– Admission is $3
For nearly 20 years running, Red Light Café's Open Mic Wednesday has been Atlanta's birthplace of stars. STARS! Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Good – 'cause 15 minutes (or 3 songs) is what'cha got! Sign up sheet goes out at 7pm, performances start at 8pm, and all live performers are welcome (no tracks!).
Tonight’s Open Mic features John King — a singer-songwriter on tour from Ohio who’s promoting his newly released record, The Warmer Winds.
“It all started in an old, blue van headed over to day-care; Dad would play his mix tapes with the windows down and sing every word to me. The Beatles Greatest Hits record received heavy rotation, along with America, Steve Miller Band, ELO, and hell, even Hootie and the Blowfish. Anything "with a good beat and without wimpy vocals," he'd explain. I felt a unique connection with him in those moments; it was like he became a different man. My life, as well, never looked the same. Dad gave me an acoustic when I was in highschool; A guy named Art gave me a brand new tele out of the blue as well. I'm still reeling from that. I played in some bands and ultimately ended up discovering the joy of songwriting, cowriting and producing. Now I'm living the dream in Canton, Ohio of all places. But seriously. There are artists, musicians, thinkers, romantics, and struggling writers who smoke American Spirits here. It's like an unfolding Rust Belt Renaissance, and I get to be around it. The Warmer Winds is a record about leaving for good. I'm still figuring out what that means, but if I get anywhere, I'll let you know. Thanks friend. Yours, John” — John King on The Warmer Winds