Special Announcements: The “potluck” food approach for ROM is going great. We are so grateful for everyone who has brought something to share. We also truly appreciate all the help we are getting setting up and breaking down, and everything in between. As dear Friend David Roth has said "ROM is Mighty"; as a Community we continue to grow together!! Volunteer Needed: After years of yeoman service setting up the stage lights, Ed Banatt has decided that it’s time to hand that off to someone else. If you are willing to help set up or take down the lights, please email Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have any suggestions on how we could improve our stage lighting, including what we might permanently mount for this, please let us know. The next Roslindale Open Mike is Monday, 10/26/15 and our feature is: Mara Flynn (http://burstandbloomrecords.com/artists/mara-flynn/). Mara Flynn released two albums as Milksop Holly (1999 and 2000, on Shimmy Disc). In 2011, Burst & Bloom released her debut solo album, Small as a Heartbeat, and her follow-up, Wide Open in 2013. She is currently working on her next record. She co-directs and teaches at Acting Out, a children’s theater studio in Newburyport, MA and teaches Adult Ed literacy in North Berwick, ME. She lives with her family in South Berwick, ME. PRESS “Mara Flynn welcomes a song into the world with a voice hovering somewhere between heaven and earth, rich with love and tenderness, yet tinged with pain—even sadness, and a womanly wisdom that only sorrow knows. Her writing is fresh and nuanced… I could listen to Mara sing her lines of hope… forever, and never tire of the beauty of her voice. Even in—especially in—the darkest midnight. –John Perrault “Wide Open” is Flynn’s follow-up to her 2011 Burst & Bloom debut “Small as a Heartbeat”… the result is a soulful 11-song album that blends elements of roots-rock, country, jazz, and blues. Flynn’s voice is dreamy and meditative… There’s no skipping over tracks on “Wide Open”. It’s an invitation to slow down and let the album fully wrap itself around you like a blanket” -- The Wire, NH South Berwick, Maine's Mara Flynn is a natural storyteller. Gracefully documenting moments of love, loss, and the strength of community that binds them together, Flynn's music can conjure laughter and tears, often within the time it takes to get from verse to chorus. Simply put, these songs feel lived in--small, carefully observed portraits of experiences both wistful and joyful. Not merely a wordsmith, it's Mara's stunning voice that draws the listener in, by equal turns conversational, coy, and cathartic. It usually takes just one song to fall in love with Mara Flynn and her music. -Jason Anderson -- Thank yous go out to the Roslindale Congregational Church, the F. J. Higgins Funeral Home, Sam of the GreaterBostonHomeTeam.com, Primavera Restaurant Roslindale, Panera Bread West Roxbury, Cecelia Dahl, George Cronin, Chip Canty, Sue Burgess, Gerry Ryan, Charlie Ortolani, Melissa Fleming, Junko Ogawa, Tom Irving, King Yee, David Jackson, Branson Bofat, Ed Banatt, Darwin MacDonald, Ken Porter, Cheryl Perreault, Jimmy Dorr, Peter Neuendorffer, Chief Noda, Chris Lee, Kathryn Howell, Roberto Mighty, Jim Palana, Suzanne Mrozak, Brian Cartwright, Ben Chase, Ariella Montanez, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Branson Bofat, Tom Smith, Steve Rapson, Chrissy LeCato of In Tune Guitar Picks, Barry Spiro, Mel Gluskin, Ed Banatt, and Boston Radio Legend Dick Summer, for their time and generous donations to the church and ROM. THE REGULAR DETAILS: The Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) is held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month (and occasionally fifth Mondays) at the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131. This is diagonally across from the Post Office near Roslindale Square. Parking: Park on the street or in the lighted public parking on Tafthill Terrace, which is less than a 5 minute walk from ROM across Roslindale Square. All are Welcome!! No Cover!! THE RULES: Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) uses a random draw of names to set the order of performers. Our goal is to be fair, equitable, and consistent. The names are randomly drawn from the basket of names at 6:40 PM. As a courtesy to people coming from work or from a distance, early signups are accepted by Neal via email only at email@example.com up until noon of the ROM Monday. Anyone arriving after the names are being drawn are added to the end of the list in the order of arrival. People with special needs (as defined by ROM) or who have indicated that they will be arriving late will be accommodated if possible. First timers are given their choice of a slot. After the performance order has been drawn, any swaps for an earlier or later slot may be arranged between the people requesting the swap, but only Neal, or his designee, will change the performance order on the board. Anyone who misses their slot due to late arrival will be accommodated at some point after they arrive. Everyone will get to play one song (OR 5 MINUTES!) and if we finish the first round before 10:30 willing participates may get a second song. This should allow everyone to perform before it gets too late, with an ending time goal of 10:30 PM Everyone is requested to be tuned up and ready to go when it is their turn and to keep song introductions brief. Everyone is requested to maintain a listening room atmosphere and is encouraged to be courteous and respectful of all performers. Doors open at 6 PM and the open mike performances start at 7 PM, with our evening feature act at 8:30 PM. We pass the "NOT-HAT" (because it's not a hat, it's a bowl) for the feature. Mike usually has his "practice session" at 6 PM. So, show up early, stay ‘til late, or drop by when you can. All refreshments are at NO COST but there is a donation basket, all of which is given to the church to thank them for offering this great venue. This is an all-volunteer effort, so we would love for you to help out making this open mike a success. Would you like to help us set up, host, mix sound, clean up, etc? Please consider bringing some food or beverages to share. (And of course this open mike is FAMILY FRIENDLY: non-alcoholic, drug-free, non-smoking and no inappropriate language. Please don't smoke on the church grounds--we don't want to lose this venue due to cigarette butts.) When he's available, Steve Friedman of Melville Park (www.melvillepark.com) will be there to record your performance for your upcoming live CD. You can email Neal (neal@roslindaleopenmike.ORG) or Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org) with suggestions on how to make the nights better and better. 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I am again honored to participate in a "Songwriters-in-the-Round" concert (SITR), presented by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA)! YES! This is a Rhode Island organization's event, in Massachusetts! The show will take place at: Serendipity Cafe 1 Nason Street Maynard, MA 01754 At the workweek-friendly time of 7:30 - 9 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM No admission fee. However, there is a donation basket for the performers. This week’s lineup is: Dan Senie and Faith Senie (the hosts), Mike Delaney, and me. These shows are highly entertaining! RISA's "Songwriters-in-the-Round" series have produced hundreds of new, original songs. So, in addition to performing some of our older songs, Mike, Dan & Faith, and I will present a song, written on our assigned theme, "strategic blue shirt," specifically for Wednesday night’s performance. The "strategic blue shirt" theme was chosen by September's audience. Later in the evening, you, as an audience member, can help select the theme for November's songwriters, too! Here's the Serendipity Cafe's site: http://www.serendipitycafemaynard.com/ I recommend that you plan on arriving between 6:30 and the 7:30 showtime, order some of their delicious salads, soups, and/or sandwiches, and then enjoy the program! Here's their menu: http://www.serendipitycafemaynard.com/menu.html Check out the writers: http://www.danandfaith.com/ http://www.stillriverconcerts.com/ http://www.mikedelaney.org/ http://www.sonicbids.com/HughODoherty Here's RISA's website: http://www.risongwriters.com/ I hope to see you there!
Terry's Birthday Bash / CD Release Concert for his new CD The Post-American Century, with special guests including Amy Malkoff, Mike Delaney, Ken Porter, Becky Lynch, Deede Bergeron, Brice Buchanan, John Coffey and more (including a strong possibility of carrot cake). And stick around for the super secret surprise encore of... All are welcome!
Mike Delaney opens at 6:00 p.m. http://www.mikedelaney.org/
en Porter (with Mike Delaney, Bo Veaner and John Zaia) This just in--Mike and Ken will be returning to the Harvest Cafe in Hudson, MA this Thursday,7-9pm. The Harvest Cafe is a great place for music, food, and drink. Please come by for dinner and our eclectic blend of originals and covers.
Sounds Like: Roy Zimmerman, Don White
Bio: Mike Delaney is a Boston-area singer-songwriter and part of the music group "New England Weather". He has been performing around New England for ten years including the Boston Folk Festival. He has opened for Kevin So, David Roth, Les Sampou, Richard Berman, Dave Crossland, and Michael Troy. Mike...See Full Bio