Poor Michael’s Bookshop & Café is our local meeting place in Onanole. Here is where you can find an old, original copy of one of Grey Owl’s first books (signed) and under glass, ready for the collector. Or, you can have a great fair trade coffee which you can take out into the courtyard with your lawn chair to set up for an evening concert like the one we had last night.Murray Evans, co-owner of Poor Michael’s introduced Ken Hamm (Juno award winner) last night.
Playing with a unique finger-picking style and slide on his 1930 National steel guitar combined with a throaty blues-style voice, or picking an instrumental on his Martin, Ken gave us a delightful set of music, stories, and lessons about the blues, much of it in the traditional Delta blues style. Finishing off with a stand-up banjo was a treat. No wonder he is a guitar teacher, and teaches guitar workshops across this country.
A great local crowd turned out on a clear night, with the sun setting, and tucked into the courtyard. We picked a few video highlights to share with you. Enjoy!