One of the many perks of living in an area with so many colleges and universities is that there are frequent opportunities to hear really good, live music. Last night was one such opportunity. At Tate Street Coffee House, a band called Wake Robin* delighted the audience with great Americana music. The musicians, Mark Dillon, Holly Riley, and Emily Damrel played acoustic music and harmonized for two hours. Holly is in graduate school in Florida now, so having her back in North Carolina was a real treat. Holly not only sang but also played banjo and fiddle throughout the night. Mark and Emily still live locally and hopefully will be putting together more shows.
Between music inside Tate Street Coffee House, music at the Tate Street Music Festival, performances at Greensboro College and UNCG, and all of the music in the churches nearby, there is probably great music available every day of the year within walking distance of Tate Street. It is so special to support local talent and the musicians are always so appreciative. While local musicians perform because they love sharing their music, it never hurts to toss a little money in the tip jar- or in the case of last night's performance, the vintage, aluminum coffee pot.
What a great way to get ready for the week! Thank you Mark, Holly, Emily, and Tate Street Coffee House!
*earlier typo corrected. Sorry, Wake Robin. Maybe we weren't awake when we typed the post. Perhaps autocorrect was not our friend. At any rate, correction made!