Jubilee Mule, the band that I’m lucky enough to play in, opened the 40th season of the Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead. It was such a pleasure to play in a place that didn’t serve beer or didn’t have the Red Sox game playing on an array of flat-screen televisions. (Although it is nice when the Sox hit a home run right when we end a tune…) The audience was filled with friends and family from near and far away. It is a great venue to perform in. The Me & Thee lives in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead.
There are about forty of these venues in and around the Boston area. Each of them feature comfortable, welcoming surroundings, a professional sound system, desert and coffee and a constant stream of todays best musical performers. These venues are members of the Boston Area Coffee House Association . BACHA stages are manned exclusively by volunteers who are dedicated to offering a wonderful musical night out for the entire family.
Here’s a video that was shot by someone in the audience and posted on YouTube. We are playing a set of tunes that JP learned from the playing of Jody Stecher titled “Old Country Stomp”.