Have you met Nick Schafer?

In the first 12 years of his life Nick Schafer’s routine consisted mostly of going to school, doing the traditional family things, playing school sports, and joining his family in church attendance.  Generally, he was following the developmental path of many in...

The Return of Jackie Greene

The most recent online version of  Sactown Magazine contains a well-deserved piece on Sacramento open mic success story Jackie Greene, who recently moved back to the Sacramento area (Orangevale, to be more specific) after spending ten years on the road.  The...

“Taters”

If you haven’t yet met Martin “Marty Taters” Tatro, you are probably still a relative newcomer to the Sacramento open mic community.  Just know this:  if you sign up at an open mic hosted by Marty, he will soon know you, and will do his best to make sure you...

Who IS this guy?

  Who is this guy who co-hosts Kupro’s open mic and seems to be a weekly fixture at virtually any open mic in Sacramento’s downtown, but still makes time for cameo appearances in the more far-flung open mics like the Club Car in Auburn?  He is a virtual...

Introducing Kai & Paddy

There was something I just couldn’t quite put my finger on — the reason I have always enjoyed listening to Kai & Paddy perform at Sacramento’s open mic venues.  Turns out there were actually three reasons. This cover duo, Kekai (Kai) Kanae and Paddy O’Neill,...