Caffe Lena’s January Highlights

SARATOGA SPRINGS – With so much going on at the legendary concert venue and music school, here is a staff-curated guide for what’s coming up in January. This guide includes artists who are brand new to the Caffe Lena stage, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar and concerts that are sure to sell out.


Faux Paws // Sunday, January 23rd, 7pm
A trio deeply rooted in the raw humanity of folk dance and music traditions. From raging fiddle tunes, to saxophone solos & unrequited love songs the Faux Paws are a melting pot of folk music.
In-Person Tickets // Live Stream Tickets

Chris Pierce // Friday, January 21st, 8pm
Possessing both a soulful singing voice that harks back to the masters of the style like Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers and a laid back, largely acoustic sensibility that fits in nicely with singer-songwriter contemporaries like John Mayer and Jack Johnson, Chris Pierce spans musical generations.
In-Person Tickets // Live Stream Tickets


Carolyn Shapiro Album Release // Sunday, January 2nd, 7pm
See Caffe Lena’s very own Carolyn Shapiro for her album release concert at Caffe Lena. Carolyn will be joined by James Gascoyne on guitar, Oona Grady on bass and Connor Armbruster on fiddle.
In-person Tickets //  Live Stream Tickets

Mark and Jill Sing the Blues // Friday, January 7th, 8pm
Steeped in the roots of gospel, jazz, and blues, Mark & Jill is a duo with traditional and original songs featuring seasoned Saratoga blues artist and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Mark Tolstrup accompanied by sultry vocalist Jill Burnham.
In-person Tickets // Live Stream Tickets


Ranky Tanky // Sunday, January 9th, 4pm & 7pm
A Grammy Award winning quintet, performing timeless music born from the Gullah culture
In-person Tickets // Not Live Streaming

The Campbell Brothers // Saturday, January 15th, 8pm
With pedal steel, electric guitar, lap steel, bass and drums, the Campbell brothers play electric gospel music.
In-person Tickets // Live Stream Tickets


The Figgs Celebrate Josh Chambers // Thursday, January 20th, 7pm
Join the Figgs for a special tribute to the life and legacy of Josh Chambers.
In-Person Tickets // Live Stream Tickets

We Banjo 3 // Wednesday, January 15th, 5:00pm & 7:30pm
WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with popsensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying signature sound.
In-Person Tickets // Live Stream Tickets

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