Open Form Music Night debuts at Paddy’s in Eagle-Vail
August 3, 2010
EAGLE-VAIL -A new conduit for local musicians to ply their considerable talents will come to the fore this Thursday at 9 p.m. as Paddy’s Pub in Eagle-Vail debuts Open Form Music Night.Don’t mistake this for just another open mic karaoke-fest. The Open Form Music model is one that has its roots across the pond in Scotland, where Paddy’s owner Susan Swimm first encountered this unique vehicle for local musicians to come together and mix it up spontaneously on a given evening.”It was unlike anything I’d ever seen,” says Swimm, who previously owned her own family pub in St. Andrews, Scotland. “These talented and diverse musicians just knew to show up on a given evening to mix and match and jam with each other. It was not only fun to watch the synergy take light, but it was incredibly fun to watch it all unfold.”Ideally this new format allows individual members of local bands to keep their musical chops nimble by playing with a new cast of characters. This gives these quasi jam sessions the potential to form some exciting new musical alliances by spontaneously blending sounds and styles.While musicians are welcome to show up with their preferred axe, be it a guitar, mandolin, horn, harp or their own voice, there will also be several instruments, including drums, bass and various strings available for those who just want to jump into the jam and contribute. This grand experiment is not only open to local pros, however. The format encourages anyone who wants to contribute to these co-operative musical efforts to stand in and lend their voice to the ensemble. The stage will be open and plugged in from 9 p.m. on.Paddy’s Sports Bar & Grill is located on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail. For more information call 970-949-6093 or go to http://www.paddysvail.com.