Montague Common Hall Open Mic



Montague Common Hall (34 Main Street, Montague, MA 01351, Montague MA)

Common Hall Open Mic in Montague Center.

     Place: Montague Common Hall, 34 Main Street, Montague, MA 01351

     Date:   Saturday evening, October 14, 2023

     Time:  6:30- 9:30 PM (Doors open at 6:15) (Sign-Up starts 6:15)

     BYO food and beverage

     Masks are optional. Voluntary donations welcomed

The performance at the Montague Common Hall on October 14, 2023 is an acoustic show.  Rick is joined for this show by his son Carey Gumaer (Cajon) and Richard Thomas (bass).    

Rick Gumaer has played guitar since his teens starting with rock and roll in high school.  He moved to this area in 1980 to attend graduate school at UMass and played occasionally, but had no time to form and rehearse with a band.  He has played regularly with a group of musicians at the Conway Inn and has played gigs with some of the musicians in that group.  He started writing his own songs about 12 years ago and released his first album of originals, called “Lucky, I Guess”, during the pandemic. The music on his album runs from folk to rhythm and blues to rock.    Some songs are personal, while other are just stories.

                                                                                                                                      Carey Gumaer is an audio engineer (UHart) and drummer and helped his dad start his recordings. He built the computer that “Lucky I Guess” was recorded on.  His day job is in the tech department at MIT, but he still plays and records in the Boston area.  He will be playing percussion on the Cajon for this show.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard Thomas writes, sings and records music in a cabin at the end of a dirt road in Leverett, Mass.  He studied Jazz Bass performance at Berklee College of Music, and New England Conservatory.  Rich supports his art through creating sound and music for network TV.  He received an Emmy for his work on *Law and Order*.  Rich is passionate about raising our vibration and transforming the world through creating music.