Homer's Coffee House

Homer's Coffee House
Theresa and the "Theresa Fan Club" with Pickin' on the Patio T-shirts
For 2014, Homer's Coffee House has decided to discontinue Pickin' on the Patio. It has been a great ten years. A big thanks to everyone who has been involved.

Pickin' on the Patio was a weekly open-mic jam session hosted by Homer's Coffee House, 80th & Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas.

The group met every Monday night between Memorial Day and Labor day at 7:30. We began in 2003, so we are into our eighth season.

The hostess was Theresa Kaat-Wohlert who did a great job of keeping things moving and assuring that everyone who wants to play had a chance. Her husband Bob, is a musical giant who will gladly give a free music lesson when asked, and helps keep everybody in time and on key. Jim Mathis plays the dobro and was the initiator of this summer event.

Jim founded Homer’s in 2001 and patterned Pickin' on the Patio after an event his father hosted in the 1950’s. Jim is no longer involved with managing Homer’s and volunteers his time with two of his band mates on Monday nights to make a successful event happen. The band members of Sky Blue consist of Jim Mathis, Theresa Kaat-Wohlert, Bob Kaat-Wohlert and Wes Burrows.

The puprose of Pickin' on the Patio was first, to have a good time; and then to develop friendships and relationships to encourage one another and build one another up. In the process we hoped to encourage talent and build musical skills.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

It was another delightful night at Pickin' on the Patio. Perfect weather and a good number of performers and observers.

Next week, August 31, will be the last Pickin' on the Patio until June 7, 2010.

Join us one more time this summer and start getting your stuff together for next spring.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

It was another beautiful night Monday with plenty of pickers, singers, and watchers. We have been blessed this year with mild weather for Pickin' on the Patio.

This week we had some cowboy songs, spiritual songs, a little tribute to Woodstock, as well as our usual assortment of country, pop, gospel, and rock tunes.

We have just two weeks to go for the season, so come out and enjoy the live, impromptu music for two more Mondays before Labor Day.

There is such a variety of music and skill leveles that we never know what is going to happen.

If you have never played before or if you have been playing professsionally for 5o years (we have both) come on out to Homer's on Monday nights.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Beautiful weather

After an afternoon storm, the evening turned out beautiful for Pickin on the Patio. There was a large crowd and plenty of good music.

Thanks to everyone who partcipated. Three weeks to go for this season.

Sky Blue will be at Homer's this Saturday, so everyone be sure to be there.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A wonderful hot night

Last night the heat caught up with us again. In spite of the temp in the high 90's, we still had one of the largest crowds of the season.

There were a number of "moments" that were extremely moving. Some great songs and emotions came out as the sun went down and the evening settled in.

Those us who serve as hosts agreed that God uses us in amazing ways when we just get out of His way. Pickin' on the Patio has proved to be one of those avenues.

I can't believe that there are just four more Monday nights until we pack it away for the season.