Charlie Smith & Rob Aronstein 11/2—Blues

Friday November 2nd Charlie Smith & Rob Aronstein— Blues

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

Check out their new CD Steppin’ Down Blues Lane. – two cuts were originally recorded at Carmen’s Cafe.

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.

Charlie Smith & Rob Aronstein: The Bluesmen Are Back

Friday June 8  Charlie Smith & Rob Aronstein bring the Blues back to Carmen’s.

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 Mississippi 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

~ Friday Night Specials Menu June 8 ~

Bacon wrapped scallops w/avocado sauce.

Tapas Specials

Cuban BBQ Spare Ribs, served w/arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas) and veggie.

Fried Chicken…boneless thighs w/ a spicy mango sauce, served with saffron rice and black beans.

Grilled Salmon w/black bean mango salsa, served w/yucca fries and veggie.

Crispy Tofu w/seasonal veggies in a cool coconut curry sauce.

Eggplant sliders….grilled, and served with avocado slices and guava glaze on a multigrain roll.