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October 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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The show is sold out but you can listen and enjoy via livestream on our YouTube channel and ideally provide life support to artists and venue by anteing up at www.paypal.me/cafecarpe if you have a PayPal account or by using the DONATE button on our home page. The link to the show.

ATTENTION: The summer fling of the Delta variant has us once again rethinking how to safely do our business. The CDC recommends that vaccinated Americans return to wearing masks in indoor spaces in communities where coronavirus transmission is substantial or high, and Jefferson county, Wisconsin, is currently in the substantial category https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view, so we’ll do our part.

The small space of the listening room prevents any reasonable distancing. For the safety of everyone, and to protect the performers who cannot mask while performing, we will be requiring:

  • mask wearing in the listening room, and recommending it in all of our spaces when not eating or drinking
  • proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test

Keep checking for updates, as circumstances could require further measures, or even cancellation.

Buy your tickets in advance right on this page.

Mother Suzzy and daughter Lucy released their new recording I Can Still Hear You in the fall of 2020.  They set up studios in their bedrooms: Lucy in Brooklyn, Suzzy in Manhattan, to finish the record.  Hailed as “one of the year’s best” by Americana Highways, the new album has been met with high praise.***

     Those familiar with LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE are aware of her bell tone voice, her unshakable melodies, and her knack for wise, wry lyrics. It’s no surprise that Wainwright Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III, half sibling to Rufus and Martha Wainwright.  Lucy has carved out her own career as a touring singer/songwriter and recording artist, with five critically acclaimed solo recordings released on her own label: Eight Songs, Eight More, Lucy, There’s a Last Time for Everything and her most recent Little Beast (Winner of the Independent Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter.)  Other recordings include a collaboration with her sister Martha Wainwright on Songs In the Dark, a collection of lullabies. For over a decade, as a solo act, armed with a guitar, a deadpan sense of humor, insightful songs, and a voice that makes tough guys cry, she’s built a solid following across the US and Europe. 

     SUZZY ROCHE is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches.  She has recorded over eighteen albums, written music for TV and Film, and toured extensively for forty years across the U.S. and Europe. She has performed with the experimental theater troupe, The Wooster Group, for over twenty years. Her children’s book Want To Be In A Band (Random House) was published in February 2013.  Wayward Saints (Hyperion/Voice) is her first novel and was a selection of the Spring 2012 B&N Discover Great New Writers Program. Her most recent novel The Town Crazy was published in August of 2020.

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE recent review of Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche’s performance at The Space in Evanston Illinois said, “Their voices intertwined in gorgeous union…mother and daughter had the room in the palms of their talented hands. This was a glittering gem of a show.” 

***Praise for I Can Still Hear You

I Can Still Hear You is an album for our times. Every song shimmers with perfection, even as it reminds us of the ragged ways that we love and the misery and loss of the days in which we find ourselves.” – Folk Alley

“This mother-daughter duo use their their vocals to repudiate despair, to transcend the mere mortal. These are vocals that take you to the other side of the mountain, where renewal reigns supreme.” – No Depression

“One of the best albums of October 2020. the album has a hushed, muted melancholy about it: the goofy joy of classic Roches may be missing, but the family vocal blend and wry intelligence are, thankfully, being passed to the next generation”Rolling Stone

“Suzzy and Lucy took their pain, that lonesome feeling and from it created a magical record. Easily one of the best albums of the year and can stand with those legendary Roches records from the day. You owe it to yourself to experience it.” -INK19 UK

“On “I Can Still Hear You,” Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, beautifully blend their warm voices and create a delightful musical counterpoint to the dissonance of 2020. “Love is a thing that does rule every nation,” goes one lyric. Let’s hear it for harmony” – Associated Press

“Their finest hour yet, it’s a musically gentle listening experience, suffused with both love and sadness and, as the title implies, a reminder that while we may be apart our voices are not silenced.” – Folk Radio UK

“Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls guest on this beautiful set of powerful contemporary folk from two generations of one of music’s most prolific and beloved extended families. –The Second Disc



October 14, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm