The music of singer/songwriter Mark Adams
The open mic at Mission City Coffee, organized by South Bay Folks, has quite a reputation. Musicians get a spot on the bill by lottery, and I picked up one, shared slot. The sound is good, but there is no monitor, so it was difficult to hear. Nevertheless, I had a good time, performing one [...]
I’ve played at three open mics in three days. The open mic run by Sweet Lou at Ye Olde Royal Oak is a fine affair, with good acoustics and a generous audience. For my fifth time at Ye Olde Royal Oak, I opened with two Johnny Cash songs, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Belshazzar.” These are [...]
Not a big turnout at SadieDey’s Cafe, but a great venue for future open mics. I got to try out a lot of material before a friendly crowd — five, counting two who bought coffee — and liked the acoustics. Misty read a poem. Drew Pearce, the organizer (Entire Productions), played two songs, demonstrating real [...]
Tried out the open mic at Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City. Good food. 1. Fortress (original) 2. I For You (original) 3. I’ll Press On (original) 4. Blowin’ in the Wind (Dylan) 5. All Along the Watchtower (Dylan) © 2009 – 2010, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.
A good time was had by all. The Sharks lost game two, but Lou (emcee and singer) was in good form. I got there early, stayed late, played 12 songs. Here is a list: 1. In God’s Country (U2) 2. With or Without You (U2) 3. I Need You (original) 4. Folsom Prison Blues (Cash) [...]
Singer/songwriter Mark Adams welcomes you to "Gospel Days." This site features concert and booking information, plus demos. Mark is currently an acoustic, solo act, making the rounds at Bay Area open mics and various outreach concerts, including Rock on the Mount. To contact Mark, click the "contact" tab above, or call (408) 493-0372.