BECCA MARX: June 18th Hoot Preview — I’ve written a lot about The Hoot, hoping to convey it as the sounding board for musical experimentation that it is. I fear I’ve neglected another important element: the audience! I don’t know of a more neighborhood-friendly music spot than the Hoot at Harriet; people come in off the street, walk or bike from their nearby homes and often are netted and brought in. The regulars have welcomed all types of artists, and in fact, many audience members are artists in their own right.  Read more…

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BECCA MARX: Hoot Report from Harriet Brewing, June 11, 2015 — Nakedness, for a singer songwriter to step away from their band, and into the solo spotlight can be an intimidating place, but more often at The Hoot, a place for growth. An invitation for an artist to explore the mist of uncertainty, to experience the feeling of a new song when it leaves their lips, and fills a room. I find it a privilege to witness that every week at The Hoot. Read more…

BECCA MARX: June 11th Hoot Preview — The Mad Ripple Hootenanny is fond of taking performers out of their element, and putting them onstage in next to nothing. This week in particular, you might see a different side of the artists, one that may be less familiar to you than their collaborative musical projects. This Thursday night they’ll be all alone…  Read more…

BECCA MARX: June 4th Hoot Preview — June has arrived, and each day brings more light as we reach towards the summer solstice. Soak in every sunbeam, sound and moment possible, and join us as we celebrate living in the light.  Read more…

BECCA MARX: Hoot Report from Harriet Brewing, May 28, 2015 — People say there’s a magical quality about the Mad Ripple Hootenanny. If I had to choose one word to express the essence of the Hoot, it’d be: SPONTANEITY. I often find myself giving the venue a quick 360 degrees, and I’ve never been disappointed in my observations. Read more…

BECCA MARX: May 28th Hoot Preview — May is slipping through our fingers and in honor of the last Hoot in May, I have written a poem: “May you always showeth up, May the food trucks always be arrived, May the beer always floweth, May the glasses always be risen, May the stories always holdeth you, May the music always playeth, May you cometh again to Hoot in June…” Read more…

BECCA MARX: Hoot Report from Harriet Brewing, May 21, 2015 — Memorial Day is a time to reminisce about the old days and hold dear the memories of loved ones. The Mad Ripple Hootenanny last night relived old times, but created new memories to cherish, as well. Read more…

BECCA MARX: May 21st Hoot Preview — The Mad Ripple Hootenanny on 5/21 happens to land on the holiday “National Memo Day.” To honor this day I’ll write a memo regarding the Hoot’s To Do List for you: 1. Enjoy a true troubadour’s return to the stage. After a musical hiatus Jonathan Delehanty performed this April with fellow singer/songwriter Luke Redfield and poet Drew Scott at The Icehouse. Read more…

BECCA MARX: Hoot Report from Harriet Brewing, May 14, 2015 — Thrilled to report that the Hoot was indeed “magical” as I’d predicted it would be! I am no soothsayer but the odds were in my favor with the line-up of Doug Collins, Katy Vernon, Jeremy Messersmith, Ananda Bates and Jillian Rae. There were some fortuitous moments as well, not the least being the pouring rain that brought us all inside, cozy-like. Read more…