Date and Time
Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 7:00pm
First Street Cafe presents:
VARIETY NIGHT! - Three Great Acts!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:00 to 10:00 PM
Act One: ***Mark Comstock***
Act Two: ***Junkyard Academy***
Act Three ***Folie a Deux***
Come early to get good street parking and a good table. It's sure to be an entertaining evening.
MARK COMSTOCK: moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 90s and played guitar in the Errol and Alexandria Slack group, one of the East Bay's finest jazz and R&B ensembles. As a founding member of the Backyard Party Boys, he returned to acoustic music and played at several of the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festivals. Recently focusing on songwriting, his blues-inflected vocals and wry lyrics have evoked the adjectives 'Waitesian' & 'Newmanesque'. Mark has worked lately with bass player extra-ordinaire Mike McCurdy. It's guaranteed to be an engaging and entertaining performance.
JUNKYARD ACADEMY: has played on the streets of Benicia until one day, he found First Street Café to discover he could do all this *indoors* for once…what a concept! Lewis is a true performer! Get ready to be entertained with his funny, quirky, one-of-a-kind stories told through original songs, guitar and vocals he affectionatly calls "Geek Power-Pop". He’s been told he writes "ear-worms", (songs that stick in your head), but while he knows what the phrase means, the visual of actual worms in his ears makes him queasy. "Gahh! what if they breed in there?"
FOLIE A DEUX: Jim Wiant & Pam Callen are
present a wonderful repertoire, (primarily folk music), from familiar Dylan covers to the whimsical and hilarious “20 Naked Pentecostals in a Pontiac.” Pam’s infectious smile will put you in a good mood even if she is singing a sad John Prine tune. Despite what their name means in French, make no “mistake” La Folie à Deux promises tight guitar
work and excellent vocal Harmonies.
We all can't wait to see you there!