Friday, August 6, 2010

Micha's last set

Last night at open mic, we had an outpouring of support for our lost friend Micha. His family was there along with friends and fellow singer/song writers. We signed him up on the list and gave him his last set. Patrick our sound guy played two of his song and dropped the house lights; as a single spot shined on an empty chair. We sat together in a silent room, many were crying and all were thinking about this man that brought his talents to our room.

Open Mic becomes a community. This was so evident as these artists came together to share their music, grief and joy.

Ken Harris gave a wonderful set that combined the Fred Rose tune "Blue Eye's Crying in the Rain" with Micha's "Good Morning Whiskey"

Rick Strole did a beautiful version of Mcartney's "Here Today". It was so sweet, Micha would have loved it.

Here in Cave Creek we post notices of death on the post office window. I posted my first yesterday;

Micha Mcgerrah died Tuesday morning. He was 38 years old. During his life, Micha was a father, son, brother, husband, bull rider, and a singer/songwriter. He loved, Cave Creek, and everything the American west had to offer, always had a smile on face and was seldom heard letting an unkind word cross his lips. Please join his friends and family celebrating this man’s unique journey, this Sunday, August 8th at The Cave Creek Coffee co. at high noon.

If you're free this Sunday please drop by a celebrate the life of our friend Micha McGerrah.

1 comment:

  1. August 8th 2010

    No man is an island entire of itself; every man
    is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
    if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
    is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
    well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
    own were; any man's death diminishes me,
    because I am involved in mankind.
    And therefore never send to know for whom
    the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    John Donne

    My formal condolences are expressed on the loss of Micha.

    May we all be comforted by good memories,
    of conversations, and of songs and of love ,
    and of friendship and life

    Our hearts and prayers are with his family.

    May he rest in peace,

    Kenn Harris