Musicians from Cabrini’s campus came together to showcase their talent on this semester’s first Open Mic Night hosted by CAP Board. Held on the lawn of the prestigious mansion, musicians expressed their emotion through the art of music. The hour-long event had talent that ranged from guitarists, to poetry and rap.
Performers included Small Town Trio (three junior students), sophmore Matt Juliano, senior Neil Gogno, junior John Crouse and sophmore Sam Cummer.
One of the musicians was junior business major John Crouse. It wasn’t his first time performing on stage and the music is a big influence in his life. “What made me so interested in music is when I heard the Beatles for the first time,” Crouse said. “My dad also gave me my first guitar when I was six years old and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
Since then, Crouse has been playing in coffee shops, bars and restaurants around his hometown of Limerick and Radnor. He wants to join the ranks of musical geniuses, such as the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. The audience loved the performances, especially rapper/beat-boxer Sam Cummer and rock guitarist Matt Juliano.
Audience including sophomore social work major Nikia Bell, sophomore graphic design major Morgan Taylor and sophomore Spanish major Samantha Uhler couldn’t mutually decide on their favorite performer of the night.
“I love Matt’s performance because I just love his voice,” Bell said. “He also plays the guitar really well. I’m surprised on how good he is.” When asked what they wanted to change about the event, they all agreed on the same thing. “CAP board needs to have this event again but inside,” Uhler said. “I keep getting bitten up by the bugs out here. I hate that. It’s so uncomfortable.”
CAP Board was extremely happy with the turn-out of Open Mic Night. According to CAP Board, the next Open Mic they will aim for more performers. Everyone came out to support their favorite artists and with the new freshman class, there were a lot more people than previous years.
CAP Board has several more Open Mic Night events during the semester including one in Oct.
Even though they only had five performers and each performer could only perform two songs, the crowd enjoyed every minute of it.