I had a lot of people asking me for help finding more open jams/open mics around the metro. I compiled a list of a lot of great jams. Feel free to share, and add any that I missed.
Wow, my phone has been ringing off the hook lately from musicians asking for my help with website design, social media, promoting, marketing, booking, email campaigns, strategy, etc. I'm always happy to chat and see if I can offer some help, feel free to call or message me anytime. Here are a couple musicians that I've helped recently:
http://www.erickballard.com (website design)
http://www.paulmayasich.com (website design, social media, promoting, consulting)
http://www.galacticcowboyorchestra.com (promoting, social media, advertising, consulting)
http://www.paulbarryblues.com (website design, promoting, consulting)
http://sawyersdream.com (booking, promoting)
http://www.midwestharmonica.net (affiliate- teaching, marketing, consulting)
http://www.discovermusicnow.org (non profit- teaching, fundraising)
Some of my current projects/businesses
Cottage Grove, Minnesota – During a radio interview this morning, Hollywood Celebrity, Joey Flip, took a moment to praise Cottage Grove, Minnesota residents who had helped him when his rental car encountered a mechanical problem as he passed through the city recently:
“We were just leaving the city limits of Cottage Grove, Minnesota when the damn car overheated or something so I pulled it over to the side of the road and within just a minute or two there were a couple of cars that pulled over to help me out. I told them that I was on the phone with the rental car company but one of them had a brother who owned a tow truck and a few minutes later it was there and he towed it to a place nearby to get fixed.
So then the one guy finds out that I’m not from there and offers to take me in to get lunch while my car is getting fixed and I’m thinking, ‘Sure, what the hell.’ So we drove to probably the finest dining spot in Cottage Grove – some place on Jamaica, I think – and got a burger. Great freakin’ burger too. These guys had no idea who I was either which made my day, honestly. I’m telling you, these people in Cottage Grove are the real deal. I’m going to move there after I retire,” Flip said with a laugh.
Flip added later, “You have to understand, this is something that would’ve never happened in L.A.! So yeah, that’s my story about Cottage Grove, Minnesota. It’s nice to know there are still places like this in America.”
*disclaimer* this is a satire joke on the similar fake articles that have been spreading online, which I fell for too!*