Thursday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
Eric "E-Baby" Smith began writing and reciting poetry in July 2000 with 95.5 WPGC’s Thursday Night Love Talk & Poetry Café. Since then, he’s opened for R&B artists Musiq Soul Child, Me’shell N’degeOcello, and Heather Headley to name a few. He has featured his poetry, hosted poetry shows, and taught classes as a special guest instructor at over 200 colleges and universities across the US. E-Baby has competed in, and won, numerous poetry slams from Virginia to New York within his poetical career. In 2011, he was nominated for the Male Spokenword Performance Artist of the Year by The National Underground Spokenword Poetry Association (NUSPA) and has released two albums.
Peter Seaton more affectionately known as Rain Maker started falling in love with words at the tender age of 5 when he spoke his first sentence inhibited by and uncontrollable stammer rain maker has said that he fell in love at that very moment and nothing has been able to give him the same feeling till the birth of his daughter and his two sons but since nothing else gives him that feeling
Rain maker believes that the words hold the everything we wish for sometimes we just have to keep trying until we find the right combination that will give us what our dreams tell us we deserve
rain maker is a professional poet has open up for Carl Thomas and most def he is featured on many underground poetry and a few hip hop albums says he says his muse loves the nuyorican poetry cafe he takes her out on dates all the time
after 13 years of doing poetry full time and touring almost non stop since 2006 Rain maker feels as if he is fully understanding that his purpose is service to humanity and the poems that come through seek to achieve the very same objective.
Our Tribal Statment
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.