4/2 Gig at SoNo Caffeine in South Norwalk, CT
It was such a pleasure to sing at SoNo Caffeine in South Norwalk, CT last night. First, I had heard from the booking manager that the coffeehouse had new owners, but I did not expect to find such a positive change in the venue. The new owners took out a lot of clutter – the various antiques and other pieces of furniture and art – and keep it much cleaner. They also painted. I felt like I had walked into a reveal on one of those home design shows. It was so much more pleasant to be there than it had been previously. It’s just amazing how much an improvement in the physical environment positively effects your experience.
I had a great time at the gig. Thanks to everyone who attended. I was honored that both Phil Bowler and Larry Stoler were there following the radio interview last week. Jim Nichols took some fantastic pictures, and I look forward to having them up on this site soon. This was my first gig of the year, and I had been itching to start performing again. I was pleased with how I sang. The gig provided the perfect kickoff to this portion of the new CD promotion, some nice momentum. David Cook was wonderful on the keys as always. We’ve done a few duo gigs over the past few years, and on these occasions when its just the two of us, I have more an opportunity to listen to him play, which I enjoy very much.
Getting back to the renovated SoNo Caffeine, if you live in Fairfied County, I would recommend stopping by. It’s a nice place to hang out. They have great desserts and drinks. It’s a good, local alternative to the Seattle national coffee chain. I would also recommend this venue to musicians in the area. I live in Manhattan and gig there based on the relationship I have with the booking manager, but its not necessarily the most convenient location for me. if you live close by though, its a great option for a small, nontraditional venue.