Some fine Open Mics in the greater Boston area

the Cantab Lounge (Monday nights), hosted by
my friend Geoff Bartley, the most authoritative
player I know. (There -- I said it.)

Blackthorne Publick House (Wednesday nights), fronted by
the always congenial, congenitally capable Matt Putnam.

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention George Woods, an offensively talented young man who hosts the Sunday night open mic at the 6B Lounge.