I have been going to the Cafe Carpe in Ft. Atkinson for almost 20 years now. I’ve seen many greats in that tiny, 50-person room, from Greg Brown to John Gorka, and occasionally played there myself. It is without question one of the best listening rooms in America.
This weekend, Bill & Kitty & the crew are hosting two nationally-touring songwriters who you absolutely should go see. Friday is Jess Klein, who proves that everyone sounds better playing a Gibson Jumbo:
Saturday is Dan Bern, an Iowa-born workhorse of a songwriter: