Tout le monde n’est pas content…

Il fait trop froid!

Chirp your way to happiness by appearing at our OPEN STAGE Friday March 27 after warming yourself with a top line Carpe meal to support the bottom line- always a good idea.

On Saturday March 28th experience another form of March Madness by coming to hear BILL CAMPILINI & the CAMPLINAIRES. They don’t often disappoint, and this time they practiced.

Remember to call to reserve seats for shows.

Really worth checking out a new face Thursday April 2.

British singer-songwriter BOBBY LONG hops over the ocean (actually he lives in New York now) to land at the Carpe. Bobby emerged from London’s club scene with a reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. The phone started ringing as soon as this was posted to his website- Bobby has some loyal fans.

Since relocating to New York, he has released two CDs of powerful original material: the first—A Winter Tale (2011)—an homage to his acoustic roots, while the second—Wishbone (2013)—bears a grittier sound that showcases his sorrow-filled voice and his stellar guitar playing.

Ode to Thinking, his third full album, was recorded in Austin, Texas and marries his varied musical influences, resulting in a strong collection of compelling new songs. It was supported by a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign, and plans are being made for its release this year.

“Co-writing a song for the soundtrack of blockbuster movie du jour, Twilight, and having teen idol looks must be a blessing and a curse for London-based singer-songwriter Bobby Long. ..

Bobby’s stripped-down, one-man acoustic live show is intimate and compelling and though he banters confidently with the crowd, during songs Long hides almost self-consciously behind his hair. Originally hailing from the West Country, the 22-year old troubadour’s smooth, soulful voice has a gentle rasp, much like Ray Lamontagne or a young Van Morrison. ‘Dead And Done’ – a sunny, Johnny Cash name-checking track, and the woebegone ‘Two Years Old’ are the highlights on this rainy, late summer night.

The Twilight connection has certainly given Bobby Long a leg-up and, with time, he should transcend the fame-by-association and be recognized in his own right as the superior storytelling musician he is.” Rachel Wright- Clash

April 3rd– Good Friday for an OPEN STAGE.

Saturday April 4 the BROTHERS QUINN liven things up as always. This four-piece folk ensemble from southeastern Wisconsin is fronted by WAMI award winning fiddle player Blaine McQuinn. The Brothers Quinn perform a variety of music including Irish, bluegrass, classic country, and blues; however, it’s not unusual to hear some Beatles or even Radiohead. Blaine is joined on stage by his brother Timothy McQuinn on drums, washboard, and vocals, Peyton Lencho on upright bass and Brian “Looper” Lucas on harmonica, guitar and vocals. Together, these boys bring a unique energy to familiar songs and even a few unfamiliar tunes.

Look for the return (after a too-long while) of CURTIS & LORETTA– “are in many ways the quintessential folk duo: finely honed vocal harmonies of multidimensional intrigue, abundant talent on an array of stringed instruments, deep traditional roots, great originals, and equally strong strains of gravity and playful irreverence.” Rick Mason Minneapolis City Pages A-List

as well as TIM GRIMM & JAN LUCAS