Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured artist Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees

Find Your Muse Open Mic

Find Your Muse Open Mic is Charlotte's premier open mic night. Each week we feature a special guest performer from around the region. Come out and see some of the area's best up & coming talent perform their latest original tunes. Always a fun time, hosted by the semi-hilarious Mr. Erik Button. Look forward to the start of a great Monday night at 7:30pm as you are greeted by the rest of our FYM team; Aaaaron at the door, Donniebaseball behind the bar serving up cold ones, and Normal Dennis doing his best at making it all sound great from behind the board. Sign ups are at 7:45, so come out and get your time slot. Participate in The "Bad-Ass" of the Week, and maybe win a $20 gift card.

MIke Savino of Tall Tall Trees

TALL TALL TREES is the assemblege of four musicians on a journey into the irregular. Hailing from four corners of the globe and brought together
by the downtown music scene in NYC, the band formed in 2008 to realize the music of jazz bassist turned banjo-playing songwriter, Mike Savino. The following year saw the release of a self-titled debut record on their own Good Neighbor Records. Recorded in the home studios of Savino, guitarist Kyle Sanna, and percussionist Mathias Kunzli, the twelve tracks on Tall Tall Trees are eclectic, touching on surf rock, indie folk, sentimental balladry, and afrobeat. The album met with critical success climbing the CMJ radio charts and receiving placements on MTV, History Channel, Animal Planet, and Lifetime. The addition of bassist Benjamin Campbell filled out the performing line-up and the band began to tour in support of the record.

Two years, many shows, and one highly successful Kickstarter campaign later, Tall Tall Trees is putting the finishing touches on its sophomore effort.
December 2010: The band began recording its second album on the night of a lunar eclipse, in a church nestled in the sticks of Woodstock, NY, and emerged two weeks later with a testament to the evolution in their electric banjo-driven sound. The result, Moment, is a departure from the quirky bounce of their self-titled debut and a journey into darker territory as songwriter Mike Savino explores more serious and personal matters in this set of lyrically driven songs. Produced entirely by the band, the album is a snapshot of musicians in peak creative form, crafting album as art in a one-off mp3 world.

Originally sparked by a camping trip into the Alaskan wilderness, the album tells the tale of a man searching for connection with his environment and the people around him. On the final night of their trip, exhausted and beaten nearly mute by the elements, the Tall Tall Trees sat around a campfire in a rocky, dried-out riverbed when the clouds parted, revealing the biggest moon they'd ever seen. One word was uttered.



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