The Open Mic Documentary
Hotel Utah
San Francisco,CA 2009
The Red Victorian
San Francisco,CA 2008
Cafe International
San Francisco,CA 8/08
Blakes On Telegraph
Berkeley, CA 7/08
Freight & Salvage
Berkeley, CA 2/08-6/08
Hotel Utah
San Francisco, CA 2/11/08
Red Rock Coffee
Mountain View, CA 3/10/08
South Bay Folks
Santa Clara, CA 1|17|08
Sweetwater,
Mill Valley, CA 8|27|07
Freight&Salvage 8|28|07 Sweetwater 8|11|07 Hotel Utah 7|30|07 Blakes On Telegraph
July 2007
Cafe International
July-August 2007
Freight&Salvage 7|10|07 Hotel Utah 6|4|07 Freight&Salvage 5|15|07 Freight&Salvage 4|3|07 Starry Plough 3|20|07 Uptown Night Club 2006 Missouri Lounge 2006 Oakland Metro 2006 Starry Plough 2006
Jerry Day 2008 Roger Rocha and the Goldenhearts,
April 19, 2008 Hotel Utah
Jeremy Hill Remembrance 12|17|07 Loser's, Louisville, KY 10|9|07 Lefty's Bar & Grill, Lindenhurst, NY 10|3|07 Jack London Square 3|24|07 Mama Buzz Cafe 4|17|07
The Hotel Utah in San Francisco has been on our list for quite some time of Open Mics we had to cover for the Open Mic Documentary. Having played there on and off years ago and knowing some good friends still played there regularly, it was just a matter of time before we went.

While filming at the Freight & Salvage I met and filmed Jeremy Hill who is helping promote the Utah on YouTube. Well I saw he had filmed people like Dave G and Fancy Dan and Mike Skipper from Skeleton Television, who are all East Bay regulars as well and decided we had to head there next. It turned out that our friend Mike Chase was featuring so we offered to come and film him.

We finally made it and were treated very kindly by Hotel Utah Open Mic host extraordinare JJ Schultz, the keeper of the red flame and the PA mix. There were some outstanding performances that night, JJ Schultz included.

We filmed some great singer-songwriters, who are in the videos below. I ran across many people I hadn't seen in awhile and of course the ubiquitous JC Tourbillion who seems to be everywhere in the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Area Open Mic Scene.
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Nichole da Luz---Soap Dish Blues

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Samuel Ian--- Lonesome Boulevard

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Schuyler Dean---Over The Ocean

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Chris Gentry---Justice

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If Hands Were Metal---Free Now

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JJ Schultz--- Moonshiner

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Andy Mason --- Seventeen

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Slim Critchlow---Tiger by the Tail

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Fancy Dan---What Was I Thinking?

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Todd Shipley---The Woman Around

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Artemas---Matchless

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Carroll Glenn---In The Boomtown

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Mike Chase---Rooster's Comin' Home

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Mike Chase---A Universal Truth

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Mike Chase---Necessary Blues

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Mike Chase---B My MySpace Friend

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Lorenzo---Redemption

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Michael Beese---
Flow of Consciousness

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Dana Carmel---
Difference B/N Me & You

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Kelly Jean---Secret

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Sandra B---Freakin' Me Out

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Michael Loebs---
Windmills of Coney Island

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CWiggz---Lose Yourself

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Mary Margaret---Knuckle Down

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