A few weeks ago, I accompanied friend who lives in the Bay area to an open mic in Mill Valley, California at a venue called Sweetwater Music Hall…. Just your typical, ordinary, for the love of god please keep the drinks flowing Monday night open mic. And then something special happened. The house lights dimmed and a six-foot tall, maniacal ball of energy appeared on the stage. The people at the table next to me whispered to us: “that guy was here last week, and he was fantastic!” But neither of them seemed to know who “that guy” was. Turns out – that guy’s name is Alan Chapell. READ MORE.