caffe lena en Ellis Paul At Caffé Lena <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Ellis Paul</a> is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and one of the top songwriters to emerge out of the fertile Boston folk scene. He helped create a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk rock style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 90's.</p><p>He is also writes folk music for kids and families and will be playing a free Little Folks Concert tomorrow at 11 a.m. at <a href="">Caffé Lena</a> in Saratoga Springs, NY. (He’s playing a show there tonight, too. It’s sold out. )</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 82974 at Ellis Paul At Caffé Lena SPAC - The Tang and Caffé Lena <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are joined by two dear friends of our program – who happen to direct organizations in Saratoga Springs AND whose organizations happen to be collaborating this season.</p><p>Ian Berry is the Dayton Director at the <a href="">Tang Museum at Skidmore College</a> and Sarah Craig is the Director and is in charge of booking at <a href="">Caffé Lena</a>. Ian will tell us about TRANSFORMer – a collaborative, community-specific sculptural installation currently on display at The Tang. He and Sarah will tell us about the exhibition, Caffé Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 71035 at SPAC - The Tang and Caffé Lena Lucy Kaplansky at Caffé Lena on 7/20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky makes every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe.</p><p>She is performing at Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, July 20th.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 69584 at Lucy Kaplansky at Caffé Lena on 7/20 David Greenberger and A Strong Dog - So Tough <p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">David Greenberger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has just released his latest CD, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">So Tough</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recorded with his new band, A Strong Dog (<a href="">Kevin Maul</a>, Mitch </span>Throop<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and<a href=""> Matthew </a></span><a href="">Loiacono</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">). For decades, David has collected stories from elderly people. Rather than portraying them as repositories of wisdom and memory, </span>Greenberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> illuminates their full and present humanity. David's </span>monologues<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are entwined with live music in a show that is emotionally rich, charming, funny and evocative.</span></p><p>The works all draw from David's conversations with the elderly in nursing homes, senior centers and mealsites. Some reflect memory loss or other aspects of cognitive decline, while others simply mirror the process of two people coming to know one another through conversation and listening.</p><p>David Greenberger and A Strong Dog will perform at <a href="">Caffe Lena</a> in Saratoga Springs, NY on May 31st at 8pm.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65821 at David Greenberger and A Strong Dog - So Tough