Tom & Matt’s Open Mic @ Emack & Bolio’s, Guilderland

OK, back in June, the open mic night at Albany’s Muddy Cup went belly-up.

Early this month, Chase Billows tried to revive it in conjunction with

And now it appears that former Muddy Cup open mic hosts Tom Teta and Matt Delgado have found a new home for their weekly open mic sessions, too.

It’s at Emack & Bolio’s ice cream emporium in Guilderland on Monday evenings, and yes, it starts tonight. Sign up begins at 7:30pm; music gets underway at 8pm.

Can there be too many open mic nights? I think not. Encouraging begineers is crucial to the future of any music scene. And providing a low-pressure outlet for more seasoned performers to experiment with new material and ideas is just as important.

Long live the open mic night! No matter who’s in charge…

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