Friday, March 30, 2012

Live Music @ wanderLust road


It is our belief that what Clark Roberts has accomplished with live music at Salida Cafe has had as much influence on the current feel-good vibe in Salida as the river park and Salida trails. To have a listening room that offers such great talent as we have witnessed was / is-----well, special. Especially for a town of this size and is one of the many things that has put Salida on the map as a destination in and of itself. Terri and I think that it is very important that we maintain that sort of venue. A listening room! A place that is not about drinking, although that would be nice. Not a bar, but, a listening gallery where we come to support and appreciate musicianship----listener-ship. I get it!! I’ll admit that it took awhile. To date, at least in our tenure of 18 years Clark is the only one who has been able to pull this off by offering more than a venue, but-- a bed, a meal, a drink, good company, and an appreciative audience. In short a great host. To that we commend you Clark!!!
While Terri and I at wanderLust road do like hosting a good social gathering it is not our intention to compete with Clark and his future productions but offer a venue to Clark [as long as he is willing] where the music appreciation club can gather and listen. We hope that you will join us in this pursuit.
Thanks t&g

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cool french "cafe' jazz". Perfect for a journey down the

  

Jessica Fichot at WanderLust Road

Monday, April 2 at 7:00PM

Folk / Jazz / French pop 6:00 pot luck 7:00

Cool french "cafe' jazz". Perfect for a journey down the
wanderLust road-----aaah


Clark Productions' first show at WanderLust Road, located at 146 West First Street, downtown Salida. 719.539.0420 Concert at 7:00 following a 6:00 Pot Luck. Chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that’s truly international. Her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American upbringing colors the songs on her debut album. It’s called Le Chemin, “The Path,” and for good reason: Jessica takes the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of gypsy jazz, Chinese and Latin American folk music, through the classic American repertoire, and off into the wilderness of her imagination. A youth spent playing music in Parisian coffeehouses and concert halls led her first to graduate from the School of Audio Engineering in Paris and then from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her music features sophisticated writing and pure, beautiful vocals - sung mostly in French and English, along with some Chinese and Spanish - as well as her piano and accordion playing.  Each of her songs produce a mood, and ambience...sometimes intimate, sometimes epic. Her music can combine energetic Django-esque swing with the kind of sardonic lyrics that were the stock in trade of legendary singers like Serge Gainsbourg and Georges Brassens. Her singing and instrumentation convey inventive and dreamy arrangements, musette dance hall and sparkle, playful and sexy linguistics, all backed by an amazing quartet of clarinet, upright bass, and guitar. Suggest $8-10