Domingo Brunch w The Mystic Bridge
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w The Mystic Bridge

The Mystic Bridge, features Dominic Cucinotti and Bryn Hogan. Dominic has been a professional musician for 35 years playing harmonica, saxophone, clarinet and flute . His most memorable gig was playing for former president Bill Clinton when he was still in office. He played at the Park Plaza Castle for 3,000 people for a fund raiser for Ted Kennedy., with John Kerry was in attendance. He’ll be playing with Bryn Hogan, a singer songwriter and guitarist. They’ll be playing mostly popular songs by Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Crosby,Stills Nash and Young, John Mayer, etc. as well as original music.

Live Music 10am-12pm

Brunch till 2pm

Outstanding beverages all day till 3pm

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

We never get enough Redshift....Sunday jazz with George Bissell on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Zev Jarrett on sax and Mitch Zimmer on bass. 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 the Lighten Up Trio
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with the Lighten Up Trio

   "enjoy the songs you know with Lighten Up."

                                                            

 The Lighten Up Trio is Tracy Kittler on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Dave Kittler on bass and vocals, and Jim Sauve on vocals and acoustic guitar. They play music from the 40's to today, music by James Taylor, Santana, Jimmy Buffet. Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and the Plain White Tee’s to name just a few. They've played countless engagements in and around Berkshire County such as The 1896 house, the Lion's Den. The Rainbow Restaurant, The Halflinger Haus, and The Publik House in Bennington. Not only do they play soft and sweet they can also  ROCK OUT!

 

Contact:  413-743-3282

www.ChampagneJam.org

kittdaveandtracy@msn.com

live music: 10-12pm

delicious brunch specials till 2

outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Domingo Brunch with Melissa, Elaine and Paul
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Melissa, Elaine and Paul

Melissa, Elaine and Paul play originals and covers. Their original music is a blend of different styles and they cover tunes from 50s pop to the hits of the 60's and 70's. Melissa Brinton is on rhythm guitar and vocals, Elaine Morel is on Bass and vocals, and Paul Armstrong is on drums.


http://www.melissabrinton.com/bio.html

live music, 10-12pm

brunch specials 8-2

outstanding beverages all day

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Domingo Brunch w the Merry Lark Trio
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w the Merry Lark Trio


Welcome new to Dottie’s, the Merry Lark Trio. 3 distinct voices join together, exploring jazz standards, folk anthems and beyond. Bidi Dworkin/vocals, Mowgli Giannitti/vocals and bass and Jeanine Ouderkirk/vocals, guitar and keyboard.

live music, 10-12pm delicious brunch specials till 2 outstanding beverages till 3

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Domingo Brunch w the Inneraction Trio
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w the Inneraction Trio

The InnerAction trio offers consistently stimulating and hard-swinging groove rhythms of blues orientated soul-jazz that blends elements of rhythm and blues, funk, fusion, and Latin sounds into a big, fat warm sound that makes you want to dance. Sophisticated and joyful, relaxed and flowing while deep in the pocket, the group features the masterful playing of  John Kozinski who weave a intricate lines  while exploring lesser-known tunes of jazz,  soul  and blues. The .Inneraction trio is John Kozinski on guitar, Mark Dunlap on upright bass and Riley Godleski on drums.

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

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Domingo Brunch w Darian Rivera
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Darian Rivera

Welcome new to Dottie’s, Darian Rivera.

Darian is a singer/songwriter/guitarist, from Newport, Rhode Island and started singing as a child and always wanted to write songs. He finally got a chance to do this in college with his first guitar teacher. He learned how to play the guitar with the original songs that they created. In summer 2018, Darian wrote 9 original songs that are on two "EP" albums -- "Twice Around the Sun," and "Road To Nowhere" in Newport, Rhode Island where he lives today. Since October 2018, Darian has been on a "coffeehouse tour" playing his original songs in cafes and coffeehouses throughout the northeast with friends from NY, NJ, CT, PA, RI and the Berkshires. Darian is very thankful for all the tremendous support that he has experienced on this tour. His goal is to get one song picked up by an artist to put on an album. Darian is very happy to meet the amazing people he has met on this tour and to perform with friends he has made over the years.

Darian Rivera Link: For Darian's original music, upcoming shows, and more -- visit: www.reverbnation.com/darianrivera 

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

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Domingo Brunch w/Rick and Marilyn
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Rick and Marilyn

“Rick and Marilyn” is an electro-acoustic Americana /  Blues / Folk duo out of Hudson, NY. Marilyn writes the songs, plays acoustic guitar and sings, while Rick provides tasteful accompaniment on acoustic or electric guitar.

Guitarist Rick Warren, influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend, Larry Coryell, Karl Berger, and John McLaughlin, also plays with ‘Doc Horton and the Jay Street Band’, a Motown  band, as well as supporting Slink Moss in ‘The Magic Stones’ and creating Soundscape compositions of his own. He has a reputation for giving the song exactly what it needs, telling ‘the rest of the story’ with his soulful solos.

Singer-songwriter Marilyn Miller was known for leading Open Jams at venues in Hudson for many years.  These days, when not with Rick, you will find her performing solo, with the loosely organized Hudson Busk in the Hudson streets, the bluegrass band Beer-Stained Fiddle, and as a duo with Betsi Krisniski. Her strengths lie in her powerful voice and melodic arrangements of her own tunes and the covers she loves.

Marilyn is excited to announce the recent release of her album, 'What's on my Mind', a collection of songs exploring the life of a mature single woman. It can be heard on her website, www.MarilynMillerMusic.com or www.RickandMarilyn.com, along with videos.

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

guitar-centric acousto-electric folk-rock


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Domingo Brunch w Tumo-Kohrs
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Tumo-Kohrs

Welcome back to Dottie's!  Tumo-Kohrs, a musical duo that performs Sarah Kohrs's original songs to Mark Tuomenoksa's original arrangements, meld the harmonies of jazz music with the lyrics and rhythmic drive of roots music to create a sound that is all their own.

The two met at an open mic in Great Barrington three years ago, and have been fast friends ever since. 

In some ways, the two are opposites.  Sarah is a classically trained pianist who attended the Eastman School.  Mark is a jazz cat who attended the Berklee College of Music in its heyday.  But their shared ability to glimpse the beauty and mystery in every day experiences, as well as their shared love of the structure of song and sound allow them to exponentially exceed what one would expect from a pairing of such different personalities.

Both are overcomers.  Sarah returned to her native Berkshires as a result of a parasitic infection.  And, growing up, Mark dealt with the symptoms of Aspergers Syndrome and other learning challenges.  But both continue to vitally experience and express deep joy in life.  And it shows. 

Lauded by one local critic as “emotional hardball in the big leagues,” the duo’s act has touched audiences since they started performing earlier this year.  And they are just getting started. 

http://www.tumo-kohrs.com/index.php?pge=vids

live music: 10am-12pm

brunch specials 8am-2pm  

specialty beverages all day till 3

 

 

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Domingo Brunch w Bernard Sarkissian
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Bernard Sarkissian

Welcome new to Dottie’s, Bernard Sarkissian

Vocalist Bernard Srakissian has been playing and writing original music as a method of expression since the early 2000's. His topics range from family, to addiction to redemption and mindfulness. He plays both 6 and 12-string guitarand harmonica.

listen to Bernard here  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bernard+sarkissian+music
http://bernardsarkissian.com 

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3pm

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Domingo Brunch with John Doan
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Domingo Brunch with John Doan

Welcome back to Dottie’s, John Doan!

Using banjo, dobro and guitar, singer/songwriter John Doan has been chasing the Newgrass dream for many years. Inspired by Bela Fleck and Jerry Douglas, he constantly explores new avenues of acoustic music.

listen to John’s music here: https://johnhdoan.bandcamp.com/releases

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

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Domingo Brunch w Lexi Weege
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Lexi Weege

Miss Weege is a blend of traditional blues roots, jazzy melodies and sassy lyrics.

The female performing artist has long been objectified, controlled, censored, restrained. This is what Lexi Weege refuses to be. Her music is passionate, alive, awakened; the narrative of a woman unashamed of her desires and unafraid to seize control. Weege conjures up decadent scenes of the roaring twenties with her stellar voice and jazz-influenced compositions. Constantly touring, performing, and creating, Lexi Weege has released a full-length album [Virgin, 2013] and more recently, "Sweet Moon", a '7 record, both recorded live to tape. Weege's insistence on analogue recording is evidence of her passion for authenticity in her music. "With the confidence to throw her all into the circus ring of theatricality, Lexi Weege stamps the mark of a true performer. (Bluesbunny.com)" Weege and her band, Weege & The Wondertwins released a collaborative effort "Marigold" in the summer of 2017 and will be releasing their newest album "Do I Seem Weird Lately" in spring of 2019. 

listen to Lexi’s music here lexiweege.com & lexiweege.bandcamp.com 

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

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Domingo Brunch w Jazz Duo Rob Fisch and Mike Dimin
Jun
23
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.

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

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake

Welcome back to Dotties Cassandra and Jake. Cassandra Redd on vocals, and Jake Roach on guitar delivering "soulful vocals and expressive guitar playing along with influences of Indie-folk, classic rock, and jazzy blues combine to create this acoustic duo." 

awespme sketch: Carlizard McGurn

Come welcome them back while you enjoy our usual delicious brunch specials and outstanding beverages.

live music: 10-12   kitchen open till 2 beverages all day till closing at 3

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Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba & John Wayno
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Andy Wrba & John Wayno

What a treat to have Andy Wrba playing at the Dot. Joining Andy (on bass) is John Wayno on keyboards and vocals. This promises to be an outstanding musical experience!

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

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

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Domingo Brunch with Liam Kudlick and Hunter Adrus
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Liam Kudlick and Hunter Adrus

Welcome newcomers to Dottie’s, Liam Kudlick on guitar/vocals and Hunter Andus on mandoli/guitar/vocals, playing rock to folk and everythng in between!

live music: 10-12   delicious brunch specials till 2 outstanding beverages till closing at 3    

                                                                                              

                  

 

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?Domingo Brunch with Redshift
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

?Domingo Brunch with Redshift

We never get enough Redshift....Sunday jazz with George Bissel on drums, Lonny Jarrett on guitar, Mitch Zimmer on bass and Zev Jarrett on drums.  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 Famous Before We're Dead
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Famous Before We're Dead

FAMOUS BEFORE WE'RE DEAD

In case you missed them in December, stop by for another opportunity to hear these original musicians. Famous Before We’re Dead, a mostly acoustic band of seasoned musicians who are also life-long friends, make original music and creative cover tunes for 21st century adults.  In a stressed-out era, our songs are filled with hope, compassion, challenge and humor.  Grounded in Americana, our roots also include singer-songwriters like Tom Waits, John Hiatt, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley and the Grateful Dead.  FBWD is:  Hal Lefferts - guitar/vocals; James Lumsden - bass/vocals; John Burns - electric/acoustic guitar; Win Ridabock - flute.

live music: 10am-12pm

brunch specials 8am-2pm  

specialty beverages all day till 3

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Domingo Brunch w/Kevin Smith and Pete Toigo
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Kevin Smith and Pete Toigo

"The StringSmith", musician and guitar builder, Kevin Smith returns to Dotties this Sunday. Bringing you some "GypZbilly" music, a variety of genres, from Blues, to Rockabilly, to Reggae, to Folk, adapted to acoustic guitar, Joining Kevin will be Pete Toigo on string bass, laying down a groove as warm and dark as Dottie's coffee. This 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 w Banjo Blues
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Banjo Blues

Come join us for some fine music with Banjo Blues, Paula Bradley & Marylou Ferraante.

A two-person music festival on banjo, guitar, mandolin, slide guitar, banjo ukulele, vocals and feet..maybe kazoo and harmonica too!

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

 

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Domingo Brunch w Eric and Frankie
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Eric and Frankie

Eric and Francine met on stage and have been singing and playing together ever since! Locally, they have been seen at the Gypsy Joynt, the Gazebo behind the Great Barrington Town Hall, and Berkshire County Nursing Homes. In New York, they have sung downtown at an art opening and upstate at a fundraiser. They sing motown, classic folk, jazz, and Eric’s melodic and moving originals. They are an acoustic duo, with Eric on guitar and vocals, and Francine on vocals and bass. They shine on stage together as they lovingly create a beautiful sound. To see Eric and Francine live please contact Francine at ericandfrankieduo@gmail.com. To hear their music, go to sound cloud and search EricAndFrankieDuo. You can also visit their FB page at EricAndFrankieDuo.

live music: 10am-12pm

brunch specials 8am-2pm  

specialty beverages all day till 3

 

 

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Domingo Brunch with Redshift
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Redshift

We never get enough Redshift....Sunday jazz with George Bisell 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 Oakes and Smith
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

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.

OakesandSmith.net

Live Music: 10am-12pm

Brunch Specials: 8am-2pm

Signature Beverages all day til 3pm

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Domingo Brunch w the Vita Kay Duo
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w the Vita Kay Duo

 

Vita sings in several different languages - English, French, Portuguese, Russian - but the listener never wonders at the meaning of the words. Like a musical instrument the meaning is in the sound. A sound that wraps itself around and weaves itself through the accompanying guitar. Vita's "instrumentation" of her voice is more melodic than jazz but far more complex than a simple melody. The sound is evocative, playful, intelligent, simultaneously sophisticated and intimate'...vitakay.com..

Vita will be joined by Nico Wohl. Nico is a young jazz guitar player from Housatonic. He began playing at age 11, and sparked an interest in blues and rock music. It was not too long before  he heard the music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and began playing jazz as well. Over the next 2 years he gradually switched from playing only blues and rock to mostly jazz. In 2014 he began studying at the pre-college of the Manhattan School of Music. Since then he has been a regular on the Berkshire Jazz scene..last Summer saw him play Carnegie Hall & tour Europe with NYO Jazz collective which had Dianne Reeves and Wycliffe Gordon as guest performers.

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

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Domingo Brunch with Genna and Jesse
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Genna and Jesse

We are excited to welcome back this amazing duo….They’ve been travelling around the country and, before they head south for the winter, are visiting us!

Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of the quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infuse their songwriting and vibrant performances. With whispers (and sometimes roars) of folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz, blues, torch song, and popular music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, their self-chosen genre “retro soul pop” doesn’t fully encompass what they conjure up in their joyful live shows and sensual, deliberate albums. These two shrug off music industry conventions in favor of doing what feels good, and this genre-defying dedication to being current and free has an exciting and irresistible effect.

Drawing inspiration from their romantic nomadic lifestyle, Genna & Jesse might best be described as modern troubadours, generously offering listeners glimpses of their always-moving world with something fresh, true and genuinely independent.

Genna & Jesse are currently touring internationally to promote their newest release, "Asphalt Rhapsody.” Their ongoing tour, which includes club venues, house concerts, restaurants, cafes, and festivals, is being done with as small a carbon footprint as possible.

www.gennaandjesse.com
G&J on Facebook
G&J on Instagram
G&J on Twitter

Live Music: 10-12PM                         

Our Always Delicious Brunch: 8am - 2pm

beverages served till 3

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Domingo Brunch w/Lesley Barth and Emily Frembgen
Mar
10
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 w/Heather and Tobias
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Heather and Tobias

Heather and Tobias have been performing and working on music together for roughly 9 or 10 years now.  They  are very passionate about the music they play and  hope that shows to anyone who listens.  Their song selection is always eclectic and changing with only 2 rules:  any selection has to be a great song, regardless of the genre and it shouldn't be something that hundreds of other acoustic musicians cover.  They play anything from classic jazz to hip-hop an even country, with your typical rock and folk mixed in.  Their main goal is to play music that people would know, but not something you hear performed by other groups frequently.

"Music is a very personal experience.  It isn't about playing faster or better, but conveying a mood or atmosphere that connects with people.  That's what we try to do every time we play. If you can enjoy our music half as much as we do, you are going to have a great time whenever you see us."

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

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Domingo Brunch w the Kozinski Simon 2 Guitar Duo
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w the Kozinski Simon 2 Guitar Duo

The Kozinski Simon  2 guitar duo, blends Larry Simon’s background in North Indian music studying under Pandit Pran Nath, his experience in minimalist ensembles and love of old songs with John Kozinski’s fondness of and grounding in the jazz tradition of West Montgomery, and John Coltrane with a shared affection of rhapsodic music from all genres. Together, they create a jazzy mix of swirling sounds, and an uplifting blend of soul, blues, jam music and psychedelia.

John Kozinski began his guitar adventures at 12 after hearing the Beatles and then Cream and Jimi Hendrix. His part time job in high school was playing in a power rock trio for junior high school and high schools. He discovered jazz while attending Hofstra University in New York for a Music Education Degree where he was part of the jazz band .Weddings and jazz gigs around New York City followed. John has experience teaching all levels of guitar. After a long hiatus away from music, John returned to his passion about a dozen years ago. He has performed at the Red Lion Inn, the Pittsfield Jazz Festival and with guitarist, John Stowell from Portland, Oregon. He has studied jazz guitar with John Stowell, Bob DeVos, Barry Gailbrath, Joe Diorio and Steve Khan.

He performs around western Massachusetts in Trio KDP, Inneraction, The Berkshire Jazz Underground and other jazz groups. You can find about these musical groups at www.simmermusic.com.

Larry Simon

Larry Simon is a guitarist and composer, from Brooklyn, NY has recorded and toured with many of today’s leading jazz and blues artists including John Zorn, LaMonte Young, David Sanborn, Big Jay McNeely, Lester Bowie, Rosco Gordon, George Coleman, Julius Hemphill, the Skatalites, David Amram, Ed Sanders, Leon Thomas, Eric Mingus, Gamelan Son of Lion (NYC) and many others.  As a composer he has written extensively for dance, film, and theatre.

While living in Portsmouth NH, Simon formed his ensemble "Larry Simon and Groove Bacteria" (2003 Spotlight Award for "Best Jazz Act").  He also created the popular "Beat Night" series, featuring music and spoken word, and at The Cornelia St Cafe in New York City. In 2004 Simon founded "Jazzmouth, The Seacoast poetry and Jazz Festival" of which he is the Artistic director and producer. Larry is the recipient of The 2005 Spotlight Special Achievement Award.

Additionally Larry has just completed his Book, “Portraits in Blues, NYC” a history of the New York City blues scene from the late 1940’s until the late 1970’s. His collaborator on the book is award winning blues scholar John Broven and photographer Robert Schaffer.

Simon's most recent CD's are: “The Dream Keeper” (2017-With David Amram, Eric Mingus and Groove Bacteria),  "Old School Jams and Drones" (2004, with Groove Bacteria), "Beat Nights at the Electric Cave" (2002) and "Live Free or Groove" (2001, with Groove Bacteria). He can also be heard on Harvey Reid's compilation CD  "Seacoast Guitarists Vol. 2"

Larry’s newest cd “The Dream keeper” has received much critical acclaim and was on the 2017 Top Five list of Jazz vocal releases in the prestigious publication “The NYC Jazz Record”

Live music: 10am-12PM delicious brunch specials till 2 outstanding beverages all day till 3

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Domingo Brunch w Tumo-Kohrs
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w Tumo-Kohrs

Welcome back to Dottie's!  Tumo-Kohrs, a musical duo that performs Sarah Kohrs's original songs to Mark Tuomenoksa's original arrangements, meld the harmonies of jazz music with the lyrics and rhythmic drive of roots music to create a sound that is all their own.

The two met at an open mic in Great Barrington three years ago, and have been fast friends ever since. 

In some ways, the two are opposites.  Sarah is a classically trained pianist who attended the Eastman School.  Mark is a jazz cat who attended the Berklee College of Music in its heyday.  But their shared ability to glimpse the beauty and mystery in every day experiences, as well as their shared love of the structure of song and sound allow them to exponentially exceed what one would expect from a pairing of such different personalities.

Both are overcomers.  Sarah returned to her native Berkshires as a result of a parasitic infection.  And, growing up, Mark dealt with the symptoms of Aspergers Syndrome and other learning challenges.  But both continue to vitally experience and express deep joy in life.  And it shows. 

Lauded by one local critic as “emotional hardball in the big leagues,” the duo’s act has touched audiences since they started performing earlier this year.  And they are just getting started. 

http://www.tumo-kohrs.com/index.php?pge=vids

live music: 10am-12pm

brunch specials 8am-2pm  

specialty beverages all day till 3

 

 

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 Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Cassandra and Jake

Welcome back to Dotties Cassandr and Jake. Cassandra Redd on vocals, and Jake Roach on guitar delivering "soulful vocals and expressive guitar playing along with influences of Indie-folk, classic rock, and jazzy blues combine to create this acoustic duo." 

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Come welcome them back while you enjoy our usual delicious brunch specials and outstanding beverages.

live music: 10-12   kitchen open: 8-2, beverages till 3    

                                                                                              

                  

 

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Domingo Brunch with Chris Vecchia
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Chris Vecchia

New to Dottie’s, but not new to the Berkshires! Chris Vecchia on keys and vocals, joined by Eamonn Barry on drums. A mix of originals and covers to compliment your Sunday morning brunch!!

Chris Vecchia is a Berkshire based singer/songwriter and actor.  His sound is somewhere between Ben Folds and John Legend. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he focused on piano and voice.  You can hear more at www.soundcloud.com/chrisvecchia

live music: 10AM-12PM brunch served all day till 2:00PM outstanding beverages till 3

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Domingo Brunch w/Kevin Smith and Pete Toigo
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch w/Kevin Smith and Pete Toigo

"The StringSmith", musician and guitar builder, Kevin Smith returns to Dotties this Sunday. Bringing you some "GypZbilly" music, a variety of genres, from Blues, to Rockabilly, to Reggae, to Folk, adapted to acoustic guitar, Joining Kevin will be Pete Toigo on string bass, laying down a groove as warm and dark as Dottie's coffee. This 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 Luke Tobin
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Domingo Brunch with Luke Tobin

Welcome back to Dottie's the very talented Luke Tobin.  Here's what Luke has to say about himself.

"I’m a singer-songwriter currently living in North Adams Massachusetts with original music that is based generally around a variation of folk music. Some of my influences are Ray Lamontagne, the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, the Eagles, Jackson Brown, Jose Gonzalez, and countless others."

live music 10-12pm

brunch specials till 2

outstanding beverages all day till 3

 

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