In October of 2009, I first visited Opening Bell Coffee in Dallas for Open Mic night. I remember that I played barefoot on the little stage in the corner, and as I listened to the musicians that played after me, I sat in awe of the talent that was in the room that night. Since then, I have loved visiting Opening Bell for Open Mic nights, Songwriters in the Round, and shows featuring some of my favorite friends and Dallas area artists. I also met my husband there. So in my life, there are enough attachments to keep me going back. But this past Saturday night, I got the chance to participate in Dallas Does Dylan, an evening of Dallas singer/ songwriters performing the songs of Bob Dylan. I was a little nervous about being part of the lineup... most of the people on the bill are musicians that play regularly in coffee shops and bars. I, on the other hand, play mostly for church kids or all alone in my apartment. But in the end, I couldn't have asked for a better night. Friends gathered, coffee was consumed, photos were taken, guitars were tuned, and the songs of Bob Dylan were sung. And honestly, I think Bob would have been proud. Next month, it's Dallas Does the Beatles, and I can't wait!
Here are the songs from my Dylan set:
Special thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday night to support us! And thanks to A.W. (aka Tigpan, Pigpen) for the video!