Jan 19, 2010

Caffe Lena

A Little Slice of Americana
Saratoga Springs is a great place to call home - a small town with rich history.  In 1777 the victorious battle of Saratoga turned out to be the deciding battle of The Revolutionary War, convincing France to join the rebellion ultimately leading to American independence (at least that's the story according to the Saratoga Historical Society).

Folk Music - the music of American struggle, freedom and political change - also claims some historical roots in Saratoga.  Check out the current American Way (American Airlines) article about Caffe Lena, a really valuable neighbor on my street in Saratoga (yes, literally six doors down...okay, maybe 8).

Years before moving to Saratoga I spent some evenings hanging out there and fell in love with the place.  At that time the legendary Lena Spenser was still alive.  I never imagined I would one day be living in the same neighborhood - able to walk in and hang out anytime - or stop while walking by, stand on the sidewalk and listen to a great song.  It truly is the same today as it was then...warm and friendly; a great place to hear great music!







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