23-April-2013. "Moving Slowly - Hotel Utah Open Mic" by Brent Shinn.
- Blog url - http://brentshinn.com/2013/04/23/moving-slowly-hotel-utah-open-mic/
Moving Slowly – Hotel Utah Open Mic
I don’t think I’ve ever shared this song short of a few open mics. This was recorded recently at the Hotel Utah’s awesome open mic on January 7th 2013. (It really did take me 3 months to finish this post!)
Michael Beese was kind enough to improvise over it for me on his vio-fiddle thing.
Moving Slowly – Brent Shinn, Hotel Utah Saloon January 7th 2013 (Michael Beese – Fiddle) You can also hear more of my music on the site as well as an amazing archive of music from the performers as well as upcoming Utah related shows, tweets, and more!
The Hotel Utah is right in my backyard and I’ve been going there for lunch, dinner, drinks, and music over the last few years – I know some of staff very well and it’s a bit of a family feel for an East coaster like me with no blood relatives this side of the Mississippi: a place where everybody knows my name… (most everyone that is!) I think you tend to seek these places out when you’re in a situation like mine and so many other transplants here that can’t just easily make a trip whenever we want.
So visiting the open mic has been a pleasure as I’ve experienced it move from JJ Schultz to Brendan Getzell and retain that Utah aura that makes it feel like home. TheUtah.org is the counterpart to the open mic and an amazingly well developed site and an invaluable asset to the local music community. I think I played my first song there in September of 2010 as I was just branching out as a singer and it’s awesome to go back and listen to some of my older performances as much as it is scary! I know I’ve grown a lot in the last few years musically and singing isn’t entirely new to me, but it’s definitely new to me as a performer. I use their site as a benchmark of my growth and not always do I seem to make progress but I always learn from it.
I’ve met some wonderful people from the players to the people who help put everything Utah together. I’d like to thank them all for being who they are and being awesome plus inspiring human beings. Here’s just a partial list but one that’s more pertinent to the open mic.
TheUtah.org - The amazing online counterpart to the open mic.
JJ Schultz - JJ was the host when I first started visiting the open mic and still drops in from time to time to treat us with his awesome songs.
Brendan Getzell - Brendan is the current host of the open mic and an amazing artist all around. Not just because he likes Tool, but ya know – he writes great songs and can sing his ass off. Witty and creative, Brendan was the perfect pick to take over from JJ and continues to make each and every open mic enjoyable and highly entertaining.
Bridget Canfield – Resident Photographer - Bridget has an amazing website and provides an incredible amount of links and information as well as her fantastic photography. She’s been a huge part of the music scene here in SF and still continues to help promote and connect people.
I’m a firm believer in supporting all that is local and especially music. I’m not a native to San Francisco but I’ve adopted it as my home and love it here still after 7 and a half years. I made this post to originally share my song but I thought I’d take it a step further to thank The Utah and help promote local music and inspire people everywhere to support local everything!
31-March-2013. "... Wisconsin born/San Francisco singer/songwriter JJ Schultz launches a new website. Beautiful/lovely. Excited, honoured & delighted that images from the 200pockets editorial photography archive are included. ♥ Thank you JJ!"
- Website - http://jjschultz.com
- CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jjschultz
- CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jjschultz
- Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/jjschultzmusic
- Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/jjschultz
- Pandora - http://www.pandora.com/jj-schultz
- Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jjschultz
enabled 3rd party apps on facebook to access the 200pockets.com editorial photographs for jj schultz’s new music website
24-March-2013. Enabled 3rd party apps on Facebook access to the 200pockets.com editorial photographs. A request by singer/songwriter JJ Schultz for his new music website.
28-February-2013 - Photographed W*A*S*H - a new experimental variety show at the Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, California. JJ Schultz, Terese Taylor, DJ Real.
1-February-2012. Updated the About.html web page at http://www.200pockets.com -
to those who have encouraged me as I pursue my passion for editorial/documentary photography. Who perhaps knew nothing of my ability yet who trusted me & gave me a chance.
... to the artists of San Francisco including the Hotel Utah Open Mic community, ... Palefighter, JJ Schultz, Tao Jones, Lawrence Genova, Andre Custodio, Roger Rocha, Terese Taylor, Todd Shipley, Andy Mason, GG Tanaka, Tiki Houseman, R. Wellington
You gave me a chance. Thank you.
10-September-2012. Excited to see a 200pockets.com of singer/songwriter JJ Schultz on the Do415.com website!
30-August-2012. Congratulations to Americana artist JJ Schultz! Wonderful album review by Music Industry News Network. Honored that a 200pockets.com photograph was included! Wow!
- URL - http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=156942
- "Americana artist JJ Schultz released his fourth studio album, "Carolina", on August 11th. If "Alchemy", one of the songs from the album, is any indication of how successful the new album will be, Schultz should be happy. With whiskey soaked lyrics, sparse guitars, and a heavenly Hammond B3, Schultz's Western Roots music weaves a lush, intricate mood. Schultz sings with a great deal of passion on the very poignant song, which is a wistful story about a man longing for family. With lyrics that tell of a desire for "a house built by hand/on our own piece of land/for you and for me/and our family band," the track hits home deeply and solidly, evoking both emotions and hopefully a sense of gratitude for blessings from listeners. Lyrically and musically strong, music lovers who enjoy message music will find something to love."
29-July-2012. Honored to learn that the JJ Schultz Music facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/jjschultzmusic) is displaying a 200pockets.com photograph.
20-May-2012. ... updated 200pockets.com photo archive. Added Alex Kamages (drummer), Roy Elder (bassist), Joey Sunset, Joe Gusich, Elektriksunset to the portfolio. Updated pages for singer/songwriters - JJ Schultz, Jeff Cotton, Scott Robertson, Fleeting Trance. Link >> http://www.200pockets.com/portfolio/portfolio_concert.html#it