Voted best open mic in the City by City Beat readers 3 years running. All performances must be ORIGINAL.
MOTR Writer’s Night is an open mic geared specifically toward the cultivation of original work, and to further enrich our ever-growing music and arts scene.
Come sign up to win cash*, hone your craft and perhaps become a feature on a future Writer’s Night!
Jessie Abbey is the keyboard player, lead singer and co-founding member of indie pop outfit, Musical Charis. Since 2008, they have released 7 albums and toured nationally before a recent move from California to Florida for a change of creative scenery and a chance to explore other markets across the United States. The relocation of the band has given her new-found freedom to explore deeper avenues of music rooted in her childhood upbringing as a lover of retro-folk, reminiscent of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She has nestled into a vocally haunting, folk-influenced sound giving fans a more intimate look into her craft as a solo performer. She released her long-awaited and highly-anticipated solo project “The Deep and the Sea” EP on November 4th of 2016 which debuted at #7 on the US iTunes Alt. Folk Charts.
*In order to further incentivize full participation and support, we offer cash prizes for those who perform and remain present while others are performing. We have two drawings throughout the evening: the first at 10:30/11ish for those who have performed up to that point, and another one at the end for everyone who has performed throughout the night. Stick around for your chance to win both!