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This is Caffe Lena's concert guide to help you plan your shows for the month of October. This guide includes artists who are brand new to the Caffe Lena stage, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar and...
Joy can be wonderfully infectious. 🙂 Especially when it involves Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo & Chuck Lamb. We’ve squeezed in a last minute show this Thursday at 7 PM. And that’s just the start of a fabulous week of music, poetry, storytelling and more!
Are you coming to the festival this weekend? This is the one that usually happens in May, but we decided to try October this year. If the weather doesn’t cooperate we’ll be in the Spa Little Theater at SPAC so this wonderful FREE event is ON rain or shine! We’ve got the ethereal Dreamers’ Circus from Denmark, and anthemic folksinger Crys Matthews, and four other diverse bands. What a great chance to gather and renew our spirits!
Caffè Lena In the News
LIVE: RICHARD THOMPSON @ CAFFE LENA, 08/31/2022
By Michael Hochanadel for Nippertown — Even after seeing Richard Thompson charm more than 10,000 people on the outdoor Gentilly stage at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and hypnotize smaller crowds in much cozier spaces, the focused force of his music felt astounding at Caffe Lena Wednesday.
In the second of three sold-out solo shows, the singer-songwriter/guitarist played two of my big-three favorites: “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” and “Beeswing,” but not “Ghosts in the Wind.” That’s not a complaint; these two towering tunes did what they always do. “1952” wove a tender noir motorcycle murder-romance and “Beeswing” rued the love-versus-freedom paradox for peak pathos. Trusting the crowd, Thompson introduced several new songs; those worked well, too.
In fact, the show’s only rough spots were old songs whose lyrics he temporarily forgot. But he shrugged this off as confidently as he dismissed the awed applause for his “oh-my-GOD!” solo in the overdrive rocker “Valerie.”
Thompson took the measure of the capacity crowd right out of the box with “Walking on Stony Ground” – he said it was a tale of senior lust, correcting himself to “mature lust.”