Mitch has been around these parts for quite a while. I got the chance to hear his set at Boons Treasury last year and I was quite pleasantly surprised. He has a soulful voice and an endearing stage presence. I also want to feature Barrel & Keg. They’ve been having open mics and singer/songwriter showcases for the last year. What’s really unique about this venue is it is an all ages venue, dog friendly and they have a pod of food trucks in the back. You can order your food from the food trucks and come inside and enjoy the ambiance and listen to sweet live music. Give it a try. Free. Barrel & Keg • 1190 Broadway St NE, Salem • 503.584.1177 • www.barrelandkeg.com.