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Open mic night brings out proud parents, fledgling musicians

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Members of the band Private Lines perform during the open mic at Gordon's Music in Fairfield, Sunday. (Adam Smith/Daily Repubilc)

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From page A3 | April 28, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Paul McCartney, Bach, Black Sabbath and Nirvana were a few of artists who surfaced – in music – at Gordon’s Music and Sound open mic night Sunday.

Jarred Barrios of Fairfield kicked off the music with three tunes on his acoustic guitar. All were inspired by relationships, with themes including a shy guy who finds it easier to communicate via song and one promising unrequited love to a scorned woman. The third he wrote in honor of his parents’ marriage.

Stephon DeBoo tuned up his guitar with the help of a phone app. He fused the Christmas classic “What Child Is This” with some classical, bluegrass and old-time rock ’n’ roll.

A self-proclaimed “finger picker,” DeBoo doesn’t like picks.

“I like to feel the strings,” the Fairfield resident said.

McCartney’s “Blackbird” and DeBoo’s own composition, “Night and Day” rounded out his set.

Thirteen artists shows up for open mic night. Each was allowed three songs or 15 minutes.

Sam Dwyer, 19, chose one song, Cradle of Filth’s “Nymphetamine,” a five-minute tune with deep, raspy vocals. His father, Jeff Dwyer, stood nearby, videotaping the performance.

Private Lines, a four-piece band from Fairfield, seemed to win the audience’s heart at their first public gig.

Proud parents Paula and David Hamilton watched as their sons, Chris Hamilton and Joseph Hamilton were joined by fellow bandmates Evan Escue and Weiland Moreno to play Black Sabbath’s “Paranoia” the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication” and an original tune penned by the band, “Empty Pocket Blues.”

“They are nervous,” Pamela Hamilton said before the show. Chris Hamilton admitted he was a little anxious, but was ready to have fun.

The goal of the night: “If we can get everything to stick to the wall, we’ll have more gigs,” Chris Hamilton said.

“It went good,” Dave Hamilton said after the band’s set.

Chris Hamilton was happy to hear the feedback from the audience.

“If we entertained people, that’s great,” he said.

The downtown Fairfield music stores hosts a regular Sunday night concert series with an occasional open mic night. A schedule of upcoming shows can be found at www.gordonsmusicandsound.com.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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  • RhondaApril 28, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    The Private Lines, stold the show. I can't wait to see more of their performances.

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