
you feel at home. You can sit back in a stuffed chair and listen
to some local talent or mingle with other musicians. Enjoy some
of their cafe fare at a nice wood tabletheres plenty
of room for the whole family. Thanks to Ron, live music is happening
at Espresso Americano with its open mic and regular weekend line-up
of talent. Check out their Web site at: www.espressoamericano.com.
This open mic happens every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Sign-up is at
5:30 PM, music starts at 6:00 PM and runs until 9:00 PM.
2702 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
The Ramblin Mike welcomes your comments.
Michael Guthrie is a singer/songwriter who regularly plays venues
in the Northwest and is a Victory Music sound volunteer. He has
produced his own CD and ran his own coffee house/cafe, The Village
Green Cafe in Kaslo, BC, from 1973-79. He studied sound engineering
and recording at Sound Master Recording Studios in North Hollywood,
CA in 1987. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.moorafa.com