Last Wednesday, Owen and I played a gig at the Social Room, opening for peripatetic folkster Joe Johnson. The venue is über-cool: it's a speak-easy, and you need a password -- changed weekly -- to get in. For us, it was a virtually stress-free experience thanks to their sound and light guy. We showed up with our instruments and he took care of the rest! (I gotta say: the mirror ball might not be a traditional part of the Americana aesthetic, but I dug it.)
We were preceded onstage by Molly Adamson and followed by Emma Wicks, both currently Columbia residents. The event was organized by the Songwriters Guild of Columbia, MO. Founded in 2010, they provide "a platform for Stage Worthy Professional Musicians, songwriters, virtuosos, artists, to promote their craft" and "build a fan base." I don't know about building a fan base, but we had a solid show of support from local friends and colleagues, despite the fact that it was 9:45 on a weeknight.
Thanks again to the folks at the Social Room, to everybody who came out to listen to us, and to Meredith Hood, who snapped some pics (below) and shot some video (above).
Juniper Tree (Cordray)
Gas Tank Astronauts (Cordray)
Creek Road (Stroud)
Million Mile Blues (Stroud)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
The Ballad of Red (Cordray)
Snow Don't Fall (Townes Van Zandt)
Wayfaring Stranger (trad.)
Helter Skelter (Lennon/McCartney)