Every Friday for the past 3 years, Amy Zamarippa has been hosting an open mic at Fair Bean Coffee at 2210 South 1st Street in South Austin. On Friday, July 6th, I joined her for some great tunes and poetry. Amy opened with some of her original songs, “New Day”, “Rose”, “Come to the Water”, Big Sexy”, and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Can’t Quit You Baby”.
Smoky Talmanson joined Amy on harmonica for her original song “Cobalt Blues” and then went on to play & sing covers of “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”, WildWood Flower”, a patriotic medley of “America The Beautiful”, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “This Land is Your Land”. He closed his set with a cover of “Faded Love”.
Next up was D7 with three of his own songs, “London”, The Celery Stalks at Midnight” and “Baby Blue Tweets”. I took the mic next with my originals “Believe In Yourself”, When Will You Know” and “Movin’ On”. It was really fun to do and the response from the audience was great! After I finished we had some original poetry readings by Thom Woodruff.
Next up was Preston Smith with his original tunes, “Wild Woman”, “Father Mother Sister Brother” and “Two White Horses”. Chase Kreger followed with his original songs “Never Know”, “Five In The Morning” and “Despite Tonight”. From there we moved on to Justin Follin who entertained us with original songs “The Sweetness of the South”, “Izabella’s Waltz” and “From the Cavern In the Dirt”.
Closing out the show was Gary Devries with his original song “Crows Have Flown” and two covers, Guy Clark’s “Hemingway’s Whiskey” and Slaid Cleave’s “Broke Down”. We played from 5PM until 7:30Pm and had a blast sharing our music and making new friends.
So this Friday or the next, stop on by Fair Bean Coffee after work and join us either as part of the audience or step up behind the mic for some real fun! See you there!
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