It's doubtful that your mom regularly attends an open mic venue, but if she does, this one is entirely different.
If you live in the Bryan/College Station area and if even a smidgen of your heart loves music, please do me the favor of reading the following article from Maroon Weekly: Village Cafe Fosters Local Talent
This one is close to my heart, and that may be due to the involvement of my husband and several friends. Nonetheless, I strongly believe in traveling off the beaten path and immersing one's self in the often uncharted territory of local music.
I've observed that other areas such as Austin or even Denton have a strong draw in the community when it comes to the appreciation of local musicians. B/CS, on the other hand, seems to fall victim to the draw of Northgate. Sadly, college students, young professionals, and long time residents fail to observe the talent located just across the tracks. Sure, we flock to bands migrating from other cities, but why aren't we celebrating our own talent with the same, if not escalated, enthusiasm? Just a thought.