by Bill Forman
Here’s a unique challenge for all of our guitar-strumming readers who want to get maximum exposure this evening.
Chauncy Crandall has begun hosting a Thursday night open mic at the Blue Moose Tavern, which recently rose from the ashes of the Silver Tongue Devil in Green Mountain Falls. The weekly event runs from 8 p.m. to midnight, opening with an acoustic set by its exceptional singer-songwriter host.
Now if that isn’t enough, there are two other Thursday night open mics around town: Stolen Idol Productions starts its open mic at Manitou's Ancient Mariner at 8, while the Jerry Roskin Band hosts its long-running event at Benny's in Colorado Springs beginning at 9.
So here’s the challenge: Shuttle between all three open mics and perform at each. Remember that you typically need to sign up at the beginning of the evening, then be present when it's your turn to play. All of which adds up to some 60 miles of driving, with plenty of highway patrol for company along the way. (Actually, please don’t even attempt this, but do have fun at whichever venue you choose!)