Last night, I made my Champaign debut at a small bar/club called Mike ‘N Molly’s. Thanks to Matt for taking the photo above! The music room upstairs was the perfect size. With just a handful of people in there, it wouldn’t feel empty at all. The staff was great, the booking contact was extremely helpful, and the sound engineer (Bob) was so easy to work with. Really looking forward to playing that room again!
The opening artist was Discoverer, but his friends call him by his first name, Tariq. He has a really genuine approach to music, a beautiful voice, and a very calming stage presence. He writes the kind of music that makes you sad… but in a good way. Check out his music on his Bandcamp Page and Facebook Page.
After the show, Matt, Tariq, Laura (see her in the photo above?), and I went out for some late night, post show food. Always a good idea after a show! Definitely a fun night in a new city.
Off to St. Louis to spend some time with the most impressive structure in the United States before tonight’s house show!