Last but not least, the ‘Pickin’ Parlor’ club has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes of the Spa Hotel, Saltburn, done a short temporary spell at The Duke William before finding its most suitable venue to date at The Yorkshire Lass, New Marske in Cleveland. The venue has a large but cosy concert room with a stage in one corner. We are currently running it as an Open Mic Stage night catering for Self Accompanied Singers and Instrumentalists. Starting at 8 pm. until 10.30 pm. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, with a nominal cover of £1 plus optional Raffle in order to boost the booking funds.
The New Prairie Home Companions perform short opening and closing spots which may vary dependent on how many participants turn up. Whilst our first priority is to encourage the performance of music, our unchanged ethos is to lead by example and book whenever possible guest Artistes of exceptional ability in their chosen instrumental field! These performances may be on different nights to the regular monthly night and by necessity have a higher cover charge! Guest Artistes will not be booked on an Open Mic night but may require support from The New Prairie Home Companions.
We would like to extend a welcome to prospective guest Artistes, especially Americans intending visits in the future. We are particularly interested in Folk Singers & Musicians in a traditional vein. ie.´Old-Time´; Bluegrass; Western, but are also amenable to contemporary artistes providing that they consider that the instrumental side of their work is as vital as their songs. Please send us your demo C.D. and promo material and I am sure we can fix you up with a gig at the Pickin´ Parlor!
We are very lucky to have the support of the managers of the Yorkshire Lass in this endeavour and trust you will pay us a visit soon? Chordially Stan Gee