Writer Emily Clark sat down to talk original music with Hollis Greene.
It wasn’t long after we started BBC Acoustic Night at our Plymouth pub before Wicked Local caught wind of what was going on and ran a story about what’s rapidly becoming Monday’s must-do event throughout the region. And, for that, we thank them.
Writer Emily Clark met up with Hollis Greene at his “oh-so popular store” The Music Box and got his take on what he thought was lacking in the area’s music scene, “And that is original music,” according to the story. Greene and his girlfriend Angel Dombrowski, of the band Macalla, are the hosts of BBC Acoustic Night which began last month and features only original music.
As Clark explains in the story, the BBC Acoustic Night is a cut above a random open mic because, “You have to make the cut. Prospective bands and musicians contact Greene, who vets the music first and then books the lineup at the club.”
After working in England where he operated an acoustic lounge “…and spent 15 years running my own music store,” as Greene said in the story, he came back to Plymouth “…much to Plymouth’s benefit if you ask just about anyone in town,” as Clark so kindly wrote.
BBC Acoustic Night happens every Monday night from 7:00 – 11:00, upstairs at our Plymouth pub. The second story is turned into a “true listening room” with sound engineer Ed McGee ensuring that levels and lighting are perfectly set to highlight the performers and the music.
BBC Acoustic Night is sponsored by The Music Box, Craft Beer Cellar, Guitar Pedal Shoppe and Mars Records. It’s ‘no cover’ in every sense; no cover charge to watch or perform and no cover songs. How original.