• Poor House Bistro (open mic) – July 29, 2019

    1. Ships That Pass in the Night, by Paul Laurence Dunbar 2. Why Fades a Dream? by Paul Laurence Dunbar © 2019 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • Caffe Frascati (open mic) – July 23, 2019

    1. Ships That Pass in the Night, by Paul Laurence Dunbar 2. Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar © 2019 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • Poor House Bistro (open mic) – July 22, 2019

    1. Ships That Pass in the Night, by Paul Laurence Dunbar 2. Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar Note (December 5, 2021): Only a few days before, I had begun arranging “Ships That Pass in the Night” by Paul Laurence Dunbar. At first, I could not get past the first couple of lines, and I thought…

  • Poor House Bistro (open mic) – April 29, 2019

    1. 1969 2. A Dream Within a Dream, by Edgar Allan Poe 3. Credo, by Edwin Arlington Robinson © 2019 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • Caffe Frascati (open mic) – April 23, 2019

    1. My Childhood Home I See Again, by Abraham Lincoln 2. Credo, by Edwin Arlington Robinson © 2019 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • Poor House Bistro (open mic) – April 22, 2019

    1. Bad/Atmosphere (U2/Joy Division) 2. An Old Story, by Edwin Arlington Robinson This was my first open mic appearance since 2015. © 2019 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • The Ugly Mug (open mic) – December 21, 2015

    1. Heart of Gold (Greensleeves) 2. L’Envio © 2015 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • The Ugly Mug (open mic) – August 24, 2015

    Debuted two new arrangements: 1. “An Old Story” (1919), by Edwin Arlington Robinson 2. “My Childhood Home I See Again” (1846), by Abraham Lincoln My 33rd open mic performance at The Ugly Mug. The full text of Lincoln’s poem can be found here. © 2015 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • The Ugly Mug (open mic) – June 22, 2015

    1. Highways Heading Home 2. I’ll Press On Original songs. My 32nd appearance at The Ugly Mug. © 2015 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.

  • I performed an original song, inspired by the story of the prodigal son, after a sermon I preached on June 21, 2015. My text was Luke 15:1-32. 1. Highways Heading Home The sermon and song were recorded, but the mix is fairly raw. © 2015 – 2021, Mark R. Adams. All rights reserved.