LIVE: The Suitcase Junket @ Caffe Lena, 12/30/16
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Glenn Kaplowitz
Since it first opened in May of 1960, the Spa City’s legendary Caffè Lena has been hailed for presenting the brightest new stars of the folk and roots music world. That tradition continued as the Suitcase Junket christened the stage for the grand re-opening of the Caffe.
A roots-rockin’, one-man-band hailing from the Pioneer Valley, Matt Lorenz (aka, the Suitcase Junket) is a great example of the venue’s bold booking strategy, which honors the rich musical tradition with an eye always focused on the future.
Having played at the May, 2015 kick-off for the Caffe’s capital campaign, the Suitcase Junket was the perfect choice to introduce the “new” Caffè Lena to a new generation of music lovers.