On Monday, April 17, a good time was had by all as the DC Cabaret Network hosted its first Spring open mic at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan. As always, we were warmly welcomed by The Black Squirrel and their bartender “Alexander the Great,” so self described.
Jill Parsons was on hand to very capably coordinate the sound and Howard Breitbart was at the piano, adding his masterful and inspiring accompaniments to the proceedings.
We had a great turn out of singers – 5 men & 5 women – sharing terrific, varied, and often quite challenging songs. 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, May 8.
Between now and then, we hope to see you at the 3rd installment of the DCCN’s “4@4” on Sunday, April 30th at 4 pm, upstairs on the third floor at – where else? – The Black Squirrel. 4 singers – Michael Miyazaki, Shannon Polly, Christy Trapp & Tracy Simpson – will each offer 20 minutes of song, directed by Lonny Smith and musically directed by Jeff Hamlin.
April 17 Open Mic list of songs/singers:
“Beauty and the Beast” – Cindy Hutchins
“You Took Advantage of Me” – Heidi Mayor
“The Princess and the Frog” – Michael Miyazaki
“Darn That Dream” – Magdalena Kusemileva
“Everybody Says Don’t” – Paul Pompeo
“Feed the Birds” – Ron Squeri
“Through the Eyes of Love” – Juan Marroquin
“Maybe/Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Sheri Kuznicki Owen
“When He Sees Me” – Tracy Simpson
“What More Can I Say” – Andrew Harmon
“Sentimental Journey” – Cindy Hutchins & Sheri Kuznicki Owen
“I’d Rather Be Sailing” – Paul Pompeo
“The Story Goes On” – Sheri Kuznicki Owen
“Get Here” – Michael Miyazaki
“Cuando Se Quiere De Veras” (Yours) – Juan Marroquin
“If You Love Me, Please Don’t Feed Me” – Ron Squeri