The Open Stage Experience
My discovery of the open stage scene, and why it rocks.

The First Public Performance
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. . .

The First Gig
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.

Hosting an Open Stage
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.
. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Questions, comments or suggestions about this web site? Email me at