Last Monday I made my way to Baltimore and two open mics held weekly on Mondays there. 

Teavolve:  This was a very nice little restaurant with a spacious dining area and plenty of room for a well-placed performance area.  The host — Acacia Sears — was very accommodating and even loaned me her guitar when one of my strings broke just before it was my turn at the mic.  I kid you not.  It was a nice place, nice people, and I’m going to have to give it another try because I felt my performance – because I was working with someone else’s guitar or I hadn’t eaten enough or for whatever reason – wasn’t really up to par.  The evening here starts early – 7:00 p.m., I believe. 

Leadbetters Tavern:  This place is the epitome of a dive bar.  Tons of different beers to choose from.  Well worn wood everywhere.  And located right in the heart of the historic Fells Point neighborhood.  The host — Ken Gutberlet — was also very friendly, helpful and accommodating.   In this case, he let me use his digital tuner (to get my guitar back in working condition after losing a string).  The performance space is a little cramped if you have more than one performer.  But it works fine for the solo singer/songwriter.  The crowd here was very friendly and encouraging and seemed to really appreciate the music.  Nice!!!  This one begins at 9:30 p.m.

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