LIVE! from Busboys
"LIVE! from Busboys” is an open mic talent showcase held at Busboys and Poets that offers a platform for all performers - not just poets! Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you've got! So, come out and showcase your talent!
WHERE & WHEN14th & V | 1st Friday of every month; 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM hosted by Ne'a Posey
Shirlington | Last Friday of every month; 10:00 PM - Midnight hosted by Ryan Walker
Hyattsville | 3rd Friday of every month; 10:00 PM - Midnight hosted by Angie Head
ADMISSION$5 (Tickets can be purchased online here starting at midnight on the day of. Tickets will be available at the door if available. Only cash will be accepted for door sales.)
MEET THE HOSTS!
"LIVE! from Busboys" Talent Showcase & Open Mic at 14th & V
With her uniquely sounding soprano voice, Ne'a Posey brings a sense of humility to her songs through her messages of self-love, and respect, and connects with audiences because she sings about situations that they can relate to. She has studied under Jazz recording artist and Professor of Jazz music, Darrel Grant, and has been trained in classical music. Her musical inspirations include Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, and Rachelle Ferrell. Ne'a has sung the National Anthem at numerous professional league-sporting events, performed at the White House as a special guest, and served as an opening act for the hip hop band The Roots during a tour stop.
"LIVE! from Busboys" Talent Showcase & Open Mic at Shirlington
Ryan Walker is the constant songwriter behind the Washington, DC-based band The Beanstalk Library. On their acclaimed local debut "America at Night," (2007) which received unanimous accolades from local press praising the record for its eclecticism and strong songcraft and production, the band has explored classic pop and roots influences and welcomed contributions from other notable DC musicians, including members of Exit Clov and These United States. They've been compared to the sounds of bands such as Big Star and Wilco. The Beanstalk Library has built a loyal following, playing regular shows at DC venues; Busboys and Poets, Black Cat, Iota, Jammin' Java, and Rock and Roll Hotel.
"LIVE! from Busboys" Talent Showcase & Open Mic at Hyattsville
ANGIE HEAD is a singer/songwriter/musician. She is also a skillful teacher and practitioner of the martial arts. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Ethnomusicology (the study of music on the context of cultures), Angie has played at Busboys and Poets and the Charm City Kitty Club. Last December, she was the featured performer for SWERV Magazine’s launch party and was profiled in its subsequent issue.