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The Spring Open Mic
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum. A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)
Featured artist: Valeria & Grey!
Valeria Stewart was part of the duo Luna with co-writer Kathleen Huber. She now performs with the trio Crooked Sparrow, and has just started a collaboration with The Grey A. She is originally from Argentina and has roots in the DC area. She was awarded a Finalist Prize this year for her song ‘Por Que’ by the Songwriting Association of Washington, and the song was also a weekly winner for the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Award. Her first EP ‘The Alchemist’s Journey’, was released in 2020.
Grey Jacks is the lead for the band the Grey A and the music composer for the bands All Her Muses and Graduates Rise!. He has won songwriting awards from BMI as well as the Songwriters Association of Washington. the Grey A band have been touring and performing for 8+ years and released their first new single ‘Providence’ on bandcamp last September ’21 and will release their 2nd album D8 Ur Elders this June.
A suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.
Should you have technical questions about the Open Mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575. For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.