Deb Tripp has signed on to host the monthly Whoop and Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night at the Portage Legion on Nov. 29, from 7-11 pm.
Tripp will open with a 30-minute concert. A burgeoning singer-songwriter, Tripp moved to Manitoba from southern Ontario this past summer. She has been singing and playing guitar since she was 12-years-old, and in the last six years has been actively pursuing playing at open mics, jam sessions, and community concerts.
Her recent gigs in Manitoba include Flin Flon’s Blueberry Jam 2019 and Swan River’s Home Grown Musician Concert.
“I’ll perform mainly cover versions of folk-rock, blues, and some soft rock with a smattering of my own material,” explains Tripp, who will also be hosting the open mic and jam session following her concert.
“I also act in community theatre. My last role was ‘Madame Arcati’ in the Kincardine Theatre Guild’s production of ‘Blythe Spirit.'”
Josh Wright, artistic director of Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival, invites all emerging and established artists in and around the Portage community to share their material with a supportive audience.
“We love seeing musicians come out to perform and jam, but if you like to sing, act, tell stories, write poetry, rap, dance, or perform comedy, the stage is also yours. And if you simply want to hang out and enjoy the show or bring an instrument for the jam session, you are most welcome.”
The Open Mic & Jam Night is free and accessible to the public, thanks in part to Portage Community Revitalization Corporation’s Small Grants Program.
The Whoop and Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night at the Portage Legion will break for Christmas and resume in January. The musical evenings will continue into April.