The Starbucks Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA held their bi weekly Open Mic Nite holsted by Eric J. Becker on Sunday May 2nd. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Starbucks to hear the new music the event is known for. Although I’ve arrived late and missed many of the performers, it was good to come back to what I’ve been missing.
The musicians I had the opportunity to hear included Emily Barnes along with Abby Braman and Liz Mason who were a duo some time ago called, “Friday Night Parking Lots” and it was a delight for those who remember their harmonies to see them perform once again. It was also an added thrill to learn they may consider re establishing their musical presence. Rick Delgado performed next whose set included an unique rendition of the Eagles’ “Hotel California” which transcended the original.
The finale of the event presented Eric J. Becker whose many of his original songs which have taken root in the heads of many who have heard them before. This is a very welcomed experience as his songs has a resonance about them that makes thinking about them and remembering their tunes very enjoyable. The evening ended with many eagerly awaiting the next gathering of singer/songwriters which will be Sunday May 16th beginning at 6pm. Please contact Eric Becker at 570-872-7896 for more information. You’ll find more photographs at The Forwardian Arts Society Starbucks Open Mic 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
Website of those mentioned in this article include Eric J. Becker at www.myspace.com/ericjbecker, Friday Night Parking Lots at www.myspace.com/fnpl, Abby Braman at www.myspace.com/rivalstag, and Rick Delgado at www.myspace.com/rickblue77.