MOUNT VERNON — A few months ago, a group of musician/songwriters got together, playing their own songs for each other, and started exploring and developing the material using each other’s talents. In order to share these songs they started a once a month, casual, coffeehouse at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main St. in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio) held on the last Saturday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m.
The group has a wide range of musical backgrounds from delta blues to bluegrass, folk to rock, country to jazz and have all recorded individually and in various combinations of musicians and in multiple settings. What they bring to the area is a new hybrid of music, not any of the above mentioned styles but something, well, different.
Sarah Goslee Reed, Alison Cline, Noah Shull, Biller Miller, Skip Trask, Mike Petee are the musicians and writers and they invite the public to join them on the last Saturday of each month. There is no cost, although donations are accepted and they provide coffee, tea and goodies as well.
The group in various combinations has been casually going through their songs and performing for a few months now and finally decided they should actually call the gathering by a name shorter than all the musicians names, so after going through an amazing number of names that none agreed on, the name used by white settlers for this are, Owl Creek, was recently chosen for this new musical congregation in Knox County.
So, for those who are seeking an evening that is different from the bar scene or movies or just plain staying home, is family- and ear-friendly, and a refreshing way to kick back after those long weeks at work, join Owl Creek and relax.
For more information about Owl Creek and The Last Saturday Café, visit www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018 and thank you to the Ohio Humanities Council and Ariel Foundation for helping to get this idea off the ground.