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Full House, Cool House, at Ptit Bonheur la Chance

May 1, 2013

It’s the school and university holidays in France and it’s also the Fête du Travail today, or like a labor day holiday…. And that led to last night being a massively well-attended open mic at the Ptit Bonheur la Chance – both musicians and spectators. And that, in turn, led to an amazingly good atmosphere and a memorable open mic evening.

Again I had a few problems with my recording device, it being my replacement Zoom Q3HD, but I finally worked it all out – with the help of a friend, too…. And so I did not make that many videos. But I did manage to get the absolute standout act of the evening… who else but the same John Paul Roney of the night before at the Galway!

John Paul, the night before, had commented to me how he was a big fan of one of the songs I sang on Monday, “Wicked Game,” so he decided to open with that one at the Ptit Bonheur la Chance. He then played a song from his new album, which he has just finished recording with his new group, in Nashville, and it was superb.

There were a few other standout acts last night, and just in general a fun, warm, great evening of music and talk….

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