Original Forum thread here:
LiveStream Award - to honour the Open Mic initiative & efforts of Rossco
Awarded April 03, 2021
Pre-pandemic, Rossco was involved in an open mic group local to him. A few months ago Rossco - Jason - shared video footage of an online live event that his local open mic group hosted on social media. He was inspired and sparked with the idea of creating a smiliar live-stream open mic event for forum community members. This initiative snowballed and culminated in the inaugural JustinGuitar Community Open Mic Night hosted by Jason on Tuesday 23 March 2021.
Jason has always been a positive, welcoming and active member of our forum family. The Open Mic allowed all to know first hand what a warm and charming man he is - acting in his role as host and facilitator.
Bravo Jason - you have created something fine and valuable.
Original responses from original Forum thread.
Thoroughly deserved for not only the efforts organising the Open Mic but as a long standing forum member, who’s contributions, advice and guidance have help many folk who have followed him down this path. Well done pal. Cheers Toby 8)
I was delighted to read the award in the Newsletter and starting champing at the bit to be able to say …
BRAVO Jason, take a bow, well deserved. You have offered me oodles of encouragement and suggestions over the years. And you do the same for all … many a time I read a post, start to formulate a reply and see you have already said all I would have said and more.
The virtual Open Mic was an idea waiting to happen, and you brought it to life to the great benefit of the entire Forum.
A rousing Hip Hip Hooray!!
Definitely well deserved Jason, you took charge of open mic section which turned out to be a huge success I shall say. You are also very encouraging to anyone with queries or comments in AVOYP section. I hope you will enjoy Justin’s session and it will help you develop as a performer!
Keep on rockin’ my friends
Congratulations Jason - this is very well deserved! Your efforts to coordinate the OM event were very much appreciated and your serving as MC helped it run very smoothly. Your feedback and comments are always very supportive and helpful to those of us who are fairly new to playing. Thanks for all you do, and once again congratulations on this well deserved recognition! Tom
Congratulations Jason, this award is fitting. You’ve created a fantastic opportunity for folks here to take another step into the public gaze in a way that’s safe and encouraging. Thankyou for your enthusiasm and the time you’ve put into getting this event off the ground.
You’re solid in your support of others, sharing knowledge, inspiring by leading. Love your videos, you show such fine style.
Such a well deserved acknowledgement of your efforts, Jason, thank you for all you have done and the effort you’ve put in. I really enjoyed being in the audience for the open mic, it’s inspired me to find and develop a song or two worthy of an upcoming open mic session one day. Congratulations! 8)
Hey Jason, congratulations!I haven’t been around much, so just saw this this morning. I haven’t checked out the open mic thread, so I don’t really know what this is all about, but knowing your videos and all the comments and encouraging words you’ve given me, I know it’s well deserved!
Condensed replies from
Lieven, Richard many many thanks for putting me forward for this and Justin thank you for the recognition. Toby gave me the nod last night that it was in the latest newsletter and it was a complete surprise.
I really didn’t expect anything for setting up the OM. It really was just something that I thought would be fun for us as a community and a logical next step for those of us who post our recordings regularly. I have to say thank you to Adi_mrok who helped out a lot with the Zoom and post editing side of things.
Thanks for all your kind comments as well. I’ve been around a while and we’ve got a nice community here…certainly one of the more persistent ones that I’ve come across in this type of forum. What I didn’t expect was how much that would shine through on the OM. It really was like a group of friends getting together for a social.
Let’s hope we can continue the same theme for the second and hopefully we’ll pull some more members of the forum to perform or be members of the audience.
Thanks again everyone! a lesson with Justin seems just a bit scary!
Thanks all for the very nice comments! It really is such a great forum to be a member of.
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter and hopefully you can make the next Open Mic in May.
To me this goes down as the Initiative of The Decade Award.
It has done so much to bring this community together (at a time when it was truly needed) to a level far more reaching, than just words written on a computer screen. It is truly remarkable to see the spirit of this community, alive and breathing at these events and each one has been a truly special moment. So my heart felt thanks go to Jason for making it possible. Long may it continue. And a special thank you to
@DavidP and @adi_mrok who along with Jason have kept the ship on an even keel and to everyone who have not only stepped into the spotlight for the five shows this year but have been there in our online audience giving such wonderful support.
And in the Community spirit, you are taking care of business for the nect event. That is just how we rock n roll.
taking care of business
That is an excellent tune by a great Canadian band from the ‘70s!
BTO were Canucks ! Well I aint see nothing yet !!
47 years of ignorance…doh.
Now if Mr P’s in the mood for rockin OM6, there’s your song.
The reference was not an accident, though I confess I’d not have been able to name the band, Mari
I tend to throw them in every now and then and always a happy moment when somebody picks up on one.
A well deserved award Jason. You are a shining star