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Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam

WHETHER YOU COME TO LISTEN OR PLAY, YOU’LL BE TREATED TO SOME GREAT BLUES PERFORMANCES!

Every Fourth Wednesday

SIGN-UP 7 – 7:30 / FEATURED ARTIST 7:30 – 8 / OPEN MIC & JAM begins at 8

Every fourth Wednesday Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up for a great evening of acoustic blues performed by amateur and off-duty professional blues players from around the Capital District. Whether you come to listen or play, you’ll be treated to some great performances! All ages and playing levels are welcome.

Our host is keyboard player and WRPI radio host & NYS Blues Hall of Famer Sonny Speed, a founding member of SABS.

Our full menu will be available from 7 to 7:30, and at intermission

Our featured artist kicks off the night at 7:30. Open Mic follows at 8 PM. The much-anticipated jam rounds out the evening, with all players invited to join in. $5 admission for adults, FREE for students.

January Feature: Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy

Andrew Wheeler and Michael LaPorte are Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy, a popular Capital Region blues duo featuring acoustic guitar and harmonica and tandem vocals.

This duo won the International Blues Challenge Capital Region competition in 2016 and 2017.

Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy takes inspiration from the greats of the tradition, especially Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Son House, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, the nighthawks, Li’l Ed and the Blues Imperials, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, The Three Kings and Paul Butterfield