The Buttonwood Tree is always hoppin and poppin on the first Thursdays of the month and the other night was no exception! We heard two young gentlemen perform last night for Bob Gotta's Open Mic. A young man, Henry Sidle, age 13 and his younger brother from Hamden made their first showing at TBT last night with a wonderful rendition of "Have Mercy" by The Mighty Diamonds and "Torn and Frayed" by The Rolling Stones. Sidle's voice belied his youthfulness and his instrumentation revealed accomplishment, especially for a student of the guitar for only two years. The younger brother played the jembe and their sound was surprisingly entertaining. The veterans in the room were quite pleased and encouraged the youngsters to return. They said they would, with wide grins on their faces.
Upcoming tonight at The Buttonwood Tree, singer/songwriter Brian Colburn with pianist Ryan Heidel will be playing at TBT. We recruited Ryan from his many excellent open mic performances. Colburn has appeared with acts such as the Plain White T's, Blues Traveler, and Toad the Wet Sprocket. For a summer night, Colburn's laid back sound will surely hit the spot!