Streaming Cafe

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Performers | Video Overview

by Michael Donley
The hibernation of the winter has seemed fruitful for this months performers as the spring has brought the birthing of new albums. All four performers have just released new recording and will showcase their new material for the live streamed shows.
Streaming Cafe have just started some building improvements (read the blog), so our May 12th show is tentatively cancelled, but check back for updates!
As always, check out video from past shows and if you can't make it out to the cafe for drinks and music, catch the shows streamed live @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/ - 7pm (pacific standard time)... it's free!

Zachary Lucky's music is a fresh take on traditional folk; a melodic and usually acoustic affair, with an accent on storytelling and a sparse, folky atmosphere. His new album Saskatchewan speaks to his prairie roots. The the last few years he has toured non-stop, and we are happy to have him back at the cafe. Zachary brings a new face for us with him, Carly Maicher.
Carly has just released her debut recording in which Zachary Lucky produced. The album was recorded  in a cabin on the tiny island in New Brunswick called Grand Manan.

If you can look deep into the video darkness, you will notice two dark sharpes in the form of Zachary and Carly.

JON BRYANT - May 19th
Jon Bryant launches his Canadian tour at the cafe straight from performing in Europe for the last couple months. Jon's new album What It Takes  is officially releasedtwo days before the live streamed show at the cafe. He has been busy since the last time we had him at the cafe, with nominations from the East Coast Music Awards, Music Nova Scotia, and Covenant Awards.

JP HOE - May 26th
I first spoke with JP Hoe over two years ago and I'm very happy finally connect for a show. Catchy, melodic, engaging; some of the terms used to describe the tunes of JP Hoe. His new EP Mannequin is a must have...great tunes!
read a feature blog that we wrote on JP Hoe

Building Improvements On The Way!

by Michael Donley
Streaming Cafe has a lot cool things on the horizon. Before I explain where we’re going, it could be helpful to say where we’ve been...

In the Spring of 2009, a quaint downtown brick building found new life in the birth of an idea to merge the love of good coffee with the love of art and good, live, indie music. Over the last 3 years we are proud to have served the local downtown businesses & organizations on a daily basis and featured a number of local artist’s works on our walls. Our live music shows have continued to grow and because of the great local support , the cafe has been established as a destination for touring musicians.  We’ve live streamed over 250 indie artists and showcased those shows in over 400 YouTube videos.

Artist Rendering
All this info (and maybe a bit of bragging), comes from my excitement of continuing to move forward in our vision to create a great space for amazing coffee (have you tried a Pour Over?) art, music and helping to sustain downtown Kelowna as a place to be.

Starting this month Streaming Cafe will break ground in what is to be a three story adjacent office space that will take us out of our mobile van into a new production room.  Scheduled for mid this summer we will be boasting a new patio, allowing our patrons to mix some good food and drinks with our warm Okanagan sun.  Along with some small renos inside the cafe, this will allow us to host more people to our events and eager listeners for our weekend listening room.
Artist Rendering

The entire project is scheduled to take around 10 months, but we are planning on being open for business as usual (fingers are crossed).

Whether you come for the cafe your lunch meeting or make it down to for a show, we sincerely appreciate your support  and look forward to what’s ahead for us at the Streaming Cafe.