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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States

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April 2018

Open Mic Night

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Play your song on the Caffe’s famous stage at Open Mic Night! During the past three decades, Lena’s open mic has been recognized with “Best Of” awards from Metroland Magazine, The Saratogian Reader’s Poll and Saratoga’s Fab Five. Just like at our weekend shows, all attention is focused on the stage. Every Monday. All ages, all styles. Originals encouraged but not required. Free for Students / $3 for Adults Sign-up is 7 PM to 7:25 PM First come first serve…

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The Mother of Folk: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Thursday, April 26th. 7pm – 9pm "I Celebrate Life" Tour Begins at Caffe Lena Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 “I Celebrate Life – The Music of Jean Ritchie” East coast tour begins Thursday, April 26, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY With Dan Schatz, Jon Pickow, Susie Glaze and Kenny Kosek. Advancetickets will be priced at $18 public, $16 member, $9 student. Tickets purchased at the door are $2 more. · Student Rush tickets are available for…

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Tom Chapin at Caffe Lena

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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The New York Times calls 3-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music." Chapin is a renowned singer/songwriter for both family and adult audiences. His career spans Broadway, TV, documentary and feature films, and the concert stage. With 24 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Chapin delivers an irrisistable concert of ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother…

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Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler & Friends at Caffe Lena

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk-rock music in America, originating from a chance meeting at an open mic night in a Boston folk club in 1971. In 1972, Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst upon the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Since then, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together. Now, after 47 years of touring, Neal…

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Saratoga Originals: Ria Curley, Mark Emanatian, Jeff Brisbin

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Saratoga Originals is a series that features local musicians from the Saratoga community. This show features Ria Curley, Mark Emanation, and Jeff Brisbin, three staples of the Saratoga music scene. These musicians often entertain in noisy rooms, but this is their chance to show off their original music to a room of attentive listeners. The show will begin with sets from all three of these musicians and conclude with a collaborative performance. Ria Curley is a singer, songwriter who began…

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The Steel Wheels: Night One

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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The Steel Wheels are renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they join around a single microphone to deliver a heady brew of original mountain music. With bell-clear harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage, this dynamic four-piece string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia address the joys and sorrows of home, family and community through the voice of old-time musical traditions. With passionate hearts, fiddle, bass, mandolin and guitar The Steel Wheels have generated…

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May 2018

The Steel Wheels: Night Two

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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The Steel Wheels are renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they join around a single microphone to deliver a heady brew of original mountain music. With bell-clear harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage, this dynamic four-piece string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia address the joys and sorrows of home, family and community through the voice of old-time musical traditions. With passionate hearts, fiddle, bass, mandolin and guitar The Steel Wheels have generated…

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Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Todd Sheaffer is a solo artist and lead vocalist, guitar player and songwriter for the nationally acclaimed band Railroad Earth. His songs are well-crafted stories delivered with outstanding musicianship and strong vocals. Todd Sheaffer has learned his craft through years on the stage and in the studio. He has had the good fortune to work with many talented people, and has enjoyed the support of a devoted and wonderful audience. Over the years, he has played with the greats, including:…

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Ellis Hall: The Ambassador of Soul

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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"Boy, you got so much music in you it's scary!" Ray Charles to Ellis Hall Through the ages, there have been a number of famous blind African American male entertainers in Gospel, Blues, Soul and Pop but few as gifted as Ellis Hall. What other man can claim to have written 3,800 songs, sung at the funeral of Helen Keller at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and before Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Africa, been a member of Oakland Soul…

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The Lonely Heartstring Band

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition: an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a classic Bluegrass quintet combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies. The group has a growing repertoire of original songs and compositions that showcase not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music. Since their…

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Alan Kaufman, Andy Cohen, & Linda McRae

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Join veteran singer-songwriters Alan Kaufman, Andy Cohen, and Linda McRae for this special song summit. Alan Kaufman has played old time fiddle for more than 30 years, and was a member of the influential Wretched Refuse Stringband. He is also a fine guitar and mandolin player. He is responsible for starting and leading several well-attended jams in the greater Boston area, where he is also a much-sought-after fiddle teacher. Andy Cohen is a finger-style guitarist who has been described as…

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