The Nellies and Friends Play the Victorian Stroll at Carmen’s

Troy Victorian Stroll This Sunday

—The Whole Town is Open!

VictorianStrollDress up in your Victorian finery, pass a few coppers to the urchins, and have a grand time! Don’t expect any snow, the weatherman says 50°. As usual, the best food and grandest times will be at Carmen’s— We are open from 9-7, the Stroll runs from 11-5, so come in afterwards for a song and a smile.

The-NelliesThe Nellies Return! Energetic rootsy, alt-country, Americana band —  to play the Victorian Stroll at Carmen’s. Who knows what their lineup will be this Sunday? They always bring friends, and each new player is better than the last. Listen in from 2-6, with breaks for Jim-Gerale and Cubano Sandwiches. Or a brewski and fries. Or whatever.

Tapas Specials / Victorian Stroll / The Nellies / Almond Crusted French Toast / Party Hearty at Carmen’s!

Tapas Specials for Friday, December 6

Cuban Roast Beef
w/ roasted veggies & baby new potatoes

Braised Chicken Thighs
w/ cream sherry sauce over rice & beans

Pan Seared Salmon
w/ white wine lemon sauce over saffron rice

Vegeterian Flamenco
lentils, peppers & potatoes simmered in herbed tomato broth, topped with a froth of corn, served with a grilled roll


Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake


Carmen’s Will Be Open From 9-7 For The Victorian Stroll—And the Trolley stops right outside!

This Sunday, Dec. 8, Victorian Stroll—The Nellies! Beautiful and tuneful, these ladies play the greatest Alt Country/ Americana in the area!
2-6 pm   —   no charge, no cover!
—And we’re serving free hot spiced cider to boot!


Almond Crusted French Toast

Oh, My, it’s good! French Toast, crusted with chopped almonds, drizzled with our own caramel sauce, topped with our own fresh-whipped cream, and garnished with fresh red raspberries One taste and you’ll speak with an accent forever!


Party Hearty at Carmen’s!

Reserve a Table for a small party and we’ll serve you family style.  Is it a birthday?  Let us know and we will give you a special gift! Pick A Time for your larger party and we’ll open just for you—  sit down or buffet, cash bar or open, with a special menu created just for you!

Holiday_Partyc6d7b6Remember, we make it ourselves:  Everything from the sangria and wine cocktails to the bacon and chorizo right on down to the ketchup.  We love to cook and we love fresh food!

The Nellies perform at CArmen's CAfe for The Troy Victorian Stroll

Sunday, 12/ 2: Victorian Stroll Come Hear The Nellies: energetic rootsy, alt-country, Americana band

Sunday, 12/ 2: Victorian Stroll Come Hear The Nellies 2-6PM, No Cover

Victorian Stroll Special: Fresh Scratch-Made Spicy Hot Chocolate



The Nellies are an Albany, NY based, rootsy, alt-country, Americana band. The band is driven by core singer-songwriter duo, Karen Ann Gilpin (acoustic guitar/banjo) and Peggy Lecuyer (mandolin/harmonica) who both contribute driving rhythms and beautiful two part harmonies to their songs. They are joined by Gene Lemme who keeps The Nellies in line on the upright bass. Also joining The Nellies at shows are an assortment of stellar lead players such as Kevin Maul and Mike McMann, as well as others. You will find The Nellies’ energy contagious. Their fun loving stage presence will put a smile on your face.

Karen Ann and Peggy write a number of the songs that The Nellies perform and combine them with well chosen covers performed by Fred Eaglesmith, Donna the Buffalo, The Grateful Dead, Kasey Chambers, Gram Parsons, Abigail Washburn, Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch as well as the inclusion of some favorite, traditional bluegrass songs.

The Nellies have proudly released their first CD in October of 2011 and are laying the musical groundwork for their next release. You will find The Nellies playing at a variety of events and venues in the greater Albany, NY area – please go to our gigs tab to see where we’ll be playing next and feel free to contact us to play at a venue near you!