If you are like most of the nation (Not to mention much of Europe), you have probably been roasting for the past month or so. Here in Ellisville, we have only broken 100 once so far (It was 101 right around my birthday in late June), but we did have 28 straight days in the 90s before getting some relief this week, and they said it was only our 5th longest 90 degree streak (Hmm–so what’s the record? I think 34 days,but don’t quote me).
Just a couple of things to share this month. First, I will be performing with Arnie Reed and David Johnson (Collectively known as the Gordon Ellis Ensemble) at Brown’s Diner on Tuesday Evening, August 9th from 6 – 6:45 p.m. An all original set, of course. It would be great if we can bring in a good crowd, as that seems to be the requirement for being asked back by the new manager. Come on out–you will not only get to hear a set of great original music, but you can treat yourself (If you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, of course) to one of the least expensive, yet best burgers in town. I hear the catfish is really good too. This will be the first time we have performed together since early June, so we are really looking forward to it.
Brown’s is located at 2102 Blair Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212, about a quarter of a block off 21st Ave. South, and across the street from Hillsboro Village Kroger and Friedman’s Army Navy Store.
The CSLN Writer’s Night is resuming on Friday, Aug. 5th, after taking off in July. There is a slight modification of the format.
The Open Mic will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. (Sign up at 6:30–we will probably have room for the first 5 or 6 people who sign up). We have pared down this part of the evening to shorten the event some, and because sign ups for the open mic have decreased from what it used to be.
We will then have 4 acts each doing a half hour set. I don’t have promo on anyone but here is the info: At 7 P.M., we will have Tom Huebner and Dottie Escue–a husband and wife duo with some cool songs and harmonies. At 7:30., Bruce John Brigham will take the stage (He was a Spotlight Performer a couple of times at the old Coffeehouse ). At 8 P.M., we will have Gary Cavanaugh, who has some humorous songs, as well as some moving ones. Gary currently hosts a writers show at Bobby’s Idle Hour on Monday Afternoons. And at 8:30, Richard Trest will close out the evening. If you don’t recognize the name, he was the owner of “Richard’s” (French pronunciation–accent on the second syllable).
We are trying to build up this event again, after cancellations due to COVID and other issues over the last couple of years slowed us down. Hope you can make it out. There is a $5 suggested love offering to the center, and this is a potluck event–we will only have what people bring.
That seems to be all for this month. Keep cool, and remember: “I wish I had won more arguments” said no one ever in their final moments.
Have a great month.