LIVE: Joseph Arthur @ Caffe Lena, 5/12/14

Sarah Craig and Joseph Arthur

Sarah Craig and Joseph Arthur

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Joseph Arthur is a Renaissance man kind-o’-guy. He rolled into Caffe Lena and took over the famed Saratoga Springs stage recently in support of his new album, Lou, a collection of intriguing interpretations of songs from the catalog of the late great Lou Reed.

But in addition to his work as a musician – 10 albums and 11 EPs to his credit – he’s also an accomplished visual artist, and while the Caffe Manager Sarah Craig was introducing him, Arthur was already sketching out his next painting – onstage. You gotta admit, that’s something you don’t see very often…

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Opening the show with a mighty impressive set was singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin, accompanied by guitarist Danny Roaman. You can catch Tolchin in action at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, June 18, opening for Vanessa Carlton.

Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur

Jonah Tolchin and Danny Roaman

Jonah Tolchin and Danny Roaman

Jonah Tolchin

Jonah Tolchin

Joseph Arthur's drawing

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