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Click on Them Coulee Boys to hear one of their great original songs. They're coming from Eau Claire, WI for their Capital Region debut at Lena's this Thursday.
Come for the music, or cuz you love Wisconsin, or if you're ready for a dose of Lena!
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Greetings - Maybe you've read this pledge on our website: "In keeping with Lena Spencer’s devotion to presenting deserving talent regardless of fame, our diverse programming sets the stage for musical discovery year ’round. Caffe Lena is a place where your faith in the power of music will be renewed."

This pledge implies a lot of trust: you trust that we'll find great music to put on our stage, and we trust that you are willing to give newcomers a fair shake. This mutual trust is why Caffe Lena was able to play a role in launching Dylan, Emmylou, Arlo, Ani, Sawyer, Billy Strings, and all those yet to come. 

This weekend we bring you three first-time bands, an almost first-timer, and a young woman who is now an old friend (Heather!). Please clear your busy schedule, buy a couple tickets, and enjoy a fun and relaxing night at Lena's.

See you at the show,
Sarah
=MID-WEEK SHOWS=

Monday, July 18 / 7 PM - Donation Jar
OPEN MIC NIGHT


"Live From Caffe Lena" Radio Show
Tuesday, 8 PM / 
WEXT 97.7 or 106.1 FM
Wednesday, 7 PM & 12 AM, Sunday, 1 PM / Folk Music Notebook 

Wednesday, July 20
Tutorial 6:30 / Jam 7 PM / $5
BLUEGRASS JAM
HOSTED BY RED SPRUCE
Tuesday, July 19 / 7 PM / $10
Rochmon Record Club
Amy Winehouse - "Back to Black"
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Alyssa Vosganian takes the big chair for this month's deep dive into Amy Winehouse’s second and last album, “Back to Black”. Includes “Rehab”, “You Know I’m No Good”, "Love Is a Losing Game” & “Tears Dry on Their Own."
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Thursday, July 21 / 7 PM / $20
Them Coulee Boys with Mama Said String Band
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Two super fun, hot bands in one night! Soren Staff and Beau Janke grew up in the glacier carved river valleys of the upper Midwest, otherwise known as coulees. The constant companions were branded “them coulee boys” by fellow counselors at the bible camp where they met. Joined by more brothers bringing mandolin, bass and drums, they've become a rollicking outfit taking the midwest by storm. Louisville, KY's Mama Said String Band recently won the Lexington Music Awards, Best Bluegrass Band in the Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards & Bluegrass Artist of the Year in the Lexington Music Awards!

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Friday, July 22 / 8 PM / $25
Bob Holz and A Vision Forward
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Veteran jazz drummer Bob Holz has worked with the likes of David Newman, Cornell Dupree, Parliament Psychedelic and regularly with Larry Coryell. He's touring in support of a new album with studio contributions from an impressive cast, including John McLaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, Darryl Jones, Randy Brecker, Brandon Fields and Airto Moreira. Tonight he brings to Lena's stage a trio of Mikal Serafin on guitar and Devery Battle on bass for a couple sets of easy flowing, sometimes smooth and sometimes funky, up-tempo, melodic contemporary jazz. Highly recommended!

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Saturday, July 23 / 8 PM / $24
Heather Maloney Trio
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Her gorgeous, light, indie-folk songs are moored in deep spiritual practice & reverence for Joni, Rilke, Ken Burns, and the anonymous authors of Zen parables. A few years ago she traded a quiet, structured life as a yogi for the kinetic life of a touring musician. The core of her songwriting remains centered in curiosity about our inner world, with bouyant melodies made possible by conservatory training in classical vocal technique. 

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Sunday, July 24 / 7 PM / FREE
= At Music Haven / Central Park Schenectady =
Sammy Miller & The Congregation
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We're taking our turn in the beloved Music Haven summer concert series at Central Park, Schenectady. Bring a picnic or hit the food trucks. Enter the drawing to win some great prizes, including a heck of a gift package from Caffe Lena! We're joining the Music Haven team to present one of our all-time favorite bands: the jazzy, funky, funny & charming Sammy Miller and the Congregation. See you under the stars! Opening set by SUNY Schenectady Faculty Jazz Combo.
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Sunday, July 24 / 7 PM / $24
Nefesh Mountain
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This boundary-pushing quintet is the first to openly represent Jewish American culture, tradition, values and spirituality in the world of American roots music. With a potent repertoire of Bluegrass and Americana, "they preach peace, understanding and acceptance with musical muscle." (Rolling Stone) 
 

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MEMBERS' CORNER
Independent Venue Week just wrapped up. It was a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country and a nod to the people that make them succeed--like YOU! This remains a challenging time for live music, with the rebound coming slowly. But it's important to remember how far we've come. Here's a video that will take you back to December, 2020 when we were all on lockdown and live streaming was the only way to hold our community together. Your donations, participation & cheers build the path to recovery. Thank You.

Caffe Lena has nearly 1,000 active members. These folks are planting songs and growing community with their annual donations. They also get the best seats in the house, early access to special shows and some neat swag. Learn More
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518-583-0022


Executive Director, Programming & Development
SARAH CRAIG
sarah@caffelena.org

Director of Operations
MATEO VOSGANIAN
mateo@caffelena.org

Program Coordinator, School of Music
VIVIAN NESBITT
musicschool@caffelena.org

House Manager / Volunteer Program Coordinator
HANNAH STIRZAKER
kitchen@caffelena.org

Marketing Manager
CAROLYN SHAPIRO
carolyn@caffelena.org

Caffe Lena TV
REESE FULMER
reese@caffelena.org

Production Manager 
KRISTINE REYNOLDS
kristine@caffelena.org

Broadcast Sound
JOEL MOSS

House Sound
JOE DEUEL

Kitchen Supervisor
JUSTIN WILCOX

Our mailing address is:
Caffe Lena, PO Box 245, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Caffe Lena is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
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