Wed Dec 30, 2015
It was a foggy night. It's a been a foggy couple weeks here in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Michele and I headed out to New Hope for Pat Foran's Singer-Songwriter night at Havana. I met Pat at a SteelStacks open mic. Pat was under the weather fighting a cold and couldn't make it.
New Hope is an old Delaware River town with restaurants and shops. Main street had a fair amount of coffee-cluthing window shoppers looking for year-end sales. I imagine it would have been busier with better weather and it was only a Wednesday night.
Outside, on the deck of Havana, people huddled around the bar with heaters surrounding them. Despite the cold and dampness it was warm and dry under the roof. Inside was a light crowd but friendly group of local people. APA pool players were there with sticks in hand. It was Lambertsville vs New Hope. They don't play each other in normal league competition since one town is in New Jersey. This was more of a friendly match but money was involved to keep it serious. Pat's friend Jim was there to perform. He had some fellow musicians and local fans with him as well.
Havana has music weekly and a full time sound man. It was nice to be on a tall stage with a pair of good monitors. I wouldn't call this a listening room but I did catch the attention of some people there with my quirky songs. This may have been the first time I've played a full set of original music. Felt pretty good about it. Performing at the open mics in the past few week definitely helped.
My Glass Head
Who Killed Gary Miller
Flowers and Rainbows
Heartbreak and Loneliness
She Could Outrun Lightning
Your Double Helix
Pillar of Salt