Open Mic at Long Shots
2023 August 22
This week's Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River once again proved Mike's Maxim. The last few Open Mics that I attended -- I missed the last two -- were crowded, loud, and chaotic; this one was somewhat less crowded with fewer participants and, in my elderly, curmudgeonly opinion, at a more reasonable volume level. But by the end of the night, it was really cooking -- an excellent jam. A key ingredient was the presence of Stereo Typical. They are a tight, polished band on their own and then when you add in a few more excellent musicians, everything will just "come together". (They did that one as I recall.)
Another notable aspect of the evening was that Mike broke open one of his display cases and liberated the "snake bass" for the evening.