As a priest I like to have some get away from it all elements to my life. Open Mic night at X-Cues Cafe and Lounge is one of those times in my life.
X-Cues is one of the two venues the Open Mic is held. One of the best parts of the evenings is that Sel, the owner, goes out of his way to make people feel welcome. From mid-May to roughly mid-September the Open Mic is held at The Cube, a performance venue in Winnipeg’s Old Market Square.
First night at The Cube for 2023.
A couple of love songs.
My songs choices aren’t always logical. Time after Time, and Van Diemen’s Land.
In a Country mood Open Mic tunes from Hank Williams(Cold, Cold Heart), and John Denver(Take Me Home Country Roads).
I only manage to record one for posting, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, from the musical, Oklahoma!
Guy Mitchell’s I Never Felt More Like Singing the Blues and Roger Whitaker’s New World in the Morning.
I Want to be Around, and another recording of Try to Remember.
Open Mic subheading, because Algorithms
A Beatles’s classic, Yesterday. Along with As Time Goes By, another classic.
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You, and Sounds of Silence.
A performance featuring songs of my favourite singers. Johnny Cash and Harry Belafonte.
The Strong Badger was another location where I did Open Mic performances. I miss Brock and the place.
Me, in what passes for a Christmas mood.
More Roger Whitaker and a Ray Charles tune I really love. Let me say, no one will ever mistake me for Ray Charles.
Yes, Willie Nelson and classic Broadway are in my repertoire. I choose music the way Vladdy Geurrero Sr. chose pitches to swing at.
A trifecta of country singers, Hank Sr., Jim Reeves, and Johnny Cash.
These open mic videos are in no particular order.