Saturday, January 21, 2006

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

We had thirty performers treat us to their specialties — we experienced soulful blues, political satire, quirky ditties, engaging traditional and contemporary folk music, stunning instrumentals and original compositions by area singer/songwriters.

Featured tonight were:

Walter Sargent
Andy Romanoff
Barry Be
Bill Lauter
Kevin McLeod
Greg & Matt Mandell
Alan Short
Jaclyn Gallo
Rebecca Gallo
Ed Wernersbach
Steve Robinson
Denise Romas
Bob Campbell
Patrick O'Rourke
Steve Weisman
Vic Kastel
Claude Margouleff
Eric Eaton
John C. Hinrichson
Paul Helou
Bob Mist
Sherry Buck
Estelle Henrich
John Greene
Karl Blessing
Mark & Martha Ruben
Gary Schoenberger
Stonehouse Band
Bill Goldsmith
Samuel Lazow
Jim Brook
David Bailey
Steve Welner & Rich Lanahan
Ken Fine

Now that was a great evening!