Inspired by the monthly open mic gathering of poets and musicians – known as Beat Night at The Press Room, 77 Daniel Street in Portsmouth – Mike Nelson’s recent book of poetry, “Another Forty Years,” includes a double-album CD called “View from the Mic,” featuring Nelson – along with other readers – accompanied by The Beat Night Band.
“I wanted to recognize the community that supported me,” Nelson says. “The CD is a love letter to the poets and to the musicians.”
This is “Jack’s Night Fire,” my original tribute to Jack Kerouac – accompanied by the amazing Beat Night Band. Thanks for this opportunity Mike!