Sean Howard Smith, the organiser of the Kibitz Room Bar open mic night at Canter’s Deli, Los Angeles on Sunday 20th January 2013.
Back in the day, The Doors and Frank Zappa met in the Kibitz Room on Tuesday nights. Informal star-studded jam sessions began taking place where the groups would rehearse, schmooze, and kibbitz. Many, including Joni Mitchell, The Wallflowers, Rick James, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, have come here to hang out, sing, play, and most importantly to eat and drink. (www.cantersdeli.com/lounge.html)
I enjoyed playing here in this famous spot, it was a crazy night full of colourful characters and an eclectic mix of performers and styles.