Banner photo: Jim Kwan
The Los Angeles tour was a great experience. The first show was at The Republic of Pie—a coffee shop in North Hollywood famous for its coffee and, well, pies. They feature live music 7 nights a week. I was on for an hour. Great to be part of that venue's commitment to live music!
Then on to the Tribal Cafe. A real neighbourhood gem and a very attentive audience. Thanks to Eddie and all for making that a great experience.
Next, I played at Cahuenga General Store and Cafe. All the other acts were stand-up comedians. That made for a new experience for me. I told the audience I was the non-comic relief.
My final gig was the Pig 'N Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard. This was a remarkable experience in one of LA's historic venues. We are told that Judy Garland celebrated her 16th birthday in the Backstage room, where the current Open Mic is held. Such a fascinating array of performers ... and me.