Open Mic Videos Mainly from X-Cues

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.

Been away for a few weeks, but I’m back with a couple of country heartbreak songs.
Another one of these mixed bag evenings.
Being at an outdoor venue sometimes makes things a little tricky weather wise. This week, we only got one song each.
Not all my performances make it on to YouTube. This week only one of them did.
I was in a country moods for this video.

First night at The Cube for 2023.

Songs by two of my favourite performers, Paul Robeson and Harry Belafonte.

Performing a song written by my great-grandfather., William “Fighting Mac” McKenzie, an Anzac padre in World War 1

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.

Let it Be Me, and Give my Love to Rose, one of my earlier efforts.

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.