I’ve been invited to be the featured performer at the Kairos Poetry Cafe on Sunday April 17 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (81 Christopher Street). The Kairos Poetry Care is a fabulous free-wheeling performance space hosted by Robin Small McCarthy and Alan Baxter. Poets, musicians, singers, playwrights, writers, visual artists, performance artists etc. - all genres are welcome. It’s all kinds of fun and I am very excited to be featuring. The Cafe runs from 2 - 5 PM. I’ll be on around 3:00 to do a 30-minute set. I’ll be performing new songs and a couple of songs from my upcoming album. No cover charge. Hope you can make it.
I'm so excited to be returning to perform a solo show at one of my favorite venues in the world, Starving Artist Cafe at 3 PM on Sunday March 1. They have fabulous food, great acoustics, and a warm fun-loving crowd that really listens to the music. Starving Artist Cafe is located at in beautiful City Island (249 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10464, 718-885-3779). It's my first full-length show in a while. Hope you can make it!
I am so excited to be the featured performer at the Stark Reality Open Mic on Friday Feb 13, one of my favorite coffeehouses in NYC. Stark Reality is a fabulous uncensored open mic for poets, musicians, actors, performance artists, and comedians. Hosted by DJ VIV, It has the freewheeling spirit of a slam poetry show. So you know I'll be bringing my rawest shit! I'll be doing a 20-minute set. The coffeehouse starts at 7 PM.
We are very excited to be featuring Christopher Street Coffee House at St. John's Lutheran Church founder and fabulous singer-songwriter Meg Braun at our Open Mic on Thursday February 12 at 7 PM (6:30 sign up). Meg will be presenting songs from her upcoming CD, "Restless Moon". If you were lucky enough to catch Meg's scorching set at the Open Mic earlier this month, you will know why we can't wait to hear more. I'll be co-hosting. Bring your songs, your ears, and your open hearts and keep the magic going!
Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, “The Folk Punk Woody Allen”, and his rascally mangos present “Quasimango, the Lunchbox of Notre Dame”, a one-man, ten-mango musical, in which our hero, a deformed mango, strives to win the affection of Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader Esmeralda Kelly. As Esmeralda is traded to the never-winning Columbia University Lions, Quasi follows her from South Bend, Indiana to the North Pole to a cataclysmic climax at Columbia’s football stadium. Sung and narrated by a single performer who assumes more than ten roles – nine of them mangos – this combination of folk, blues, rock, and rap tells a story like no other. Refreshments will be served! Party with the mangos!
Sounds Like: Lou Reed, Suzanne Vega, David Bowie (Official), Jonathan Richman, Richard Thompson - RT
Bio: He’s been called “the folk punk Woody Allen.” From the harsh streets of his native Queens, NYC, Bob Katz introduces a startling new voice. His debut album, “When Good Mangos Go Bad” finds humor in an unfinished burger, pathos in a phone call to mom, biting anger about gay bullying, and a bizarre ...See Full Bio