This group is a work in progress. I've just become the organizer so bear with me and root for me to put something together that makes it work.
This Meetup will be about making musical connections in the Hudson Valley. If you are a musician looking for other people to play with, this could be the place to find them. There are a lot of open mics in the area and there are coffeehouses willing to let musicians sit in and play at various times of the day and evening. Rather than be another open mic, I'm thinking that the MeetUps for this group could be something where musicians get together without an audience, work some things out, and then, well, do whatever they want to do with that - start getting together regularly, play together at an open mic, etc., But the notion here is to get together without an audience so that we can just knockabout, see what cooks and go from there.
I'm going to see if I can find some sort of venue that would work as a Meet-Up location for us. Just brainstorming, I'm thinking a church, rec hall, conference room at a hotel, coffeehouse with a separate room. Any suggestions?
I'm also thinking this group could be an information clearing house for the open mics in the area and a listing of how to get on the schedule for the coffeehouses that let you come in and just play. There is a list of open mics online at http://www.hvmusic.com/listing/openmic_list..., but it's a little difficult to work through. Maybe we can make it more useful for us.
Anybody interested in being a partner with me in this? Always more fun to do something together.