Treehouse Open Mic 4

Last night I stopped by the everlasting Treehouse Open Mic night hosted by Rich. It’s great to see it continue and as far as I know they’ve been having one for at least 6 years.

A lot of new performers (except Bob Michel) were there and most were entertaining. I don’t remember most of their names, but I liked Jesse and the guy playing John Cougar Mellancamp covers. He was a dead ringer for Without a Trace’s Anthony LaPaglia. I had a really interesting conversation with Leon who spent a year or so in Iraq and Rob gave me some tips on beer brewing. Bob Michel told me plays Sudoku to stave off premature senility. Crazy dancing girl didn’t stop dancing for the entire last hour of the open mic.

I noticed a lot of stores right near the treehouse closing or about to close, like Paris 679, the Antique Store, and the game store. It’s a shame because those were some of the best in town.

4 thoughts on “Treehouse Open Mic

  1. Anonymous May 4, 2007 7:28 am

    Ben Garvey at the Tree House Open Mic??????????
    The rumors of your untimely demise were indeed greatly exaggerated.
    But I missed you. I went out to Grape Street’s Open Mic Wed.

    Well anyway, feel free to come back again tonight, Friday.
    I set up a great bill a couple awesome artists. I’m playing with Tim Butler http://www.timbutler.com and Susan Steen http://www.myspace.com/susansteen . These guys are just great performers and good friends of mine. I think we’re gonna do most of the night on stage together if we can.
    I know twice in one week might be a bit too much for you, but the Tree House welcomes you.

    JS

  2. Anonymous May 4, 2007 7:32 am

    Also,
    I think that dancing girl was probably “Fig”. She also teaches yoga next door.
    Rich can play Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” or Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” every single week and she’s usually right there, looking like she’s having a religious experience

    JS

  3. Christapie May 6, 2007 1:23 pm

    I’m glad to hear the Treehouse is doing well, but sorry to hear about the neighboring businesses, especially the game store. As a gamer is makes me sad to hear about a game store closing.

  4. ben May 6, 2007 1:50 pm

    It was a pretty cool game store, too. They had a bunch of games I’d never heard of before.

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