Twilight Service is taking that golden hour and putting it to words and music. It’s an attempt at capturing a vibe that is local to performers Mighty Mike McGee, Ben Henderson and Derrick Sanderlin. West Coast poetics and music come together for a night of mirth as an ode to the Beloved City Under the Bay. One part artistic push, one part pulling it all in, this is a gift of presence to a community that deserves so much more. The evening will be filled with the best of what Mike, Ben and Derrick do, along with a few friends stopping by.
We implore you to bring yourself.
Mighty Mike McGee has been writing and performing humor and poetry for over 30 years. His style is witty, unique, playful and a bit acerbic. McGee is an eclectic entertainer and host from San José, California, and is always looking to bring the audience into the deeper conversation that could be happening on stage. He has traveled throughout most of Europe and North America, regaling folks with stories, poems and humor on thousands of stages, from bars to universities, from cafes to galleries—where there is a mic, there can be a Mike McGee.
Ben Henderson, a captivating artist and singer hailing from San Jose, CA, has enchanted audiences since 2000 through his diverse musical projects and exhilarating live performances. With his soul-stirring vocals, Ben’s songwriting delves into the depths of existence, contemplating themes of life, love, and mortality, leaving listeners spellbound.
Derrick Sanderlin is a musician, writer, and organizer from the Inland Empire. Surrounded by a diversity of sound, he grew up singing in convalescent homes and churches and performing with local punk rock and metal bands. His first EP, Ghetto, blends jazz, punk, folk, and R&B to communicate the complexity of his family, love life, and identity as a young black man in dominant culture