When I was in college, and for a good many years after, I was a serious coffee house dweller. I studied, ate, listened to music, and made life-long friendships at a number of caffeine-pushing establishments.
There is just something about a coffee house that is close to heaven for me. Intelligent crowds, great conversation and of course, the wonderful smells don't hurt either.
Coffee houses have a reputation for supporting the arts, music included, and many songwriters got their start here. Cafés tend to be small, so a songwriter can sit on a stool with an acoustic guitar, or behind a piano and perform with very little, or no amplification. Add this to the fact that the coffee house demographic tends to love music, and you have a fine performance option for the songwriter.
I'll take a coffee house over a bar any day of the week.
This playlist was inspired by all the time I've spent in cafés. I've selected each song based on a few criteria.They had to be acoustic-based, sparselyRead More »from Acoustic Coffee House: Volume 1