Friday August 3 Charlie Smith & Rob Aronstein— Blues
Get rhythm when you get the blues. These guys have the stuff to get your feet happy as you start tapping your toes, bopping to the beat these cats lay down as they have for decades. Charlie can evoke that sophisticated big city Chicago blues in the vein of Otis Rush, or just as handily, take you on a river cruise of the Delta. Rob is going to tickle those ivories in a perfect weave to Charlie’s guitar licks. It’s a killer combination, it’s a blues sensation.
Cafe open from 5–10pm with music in two live shows from 6–7:30 or 8–9:30 5$ Cover. Call 518 326 2064 for reservations
Charlie Smith Engaging and dynamic performer, prolific songwriter, blues guitarist and vocalist of the highest caliber are just some of the descriptions one could apply to Charlie Smith. Entertaining listeners in New York’s Capital District for nearly 40 years, Charlie is happy to have found in the players listed below a virtuoso backing group equal to the task of expressing and extending his musical vision. For more on Charlie himself, click here (dedicated page under construction).
Rob Aronstein Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Rob Aronstein has been working with and promoting Charlie and the Charlie Smith Blues Band since 1999, performing on and producing Charlie’s CD, “Hardly Ever Blue”. Rob currently performs with Charlie and as a solo and freelance pianist/organist.
~ Tapas Specials for Friday August 3rd ~
Cuban Egg Rolls w/ a dijon mustard sauce
Arroz Con Pollo—Chicken stewed in an herbed tomato broth and cooked in a rice casserole
Crab cakes w/ roasted red pepper sauce over saffron rice
Cuban BBQ Ribs w/ a spicy guava glaze, served with yucca fries
Grilled Strip Steak w/ a churrasco steak sauce, served with house made mashed potatoes
Cilantro-Lime Tofu w/saffron rice and sauteed veggies
Steak, Eggs, & Crab Cakes w/home fries and toast
…w/rice, beans & plantains