On Monday, May 8, the DC Cabaret Network hosted its May open mic at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan. It was a chilly spring evening, but we were cozy and well-tended by Justin at the bar. Jill Parsons’ colleague Stephen managed the sound and Alex Tang was, as always, a terrific presence at the keyboard. We had a strong line-up of singers and everyone seemed to be in a reflective mood, with a moody Paul Simon theme running through the first set.
A highlight of the evening was the arrival of DC Cabaret Network chairman George Fulginiti-Shakar, proudly celebrating his 70th birthday eve. The whole bar sang “Happy Birthday” to George and there were lots of hugs and kisses.
See the list of songs and singers below and please be sure to join us for our next open mic, also at The Black Squirrel, on Monday, June 12.
May 8th Open Mic list of songs/singers:
“The Way You Look Tonight” – Heather Frank
“I Do It For Your Love” – Heidi Mayor
“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” – Tracy Simpson
“The Tale of the Oyster” – Byron Murray
“Something So Right” – Andrew Harmon
“How We Loved” – Marianne Glass Miller
“There Won’t Be Trumpets” – Taunya Ferguson
“My Stupid Mouth” – Paul Pompeo
“Running Home To You” – Ron Squeri
“My Heart Was Set On You” – Tracy Simpson
“C’est comme ça” – Kathy Reilly
“He Played Real Good For Free” – Heather Frank
“It All Fades Away” – Andrew Harmon
“What More Can I Say?” – Paul Pompeo
“It’s A Privilege to Pee” – Taunya Ferguson