Greetings – It’s not easy to bid goodbye to summer, but you can do it with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step if you come to Caffe Lena this week. There are so many kinds of music smiles: because the song hits a note of truth, because it’s funny, because it makes us remember old times, because it’s played brilliantly or sounds sweet . . . I hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore the sample songs below.
This is the final week of our Summer Streaming Special, whereby you can have twelve months of Caffe Lena TV for 50% off (only $60) if you pre-pay for the year. More than a 100 new subscribers will be joining us for nightly shows this year, thanks to this offer. It’s wonderful to have people from around the country, and even overseas, enjoying this magical little listening room in Saratoga Springs.
Fans moved fast when we put tickets on sale for a rare chance to see Ritter solo acoustic in an intimate listening room! With rich stories and heartfelt lyrics, Ritter’s Americana reflects personal experiences and historical themes. The New York Times reflects, “Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” Subscribe to Caffe Lena TV to watch the show streamed live.
Biting humor, raw vulnerability and keen observations form a tapestry of songs with authenticity and emotional depth. His many accolades include a GRAMMY, and “Album of the Year” awards from NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice and No Depression. Saratoga singer-songwriter Reese Fulmer will open the show.
A classic ’70s folk-rocker who carved a place in the landscape of American music and became a mainstay of FM radio. After five decades, Pousette-Dart remains every bit as adventurous, inspired and personable.
This illustrious band has been transforming classic country, rock, and pop into harmony-rich, elaborately arranged bluegrass for decades. On their latest album they bring their freewheeling joy and immaculate musicianship to hits by Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine and James Taylor.
Sawyer’s annual weekend on his home stage is not-to-be-missed for the fans who cheered for him as he rocketed out of local open mics and farmers market gigs to national celebrity when he won The Voice at the age of 15. For those who have discovered his raw, soulful Americana, and powerful songs more recently, there’s no better place to see him.