Rumplestiltskin
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Rumplestiltskin

Join us outdoors (on the Maplewood side of the building) for a truly magical experience, when the Robbins-Zust Family Marionette Company brings their classic fairytale puppet show Rumplestiltskin to Dottie's.

11:00 am - 11:30am

Free

 

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Copy of Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio

It's always a treat to welcome back the Jeff Link trio; a soulful mix of jazz and R&B. Bassist Jeff Link,  Aaron Dean on Sax and Kirk Scott on Guitar,
live music: 10-12pm
our usual delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                           and outstanding beverages til 3

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Domingo Brunch w Jazz Duo Rob Fisch and Mike Dimin
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Jazz Duo Rob Fisch and Mike Dimin

Rob (piano, trumpet) and Mike (bass) have been performing together and with other groups around the Berkshires and NY's Capital District for over 25 years.  We're proud to bring them to Pittsfield for our famous Sunday morning Domingo Brunch.

They will be performing jazz standards dating back to the 1920s through generations of well known selections and genres including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock and contemporary jazz.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                              delicious brunch specials: 8am-2pm                                                                                          outstanding beverages: all day till 3

About Rob Fisch

https://www.RobFisch.com

Rob began studies at the piano at the age of 6. His early jazz influences growing up were listening to his dad’s old “78’s” of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, and later, listening to Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard.

During his early twenties, Rob studied jazz at City College (NY), where there was an extensive jazz program. After gaining his BA in music, Rob started playing out in the local jazz community in Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

In his thirties, Rob settled in upstate NY in an area centrally located between the Berkshires, the Catskills and the Capital District (Albany). In the late 80s, Rob hosted a jazz radio show at a local station, featuring both recorded music (from his own collection...the radio station had none at all) and live artists from the area. Ten years later, (1996-1999) he started a short-lived, but well received online website called the Jazz Friends Review, which featured CD reviews and articles written by himself and other jazz enthusiasts around the United States.

 

Rob continues to live and perform in upstate NY and western Massachusetts. More recently, Rob has launched Taconic Brass, a boutique brass instrument repair business out of his home in Spencertown.

 

About Mike Dimin

http://www.michaeldimin.com/

Mike has dedicated the past 25 years to expanding the role of the bass and educating a legion of bassists to the possibilities that lie within. Mike began playing solo bass, as  a student at the Berklee College of Music, in 1979. The arrangement that started it all was “Misty”. Mike then spent the next 10 years hidden away in a cave in Vermont (it was actually a rather nice house) working on the techniques and arrangements that would, later become “The Chordal Approach” and lead to his recurring solo bass lesson columns in Bass Frontiers, Bassics, Bass Guitar and other magazines. Mike was also one of the original “Ask The Pros” on Talkbass.com as well as a contributor to Bass Player Magazine, Global Bass Magazine, Bass Player Magazine and on internet sites such as For Bass Players Only, No Treble and The International Institute of Bass. He has conducted workshops and master classes from Los Angeles to Istanbul and has been featured at some of the most prestigious bass events such as Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp, The Anaheim Bass Bash, BassQuake 2003, The Detroit Bass Festival, The Bass Collective and more.  Mike’s lessons have been featured in Bass Player Magazine, Bassics Magazine, Global Bass Magazine, Bass Guitar Magazine as well on internet sites such as Talkbass, For Bass Players Only, No Treble and The International Institute of Bass.

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

We never get enough Redshift....Sunday jazz with Darryl Kniffen on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Mitch Zimmer on bass and Zev Jarrett on sax.  Stop by and see why we love Redshift!  And, of course, our usual delicious brunch specials and fabulous beverages.

Live Music: 10am-12pmA

Brunch Specials: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon

Welcome back Duo Eamon! 

Western Mass favorites, Duo Eamon. Cassandra Cleghorn and Jeffrey Levine are Duo Eamon, performing uplifting tunes for fiddle and guitar in the instrumental dance tradition of Ireland, New England & Québec. Known for their pure fiddle tone and unique guitar voicings, Duo Eamon has been playing together every day since 2008. The interplay between these two consummate musicians is intimate, inviting and energizing.. Toe-tapping grooves and lilting melodies.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                       delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                    outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Pittsfield: Better or worse
Jul
6
4:30 PM16:30

Pittsfield: Better or worse

PITTSFIELD BETTER OR WORSE

Group Art show at THE DOT GALLERY

 

JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER

OPENING JULY 6TH

PITTSFIELD FIRST FRIDAYS   4:30 TO 7:00

This title implies that feelings about the city are extremely varied to say the least. Some see Pittsfield as a city of opportunity, especially for the arts, with a future bright with artistic development, nurtured by all the thriving cultural venues throughout the area.

 

Other artists see it as a hopeless location from which they long to escape, but find themselves tied to it by economic necessity, depression, or inertia.

 

Others have fled from Pittsfield, only to return later, confused but still determined.

 

Seven artists have been asked to create or display two works each, works that express their feelings about our town.

 

Artists:  Daniel Karp, Chris Addams, Lucie Castaldo, Sara Wallach, Diane Firtell, John Clark, and Richard Britell

 

Curated by Richard Britell

 

rpb8080@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Domingo Brunch w/Lesley Barth and Emily Frembgen
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Lesley Barth and Emily Frembgen

Join us Sunday to welcome two women traveling from New York to play at Dottie's.

Lesley Barth is a NYC folk singer/songwriter.  Praised for her clever lyrics and craftswoman approach to songwriting, Barth performs frequently to large and intimate crowds in the NYC and regional songwriter scenes. 

Emily Frembgen is a Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter. Her songs are evocative, subtle and always well crafted. 

"Emily Frembgen's gentle, poetic songs have blood trickling out of them”-Steven Douglas Daly

live music:10am-12pm                                                                                                               brunch specials: 8am-2pm                                                                                           outstanding beverages all day till closing at 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio

Welcome back the Ryan Leddick Trio.

Rooted in soulful vocal nuances, and rhythmic acoustic rock; The Ryan Leddick Trio showcases numerous foot tapping fusions that peak ears and turn heads with their new age power trio set up.   

Formed in the fall of 2015 as a side project of Ryan Leddick, the acoustic power trio has grown into a well established group in Upstate New York.  Having played many stages, most notable LarkFest, and Move Music Festival -  the group is growing followers left and right all over New York State.  Not your average power trio set up, pulling from a Dave Matthews style of guitar playing, Ryan Leddick heads the group with his vocal prowess which is echoed with the swooping sound of the Trombone played by Dave Paul.  Together both are bound by the momentum and driving nature of the hand drumming of Ryan Szablewski.   

As a group, they pull from the eclectic to the rock sides of history to create a sound unlike any.   Whether recording or performing at favorite venues across the capital district and beyond, their acoustic live sound is always in the forefront and evident.  Pulling from the likes of Dave Matthews, The Police, Bernhoft, Trevor Hall, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Damien Rice, Blink 182, and Martin Sextion, the trio’s sound is new and refreshing.  They are an act you do not want to miss.  

Live Music: 10-12PM                                                                                                                  Brunch: 8am - 2pm                                                                                                              beverages served till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Oakes and Smith
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Oakes and Smith

Oakes and Smith are a musical match made in heaven. The harmonious blend of their voices creates an ethereal sound and unique quality not often heard in today’s popular music. Combining this with soulful songs that they call ‘lyrical and inspirational meditations,’ Oakes and Smith bring forth a sense of wonder, expressing themes of love, creativity, mystery and an appreciation of natural beauty.

Kylee Colvin of The Levity Ball remarked, “Oakes and Smith have the ability to bring a sense of calm and ease to the air...with songs so full of wisdom and true emotions.”

The duo has performed at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA; the NJ Folk Project in Morristown, NJ; Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT; FloydFest in Floyd, VA; Andrea Clearfield’s Salon in Philadelphia; The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA; and has appeared weekly at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA since March 2014, among many other appearances near their home in Western Massachusetts and beyond.

At the heart of this project are a strong bond of love and a passion to pursue the creative calling. Oakes and Smith hope to inspire listeners and remind them that peace, sincerity and beauty are still very much alive in the world.

Joining them this Sunday are Justin Green on piano/percussion/vocals and Kalidasa Joseph Getter on flute and clarinet.

OakesandSmith.net

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am-2pm

Signature Beverages all day til 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Melissa Brinton

A rare performance and welcome back Melissa Brinton to Dottie's for Domingo Brunch.
Melissa, a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. As a solo performing musician she sings and plays finger-style acoustic guitar and piano. Her solo performances include a blend of originals and cover songs. She has a particular interest in Irish ballads and jigs. Her musical inspirations include Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Jewel and The Beatles, among many others.
http://www.melissabrinton.com/bio.html

live music, 10-12pm
brunch specials 8-2, beverages all day

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Photographers as Impressionists: closing reception
Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Photographers as Impressionists: closing reception

Photographers as Impressionist: a Group Show

Ever since the invention of the camera, photographers have been obsessed with focus, detail and the accurate depiction of textures. Modern cameras, even in the iphone format, produce astonishingly focused and accurate images , but throughout the history of photography, an alternate tradition has flourished beginning very early with the work of the Photo Secessionists. This other branch of the discipline has sought to depict fog and rain, mist and haze, darkness, shadows, and visual confusion. The works of Stieglitz and Kasebier come to mind. This branch of the tradition has always been heavily influenced by the visions of the Impressionists painters, and it is interesting to observe that photography and Impressionism have nearly the same birthday.
Impressionist photographers seek to present moods, emotions, and states of mind. They photograph fog, shadows and mist with a disconcerting mathematical accuracy
This show presents the work of six modern day Impressionist photographers.

This show runs through June.

show curated by Richard Britell

Closing Reception: June 1,  4:30-7PM. with artists in attendance.
 

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Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Blue Light Trio

Dottie's welcomes back guitarist Sam Rosen with his Blue Light Trio .  Joining Sam are Richard Downs on trumpet and Jerry Link on bass, The group self describes as"resonators of kindhearted swing in styles brought back from the old-school for your activation pleasure."

So join us for your musical and culinary pleasure.

Live Music - 10-12PM, delicous brunch specials 8-2.

 

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

Welcome back jazz favorites Redshift, with David Solak on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Mitch Zimmer on bass and Zev Jarrett on sax.  Stop by and see why we love Redshift!  And, of course, our usual delicious brunch specials and fabulous beverages.

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3pm

 

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Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Moonshine Holler

as always...delicious brunch specials and this Sunday, welcome back to Dotties, Moonshine Holler.


Featuring spine-tingling vocal harmonies, rollicking banjo/fiddle breakdowns, hillbilly blues, jugband stompers and ballads, and with some flatfoot dancing to boot, Moonshine Holler (Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof) is a two-person music festival that captures the essence of American southern roots music!  Known for their prowess on more musical instruments than they can juggle including fiddle, banjo, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele, the duet has performed at festivals, concerts and music camps across the country.  Bradley has toured Germany and the U.S with old-time darlings "Uncle Earl"; she has also toured and recorded with banjo innovator Tony Trischka and traditional music powerhouse Bruce Molsky.  Dillof is a member of the legendary NYC-based band "Major Contay & The Canebrake Rattlers" who have been mining recorded string band music for over thirty years. Their new self-released CD, "Old Time Melodies", recorded by the Berkshire's own Bobby Sweet, has been earning rave reviews and worldwide airplay.  SOMETIMES ROWDY, SOMETIMES REVERENT, ALWAYS A RUCKUS!

www.reverbnation.com/moonshineholler 

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                                             brunch 8am-2pm

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Burlesque Life Drawing
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Burlesque Life Drawing

Burlesque Life Drawing, Returns to Dotties!

The fabulous Cosmic Candy will be our model tonight.  We'll begin with short poses and move into longer ones.  Bring your own supplies (we have a limited supply.)

Draw, paint, photograph, collage, write...any medium welcome.
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5-8PM,  light refreshments served.

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Domingo Brunch w/Jane Rosen and Bob Shepherd
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Jane Rosen and Bob Shepherd

Welcome spring with cabaret singer Jane Rosen and jazz piano stylist Bob Shepherd as they offer listener-friendly jazz standards and show favorites from Broadway and the silver screen.  Explore the deeper message of songs you may know or need to know, with sophisticated settings and creative approaches.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                             delicious brunch specials: 8am-2pm                                                                                     outstanding beverages all day till 3

 

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Domingo Brunch w/the StringSmith, Kevin Smith
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the StringSmith, Kevin Smith

Rolling into Dottie's Coffee Lounge, meet "The StringSmith", musician and guitar builder, Kevin Smith. Bringing a unique style to a variety of genres, from Blues, to Rockabilly, to Reggae, to Folk, adapted to acoustic guitar, Kevin's eclectic and offbeat selection is both stimulating, and soothing to the digestion. Kevin builds and repairs all manner of fretted instruments, and will be performing on one of his own guitars.”

www.stringsmith.com

 

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                            our usual sumptuous brunch till 2                                                                          outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble

Darrow Jazz Ensemble with special guests
Director Andy Wrba

We love this ensemble and wanted them back before school's out!

The Darrow Jazz Ensemble will be performing jazz, funk and soul for our Domingo Brunch. Students from Darrow School will play selections from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.                                                                musical director: Andy Wrba

10am-12pm - live music                                                                                                   our 8am-2pm - our usual sumptuous brunch specials, beverages till 3

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Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Ryan Leddick Trio

Welcome back the Ryan Leddick Trio.

Rooted in soulful vocal nuances, and rhythmic acoustic rock; The Ryan Leddick Trio showcases numerous foot tapping fusions that peak ears and turn heads with their new age power trio set up.   

Formed in the fall of 2015 as a side project of Ryan Leddick, the acoustic power trio has grown into a well established group in Upstate New York.  Having played many stages, most notable LarkFest, and Move Music Festival -  the group is growing followers left and right all over New York State.  Not your average power trio set up, pulling from a Dave Matthews style of guitar playing, Ryan Leddick heads the group with his vocal prowess which is echoed with the swooping sound of the Trombone played by Dave Paul.  Together both are bound by the momentum and driving nature of the hand drumming of Ryan Szablewski.   

As a group, they pull from the eclectic to the rock sides of history to create a sound unlike any.   Whether recording or performing at favorite venues across the capital district and beyond, their acoustic live sound is always in the forefront and evident.  Pulling from the likes of Dave Matthews, The Police, Bernhoft, Trevor Hall, John Mayer, Bob Marley, Damien Rice, Blink 182, and Martin Sextion, the trio’s sound is new and refreshing.  They are an act you do not want to miss.  

Live Music: 10-12PM                                                                                                                  Brunch: 8am - 2pm                                                                                                              beverages served till 3

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Booksigning w/CD Nelsen
Apr
7
1:30 PM13:30

Booksigning w/CD Nelsen

Please join CD Nelsen for the book launch of her book daddy closet, on April 7 from 1:30 to 3:00

Arrive at 1:30 to purchase food before their kitchen closes at 2 or/and to finish some lines for our group poem (no experience necessary, optional). 

Group poem and Cheryl's short reading will be at 2, and she will sign books afterwards. 

If you preordered daddy closet, Cheryl's poetry chapbook, it should be arriving soon. If you want one, they are available at www.finishinglinepress.com or Amazon.com .

 

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Photographers as Impressionist: opening reception
Apr
6
4:30 PM16:30

Photographers as Impressionist: opening reception

Photographers as Impressionist: a Group Show

Ever since the invention of the camera, photographers have been obsessed with focus, detail and the accurate depiction of textures. Modern cameras, even in the iphone format, produce astonishingly focused and accurate images , but throughout the history of photography, an alternate tradition has flourished beginning very early with the work of the Photo Secessionists. This other branch of the discipline has sought to depict fog and rain, mist and haze, darkness, shadows, and visual confusion. The works of Stieglitz and Kasebier come to mind. This branch of the tradition has always been heavily influenced by the visions of the Impressionists painters, and it is interesting to observe that photography and Impressionism have nearly the same birthday.
Impressionist photographers seek to present moods, emotions, and states of mind. They photograph fog, shadows and mist with a disconcerting mathematical accuracy
This show presents the work of six modern day Impressionist photographers.

show curated by Richard Brittel

Opening Reception: April 6, 4:30-7PM. with artists in attendance.
Light refreshments served.

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Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Jeff Link Trio

It's always a treat to welcome back the Jeff Link trio; a soulful mix of jazz and R&B. Bassist Jeff Link,  Dave Bartley on piano and Kirk Scott on guitar.

live music: 10-12pm
our usual delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                           and outstanding beverages til 3

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Domingo Brunch w/the Zev and Mitch Trio
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/the Zev and Mitch Trio

This Sunday we welcome back Zev Jarrett on saxaphone and Mitch Zimmer on bass, playing flavorful renditions of Jazz standards with imagination.  Be prepared for some truly wonderful music!

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                          creative brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                         outstanding beverages all day till 3pm

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Memories Dreams and the Imagination, closing reception
Mar
9
4:30 PM16:30

Memories Dreams and the Imagination, closing reception

MEMORY DREAMS AND THE IMAGINATION

small works by Richard Britell

 

The 22 paintings in this exhibition were not painted from life, neither were they created from photographs, or preliminary drawings. All the images have as their sources, dreams, memories, and the imagination. As such, many of these images often stand as symbolic representations of significant moments in my experience, sometimes intentionally and intellectually, but also accidentally. This is often indicated by their titles. 

closing reception: Mar 9, 4:30-6PM, light refreshments served

This show will be up through the month of March.

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Women's Invitational Poetry Slam
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

Women's Invitational Poetry Slam

Last year's inaugural Women's Invitational blew the roof off. For the 2nd Annual Women's Invitational Poetry Slam we've invited a field of fantastic female poets to put their work on the line. Melissa Quirk Cairns hosts. Plan on getting there early if you want a seat!

WXW Women's Invitational Poetry Slam
March 4, 3P @ Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield
Free!

http://WordXWordFestival.com

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Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Duo Eamon

Welcome back Duo Eamon! 

Western Mass favorites, Duo Eamon. Cassandra Cleghorn and Jeffrey Levine are Duo Eamon, performing uplifting tunes for fiddle and guitar in the instrumental dance tradition of Ireland, New England & Québec. Known for their pure fiddle tone and unique guitar voicings, Duo Eamon has been playing together every day since 2008. The interplay between these two consummate musicians is intimate, inviting and energizing.. Toe-tapping grooves and lilting melodies.

live music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                       delicious brunch specials 8am-2pm                                                                                    outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Domingo Brunch with PLMack
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with PLMack

You are all invited to enjoy Sunday brunch and coffee with a hefty helping of raw, organic, soulful, and groovy music by PL Mack on acoustic guitar.

PL Mack is a Berkshire based singer-songwriter who plays an atomic fusion of soul, rock, and reggae. He plays guitar with a thick drummer's groove and sings his heart out with a voice that is sure to get to your core. Come on out to get energized and showered with good vibrations.

music: 10am-12pm                                                                                                                   brunch: 8-2, beverages all day till 3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/p.l.-mack/id1188018786

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/00Z3tYoIdP6dX1ZbNZxXAB


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWquhvd75zKvPXEnGJ1vpRg

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/P_L_Mack?id=Alpllqc4wgkjyq6ib4b5xxfzbj4&hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.mack.775

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