Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Wallace’

LIVE: Jeremy Wallace @ Caffe Lena, 3/4/11

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Jeremy Wallace

Acoustic singer-songwriter and blues master Jeremy Wallace rolled into the cozy, little second-floor coffeehouse that is Caffe Lena last Friday evening, reeling through an evening of his patented blues style that fuses instrumental prowess to gruff, whisky-soaked vocals that fall somewhere between early Tom Waits and classic Leon Redbone.

Accompanied by upright bassist and long-time collaborator Matt Gruening, the retro-looking Wallace sat in a chair on the stage playing his guitar, telling a joke or two and singing his heart out to a near-capacity crowd of fans.

Wallace has become a favorite at the legendary Saratoga coffeehouse because of his wry, wiry songs, tongue-in-cheek humor and classic blues guitar style. Last year, Wallace’s Caffe Lena show was part of the coffeehouse’s sold-out 50th anniversary Decades concert series. This time around, his performance was the linchpin concert of the Caffe’s annual Acoustic Blues Festival Weekend. And you can bet that Wallace – and his fans – will certainly be back for more again next year, too…

Review and photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk


Caffe Lena Photo of the Day

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Caffe Lena, we’re proud to present one photo each day this month from the archives of soundman/house photographer Joe Deuel.

Here’s a photo from 2007 of Jeremy Wallace, who is bringing his trio back to the Caffe on Saturday night to serve up some blues-soaked Americana for the final show in the Decades Concert Series:

Jeremy Wallace

Celebrating Caffe Lena from 2000-2010, the Jeremy Wallace Trio splits the bill with Ramblin Jug Stompers at 8pm Saturday for the final show of the Caffe’s Decades Concert series retrospective. Tix are $25.

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