My discovery of the open stage scene, and why it rocks.
I debuted on flute more than two years ago at the Spit Fridays open stage. But that was just the start of the evening's performance. . .
After more than two years perfoming at open stages, I finally got a gig. Every musician only gets one first gig. Considering the horror stories I've heard, I think I got off easy.
On July 5, 1999, Kevin Quain suddenly fell ill and couldn't host his open stage. When it landed in my lap, I enjoyed hosting for the evening.