They looked like naturals, even as they jumbled the occasional lyric or flubbed a note, here or there.
At Max’s Taphouse last Friday night, the figurative spotlight turned to three friends — two with microphones in hand, the other there for moral support — and the drums and piano gained momentum through the speakers. After confidently making it through the first verse, Michael Allison took a slight step forward to seize his moment.
“Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven / I’ll come crawling on back to yooouuu,” Allison sang, raising a fist in the air and dropping to his knee as the crowd of roughly 35 people cheered.
Mark Bishop, longtime karaoke...