Saturday, January 19, 2004

Each January, the Hard Luck Café clears it's booking calendar to make room for an evening of "open mikers". This concert provided the audience with an array of talented artists whose varied styles pleased the musical tastes of everyone in the room!

Over a dozen performers treated us to their specialties — we heard soulful blues, political satire, quirky ditties, engaging traditional and contemporary folk music, stunning instrumentals and original compositions by area singer/songwriters.

Featured tonight were:

Jesse Oelbaum
The YaYa's
Two For The Road
Mike Solowey
Barry Be and Lora Kendall
Larry Moser and Mary Nagle
David Fersh and Pete Levine
Alan Michaelson
Dick Morrison and Ira Perlman
Jim Frazzitta
Ricky Vacca
Kevin McLeod
David Waxman
Bill Goldsmith
Glenn Jochum
Tom Griffith
Martha Trachtenberg
Paul Cama
Claude Margouleff
Scott MacDonald
Chris and Janet
Estelle Henrich
Rich O'Brien
Rudy Gamberini
Andrea Cetlin
Bill Nelson
Sage Wind

Now that was a great evening!