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21 Dec 2017 ~ Thu  
7:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Boscoe’s Brood
Singer/Songwriter
with Kiki Wow
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0590
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Toy Drive

This special event - toy drive - is something Boscoe’s Brood is passionate about. He makes sure that unfortunate children are blessed with toys during the holidays. He will be performing, as well as Mark Shilstone and myself, and other special guests. Bring a toy - that’s all we ask.

About Boscoe’s Brood

BOSCOE’S BROOD (aka Sam Regalado) earned his musical stripes in the Los Angeles coffee house, bar and nightclub scene. Weaned on the music of The Beatles, his tastes and songwriting style eventually expanded and came to include progressive, alternative, harmonic and pop genres; those that today he blends into a creative acoustic sound. Many of his songs are often windows designed to observe the often-quirky lives and habits of everyday people. A veteran road warrior, Boscoe’s Brood has amassed considerable performance miles from San Diego through Seattle, having serenaded music lovers throughout the west with his with guitar, loop, . . . More »

About Kiki Wow

Singer/Songwriter, Kiki Wow, plays regularly throughout the Monterey Peninsula both classic favorites and original songs. Her sweet vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has her audiences singing along from the first song on. She has the ability to transport an audience to a better place. Her songs are upbeat, and catchy, and put down roots in your mind. There’s a lot of the same sunshine and sea-breeziness in her music that KAREN CARPENTER or THE BEACH BOYS are famous for. Carefree, beautifully soaring harmonies are an element of most of Kiki’s songs—SHERYL CROW’s “Soak Up The Sun” could easily pa

22 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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My Front Porch
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Group

This is a fun bunch of musicians and they deliver the goods. They are featured in the MC Weekly so check it out!

About My Front Porch

My Front Porch is a band new to the Monterey area. In their own style they take a blues-loving audience on a trip through time and location, traveling from raw Delta-influenced slide guitar to harmonica-infused Chicago style blues. My Front Porch’s repertoire includes songs written in the 20’s and 30’s, from artists like Robert Johnson and Big Bill Broonzy to more recent blues singers like Keb Mo’ and Robert Cray. The band includes: Gregg Partidge on harmonica and vocals, Pete Hardy on bass, Christina Neilson on vocals, Bill Overton on slide and acoustic guitar and vocals, and new to the band, Eric Dentler on percussion. If you like . . . More »

23 Dec 2017 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Boscoe’s Brood
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
One Man Band

This man gets around, and brings his rig everywhere so he’s ready to play. He’s a looper, he’s a harmonizer, he writes great songs and covers great songs we all know.

About Boscoe’s Brood

BOSCOE’S BROOD (aka Sam Regalado) earned his musical stripes in the Los Angeles coffee house, bar and nightclub scene. Weaned on the music of The Beatles, his tastes and songwriting style eventually expanded and came to include progressive, alternative, harmonic and pop genres; those that today he blends into a creative acoustic sound. Many of his songs are often windows designed to observe the often-quirky lives and habits of everyday people. A veteran road warrior, Boscoe’s Brood has amassed considerable performance miles from San Diego through Seattle, having serenaded music lovers throughout the west with his with guitar, loop, . . . More »

29 Dec 2017 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Ginsing
Funk / Jazz / Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Trio

They so enjoyed themselves, and the audience enjoyed them - love when that happens - so they are back in action at Caffe Trieste.

About Ginsing

"Ginsing is a trio of wide musical variety. Our roots consist of Dixieland, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Classical. We’ve individually played on cruise ships, theatrical stages, clubs, private homes and many other community based outdoor events. Ginny, Cassy and Craig like to be diversified in their sound and appeal to the audience."

30 Dec 2017 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Kristen Gradwohl & Thomas Howbert
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Members of Valley Soul

I love these young performers and watched them form at my early open mics in the village years ago. They stuck together like glue and grew into a phenomenal harmony blend and they will be trading solos during this show. I love them. I love them. I love them.

About Kristen Gradwohl & Thomas Howbert

Local musicians Thomas Howbert and Kristen Gradwohl (members of Valley Soul) join forces to play a blend of indie originals and jazzy classics!

31 Dec 2017 ~ Sun  
7:30 pm - 01:30am
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DJ Ka`nete
Party & Dance
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Dance Party

Happy New Year’s - this eve party with DJ is going to be a dance party to bring in the new year. Gonna be an outstanding rocking’ night - so wear your dancing shoes.

About DJ Ka`nete

Ka’nete is a producer and dj from South Africa. He currently lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. He believes in creating an environment that make people feel at home. HAPPINESS and READINESS to dance ARE CORNERSTONES TO EVERY GOOD DJ SET. Ka’nete believes that the party is not about him but about the audience. His ability to play most genres of music makes him one of the most diverse Djs out there. He is the Resident Dj @ Fourseason hotel W hotel RRS motor club 100 oct motor club Tesla For more info about Ka`nete check out sennierecord.com

5 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
with Dan Frechette
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Come and enjoy the complimentary appetizers!

About Kiki Wow & Friends

Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

About Dan Frechette

Dan Frechette has recorded 25 solo albums and many of his songs have been covered successfully by other artists, including Canada`s The Duhks, "You Don`t See It", Australia`s The Ploughboys, "Who Will Take My Place?", and Ireland`s Dervish, "My Bride And I". These masterfully crafted songs moved a reviewer for Sing Out Magazine to declare Dan "one of the most talented singer-songwriters I`ve heard in a long time." (Mike Regenstreif, Vol. 49 #3 page 136, Fall 2005, Sing Out magazine).

12 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Amy Obenski
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Solo

photo by Beautiful Songwriter, Amy Obenski

Amy has got her act down. From piano to guitar, she has a voice that will melt you from the inside out...and outstanding original songs as well.

About Amy Obenski

Amy Obenski’s soothing yet powerful vocals lay at the forefront of her music treating each word with care and attention. The music glides seamlessly between Folk, Jazz and Rock, with her vocals shape-shifting to fit the mood. With what have been described as “gripping” lyrics and “haunting” vocals, Amy’s songs are conveyed to the audience on an extraordinarily intimate level.

In 2007 her song, “Carousel”, was heard on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, taking the song to number twenty-three on the iTunes Folk Chart. Before that, her second album had been receiving play on MTV’s program, MADE, which is still using her music today. Both su . . . More »


13 Jan 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Int`l Songwriters Showcase
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Such a Treat

This is such a great/popular night of singer/songwriters - we enjoy each artist and the new songs they have just created and written together to showcase.

About Int`l Songwriters Showcase

Come and enjoy the fabulous songwriters are from all over the world presented by Brett Perkins, founder and host of the International Songwriters Retreat. This special concert presentation of new songs co-written during the previous week on the annual Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat in Ben Lomond. One of the foreign artists featured will be French songwriter Magali Michaut www.magalimichaut.com

19 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
with Dan Frechette
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Come and enjoy the complimentary appetizers and wine tasting!

About Kiki Wow & Friends

Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

About Dan Frechette

Dan Frechette has recorded 25 solo albums and many of his songs have been covered successfully by other artists, including Canada`s The Duhks, "You Don`t See It", Australia`s The Ploughboys, "Who Will Take My Place?", and Ireland`s Dervish, "My Bride And I". These masterfully crafted songs moved a reviewer for Sing Out Magazine to declare Dan "one of the most talented singer-songwriters I`ve heard in a long time." (Mike Regenstreif, Vol. 49 #3 page 136, Fall 2005, Sing Out magazine).

19 Jan 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Kyle Kovalik & Richard Bryant
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Player/Writer

Two super talents in Monterey converge to play some great music, super harmonies - and maybe even a guest appearance....come and see.

About Kyle Kovalik & Richard Bryant

Kyle Kovalik spent many a year chasing songs and rivers around the country and abroad, with residencies or extended travel in most of the western states, among other beautiful places. Recently he settled back on the Monterey Peninsula, the place of his origin. He writes songs of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. A graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, and long time guitarist for the Jackson Sundown Band (Seattle) and indie artist Megan Burtt (Denver), his guitar skills add special flavor to his compositions, beyond the typical strumming troubadour. When he’s not playing and singing he can usually be found frolicking . . . More »

20 Jan 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Wes Kelley & The Blackhawks
Americana
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Easy on the Ears

This great group will kick you in the heart and wake you up with stories that are so well told by writer, Wes Kelley. The Blackhawks are a great new band, I know you will enjoy what they have to offer.

About Wes Kelley & The Blackhawks

About Wes Kelley Above all else, Wes is a storyteller. Over the course of his life, he has held dozens of jobs and traveled the world, gathering material for his novels, short stories and original songs. A founding member of “The Delta 88’s”, his songwriting has evolved from blues to what he calls “Mongrel Americana”, combining imaginative storytelling, rich chord progressions and subtle arrangements. An outstanding author, Wes has written ten books and you can read more about them at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/vegasohvegas

27 Jan 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Kiki Wow & Friends
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

Love the lasagna here, gotta tell you true. We love performing here by the window of Alvarado St. - people come in off the street to listen, tip and wow - that’s cool. We will be performing with Ron Beckett a wonderful bassist and friend.

About Kiki Wow & Friends

Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

10 Feb 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Boscoe’s Brood
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
One Man Band

This man gets around, and brings his rig everywhere so he’s ready to play. He’s a looper, he’s a harmonizer, he writes great songs and covers great songs we all know.

About Boscoe’s Brood

BOSCOE’S BROOD (aka Sam Regalado) earned his musical stripes in the Los Angeles coffee house, bar and nightclub scene. Weaned on the music of The Beatles, his tastes and songwriting style eventually expanded and came to include progressive, alternative, harmonic and pop genres; those that today he blends into a creative acoustic sound. Many of his songs are often windows designed to observe the often-quirky lives and habits of everyday people. A veteran road warrior, Boscoe’s Brood has amassed considerable performance miles from San Diego through Seattle, having serenaded music lovers throughout the west with his with guitar, loop, . . . More »

13 Apr 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Mark Stuart
Americana
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Meet the Earles

Definitely from an extremely talented family, The Earles, don’t miss Mark Stuart, Stacey Earle’s husband, and he blew us all away last time he was in this area. Hope you can make it to this show, no doubt will heal you.

About Mark Stuart

Mark Stuart will spend 2016 doing what he has always done. He will tour full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to the stage. Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing. After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar "chops", and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife ("Stacey Earle & Mark . . . More »

4 May 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Claude Bourbon
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Master of Guitar

You don’t hear players like Claude Bourbon every day - he’s super cool with this multi-styled abilities and medieval blues on tour from Europe.

About Claude Bourbon


CLAUDE BOURBON
Medieval & Spanish blues
Guitar & Songs
Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.
The unique Monsieur Bourbon is a formidable performer. He may have his roots in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jaz . . . More »

11 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Rupert Wates
Acoustic Folk / Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
On Tour from L.A.

A true pro - winner of so many awards there’s not enough room to list them. You won’t want to miss this excellent performer.

About Rupert Wates

Rupert Wates was born in London and has been based in the US since 2007. His material is all acoustic, melodic art/folk. He has won well over 30 songwriting awards and in the last two years alone, two tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He averages 120 live shows every year, in every state in the US and in Canada, and is delighted to be playing Caffe Trieste.`