Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Melodious Fall evenings.

Hello there fine folks of Park Slope & beyond. I wanted to let you all know of a couple of chances to be a part of & support the local music scene here at Roots Cafe this week. In addition to our usual Friday night happenings we are also having a wonderful night of music this Thursday with some great friends from the Roots community. Erik Emanuelson & Justin Kilburn of Grand Lake Islands will be starting the night off at 7pm followed by the lovely sounds of Robin Bacior & Heather Normandale. As always our events are byob & wine. We ask for a sugg. donation of $3 if you bring your own beverage. We will be serving our usual menu of food & drinks throughout the evening.

 I'm also excited about our Friday night line up with some old friends from down south, The Great Book of John. These guys have an amazing new album out & are getting great press. It's really an honor to have them play a stripped down acoustic set for us here. Starting out the night at 7:30 is local talent, Elisa Lovlie. Be sure & stick around 'til the end to hear the hypnotic world grooves from House of Waters. This is an eclectic night of music that you don't want to miss. Hope to see you all there in your Fall best ready to partake in some good times, pecan pumpkin pie & ginger spice apple cider!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

No sleep 'til....

 Hey folks. Sorry I've been absent for the past couple of weeks...well, I'm not that sorry. I've actually had a couple of amazing weekends of travel. I hit the open road with my good buddy Jonathan Durham to do a crazy performance art piece for some students at UVA in Charlottesville, VA.  It involved: a detour to New Jersey to buy a snake, Jonathan in a skimpy dress & red wig, a lunch date with the two of us & three margaritas each & napping in the van. Good times Indeed!

  This past weekend Randi and I had an amazing trip to the Beautiful town or Burlington, Vermont with our good friends Mike & Tina. The first night we went to a local bar & partied like it was 1999!...seriously, it was a 90's themed hip hop night.
The next few days involved lots of shopping, eating & enjoying the mountains, trees & the lovely lake Champlain. We made sure to take time out for some free samples at the Magic Hat Brewery & Ben & Jerry's Creamery as well. The first part of the drive home was amazing. The highway was surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature I have ever seen. ...Fast forward a few hours to around midnight, 10 miles from home & we get stuck in traffic on the BQE for over an hour. Ah, Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in. Seriously though, its good to be back home & back in the groove of serving this great community.

Join us this weekend for some great music & general good times. Tonight we have our normal Fri. night of music starting up at 7:30. As always byob & wine. Please bring a sugg. $3 donation if you bring in your own brew as well as some money for the performing artist. Be sure & save enough for our delicious food & coffee as well. We are serving up our fall specialties including homemade pumpkin pie & ginger spice apple cider. Check out the videos below for a sample of tonights music: