Another song on another day
The house guitar rings out
To help the spontaneous
And the ill prepared
Always have their say
It’s body a tapestry of finger prints
It’s tuning off sometimes so much
The new player is known to wince
The house guitar hangs ready
For the next persons touch
Ready to help the next troubadour
Release their soul
And let their spirit soar
Never knowing who
Might walk through the door
A thousand different songs
Covers, one offs and originals
And still it’s repertoire goes on and on
This guitar shining out possibilities
like a bright star
More than this though
The guitar radiates the warmth
Of a thousand players
Detailing a history
That few will ever know
And a mystery
Who has used it before
Who will use it next
And whoever decided to tune it like that
The new addition is thoroughly vexed
But player after player
Leaves their mark
Leaves their spark
As someone might
Leave notches on a bedpost
Something special shared
By this guitar and them
And by us, the listener
All making a moment
More unique than a priceless gem
So, here’s to the house guitar
The beating heart
Of any bar
Dave James Horn ©
Thank you everyone for coming to the open mic at Stag Coffee, Ashford hosted by Francesca Baker/And So She Thinks and myself. It was great to see so many awesome artists. We had comedy, music and poetry covering everything from how to flirt with someone Instagram style to some beautiful jazz classic renditions. Here are some photos. See you again at Stag on the 30th March.
It was another fantastic afternoon! There was some amazing music, poetry and comedy. See you all next week 2-5!
What a wonderful afternoon! New faces, old faces and all kinds of sounds! Thank you to everyone that came, see you next week 2-5.
Another day of unexpected madness and mad skills! Thank you everyone for coming, see you on Sunday 2-5!
It was another fantastic afternoon, filled with amazing talents and moments! Here is a video and some photos. See you all next week 2-5.
It was the second open mic Francesca / And So She Thinks and I have run at Stag Coffee in Ashford and it was amazing! So many talented people came and performed to an equally amazing and full audience. What an awesome night!! We will do it all again in February, the last Friday of every month and already can’t wait!
In the meantime here are a few photos from the night.
Sunday was amazing! The level of variety in format and topic was incredible, from the serious and profound to the hilarious and comic – it was a wonderful afternoon to be part of and watch! Here are some photos, see you Sunday 2-5!
What a fantastic afternoon it was! New faces, regular faces, debut performances – completely perfect! See you next week 2-5!
The first open stage of the year was fantastic! There a few Lime Bar debuts and some completely new performers! See you next week 2-5.