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Make Music Raleigh was a major success!
Plus, Open Mic June 29; sign up now!
Well, you did it! You were part of Make Music Day Raleigh 2023, the free local music festival led by yours truly with essential help from my partners — Campbell University’s Lisa Snedeker and my amazing better half Cara. Many of y’all helped a bunch as well. Two special shoutouts to George Douglas, who led a harmonica workshop at City of Raleigh Museum; and Bonnie Walker, who repped us at a jam by the Handsome Ladies of Bluegrass at Athens Drive Community Library.
And, of course, to everyone who jammed at Oberlin Regional Library …
… and Riparian Provision Co.
We’ll have more photos and videos soon, on the website, Facebook, and in this newsletter.
Speaking of George …
Amalia Roy of CBS17 visited George’s harmonica workshop and filed the story below! Some dude stood beside him and played ukulele poorly.
Next year will be bigger, better, faster, more. Book it!
Open Mic June 29 at the church!
A reminder: June has five Thursdays, so that means we have an open mic on the fifth one. You know the drill: Pick and rehearse a song or two to perform before the most supportive audience in the known universe. Or just drop in to listen to the great performances as part of that supportive audience. It’ll be from 7-9 p.m. at our normal, wonderful spot: Church of the Nativity, 8849 Ray Road, Raleigh.
Special note: The open mics have gotten really popular; so much so that we’re insisting that folks who want to perform sign up in advance. If you haven’t checked in with us already, be sure to do so: email@example.com.
Be prepared to play only one song so we make sure everyone who’s put in the effort to rehearse gets a chance within our two-hour window. Thanks in advance for being considerate of your fellow players!
Wednesday was an incredibly rewarding and humbling day. Thanks to all. Now it’s time for a nap. See you on the 29th!
Exhausted But Happy Rick