I mentioned in my last post about all the talented, wonderful, generous people I’ve met since starting Gigspots. Thursday night it paid off yet again! Local musician and all-around great guy Mike McMonagle posted on his Facebook page about a gig he was playing in Glen Rock, PA. He was opening for a young lady I’d never heard of, Rebekah Jean. He included a link to her Facebook and dropped some major hints that her special guest was going to be VERY special: possibly Jessica Lee Mayfield or her brother David Mayfield. Those two I knew from music and interviews on XPN.
I knew to trust Mike’s musical tastes. I was pretty bummed to only arrive in time for his last song but it was a favorite: “Goodbye Virgina.” The Glen Rock Mill Inn wasn’t that tough to find and I must say, I can’t wait to return. The Mill Inn is a beautifully restored building, the drink prices were right, the staff was very accommodating and the food looked great. I foresee many afternoons/evenings enjoying all of the above on their terraced garden patios.
WOW! The guest turned out to be David Mayfield and he and Rebekah Jean sounded great together! Mike introduced us and they were really nice. They gave me permission to video the show and I got some great stuff! Her solid yet ethereal voice made ghosts and memories race through my mind. Her lyrics kept me in the moment. David’s harmonies perfected the mood and boy, can he play guitar! His vintage Telecaster would impress my guitar-geek friends but his style would impress anyone.
They were playing in what’s called The Hearth Room: very quaint, cozy and intimate. The sound was clear and filled the room without deafening anyone or rattling items off the enormous mantle. The connection between artists and audience resonated. It was absolute magic!
I love it when things work out! I had a lot of reservations about getting involved with all this social media stuff when I started my website. Is it voyeurism? Stalking? Are most people on Facebook et al just posting lewd comments/pictures, idle gossip and hyperbole? We all know there is plenty of content like that out there and “viral” certainly has several meanings. I love the connections I have made but trust me, I still have concerns about confusing social networking with socializing.
I guess social media is much like life. Choose your friends carefully and make good choices. I hope Gigspots serves your needs when you’re looking for quality entertainment and I hope you will share with me the shows and moments I just should not miss. Thanks again, Mike!