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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Help me write a song

Posted February 27, 2009 10:13 a.m. EST

Help me write a song tonight! I’m going to do something I’ve never done before – write a song while performing.

We will call the song “Luther Café.” That’s all I’ve got so far. I will lean on the audience to assist me with writing the lyrics. Actually, the Luther Café is where I will be performing from 7:00 to 10:00 tonight. It’s a coffee shop and entertainment venue and is part of Christ the King Lutheran Church at 600 Walnut Street in Cary. The church is right across the street from Burger King and next to Cary High School. I performed at the Luther Café last year and had such a good time I really wanted to come back. The setting is warm and intimate. The acoustics are superb. Plus, they’ve got a great sound guy with lots of high quality microphones.

You don’t have to dress up. I’ll be wearing jeans and sneakers. And admission is free. Katy Kirkendall runs the show. She says The Luther Café is run solely by volunteers and donations. The venue is open for music performances every month on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Friday.

You might ask – what in the world am I going to do for three hours? Well, I’ve got a bunch of songs to play and sing. I’ve got some great stories including a new one about Elizabeth Gardner. You can ask me anything you’d like about the news business. I’ve also got a slide show and a North Carolina quiz. And, of course, we have that song to write.

So what rhymes with café? Soiree. Convey. Display. Buffet. Feel free to help me get started with the song on the blog here. See you tonight at Cary’s Luther Café!