Be Here Now: Acoustic Blues Fest @ Caffe Lena, 3/4-5/11

February 28th, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg

You don’t have to plug in and crank it up if you want to play the blues. If you’re a fan of the acoustic blues, the place to be this weekend is Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. The Caffe’s sixth annual Acoustic Blues Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, featuring two concerts, three workshop sessions and a rare record raffle, too.

Here’s the complete line-up for the fest:

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Festival Fever: Caffe Lena’s Acoustic Blues Fest, 4/16-17

April 12th, 2010, 10:51 am by Greg

It’s not a big festival, at least not by festival standards, but at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, it’s always about the intimacy of the music. And, of course, good music is judged on quality, not quantity, anyway.

And the Caffe certainly does have a quality line-up of acoustic blues music on tap for its fifth annual Acoustic Blues Fest this weekend.

It gets underway with veteran bluesman Paul Geremia, who headlines the show at 8pm Friday on six and 12-string guitar, piano and harmonica. Opening for Geremia will be Street Corner Holler – the duo of Mark Tolstrup and Dale Haskell. Tix are $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

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