Jim Walsh and The Mad Ripple Hootenanny are now performing every Friday from 6:30-9 p.m.
“When you keep doing something it has roots, it sticks with people in a way that all the high-def digital media cannot,” Walsh said. “It has an organic, old-timey feel.”
The Hoot originally launched in Java Jack’s basement in 2006, and has featured hundreds of rotating singer/songwriters in the years since. A new ensemble plays every Thursday at Harriet Brewing, and will stick together for a second night each week at Studio 2.
“It’s long been my dream to do a two-night stand thing,” Walsh said. “The camaraderie we can take from one night to the next night.”
After a year in business, Studio 2 has made a few additions to its menu. Owner David Hussman highlighted the pulled pork sliders, weekend waffles and Zesty meatballs.
“You can get in there with coffee and wine and good food and no cover, it’s free,” Walsh said. You can just wander in there and hear some beautiful music.”