Photographer: Michael Healey
Looking through the lens of my camera, I realized how beautiful our world really is. Whether shooting a picture of the waves crashing on the beach in Maine, a broken-down barn in late October, or my daughter jumping on a trampoline, my camera reminds me to focus on the simple joys present in the here and now of everyday life.
Mill Rock Photography was started by Michael Healey in 2014 as a way to focus his creative energy on something he could share with the world.
More of Michael’s work can be viewed at his website: www.MillRockPhotography.com
We will select between 20 and 30 photos to be displayed in Coffee Planet beginning approx.February 20th through March 28th with an official “Art Opening” on First Friday March 6th at 5:30pm.
Each month we will have a "Featured Artist" which will play a full set at the end of the event. Future Featured Artists will be selected from the Open Mic participants and may be chosen to perform at Coffee Planet for it's weekend brunch gigs and First Fridays in Ballston Spa.
Signup starts at 6:30. Music is from 7 to 9.
So tell your friends, and stop in for some great coffee, some great music, and a great time.!!
Stories Told is the acoustic singer/songwriter duo of Gary Moon and Alice Hausmann, and originated in the Saratoga Springs arts scene in upstate New York.
Alice answered her musical calling in the Saratoga music scene performing with a wide range of area musicians, and accompanying herself on guitar and ukelele.
Gary has performed at venues in the Lake George region covering the songs of popular artists of the singer-songwriter genre all the while sharpening his own songwriting skills and drawing on these influences to craft his own original compositional style.
While their vocal styles are unique as solo artists, their harmonies blend perfectly whether they are performing original songs, contemporary folk-pop hits, or classic folk standards.
Friday October 3rd. 6pm-9pm.
It's exceedingly rare these days to see an old-fashioned one man band in the style of say, Jessie "Lone Cat" Fuller, but Mr. L.B. Walker is the real thing. He straps on a guitar, throws a harp in the rack and sticks a tambourine beneath his foot, counts four and the blues begin. It's charming, anachronistic and totally cool, all at the same time.
Raised in the Schoharie Valley, Durfee's songs reflect his rural upbringing. Leaving pretense and posturing behind, Durfee performs with an aching honesty, pushing his picking capabilities to the limit and choosing his lyrics carefully. Story songs, breath-taking instrumentals, and truly original works dominate Durfee's playing, with suprising covers and moments of lightness and laughter keeping listeners engaged.
Durfee has performed for years as a solo artist, as half of the acoustic duo Palatypus, and as part of the acoustic rock trio the Rattling Baddlies. He has shared stages with many rising stars in the singer-songwriter/ indie rock genre, including Sean Rowe, Amy LaVere, Ryan Montbleu, Diego Garcia, Zach Deputy, Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers and more...
In 2007, Palatypus released a five song ep, "Lazaretto" featuring two of Durfee's original tunes. The album remains out of print at the time.
His latest release is 2013's "Little World", a full album of original songs featuring performances from some of Durfee's closest musical friends. Durfee continues to perform in support of the album and is prepping a new batch of songs to be recorded in the coming year with The Rattling Baddlies.
Friday February 6th 6pm-9pm.
Saturday March 7th 11am-1pm.
Duo is Carla Metz (vocals) and Larry Acunto (guitar) performing a variety of music from standards to country classics to Beatles, and much more. The fun they have while playing is known to be infectious! This will be their second appearance at Coffee Planet; Duo is looking forward to playing great music while sharing some fabulous coffee and most likely, a lot of giggles too!
Sunday February 8th 11am-1pm.
A tradition-based songsmith, Dan Berggren writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other.
While his roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised, Dan's music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning educator and musician has entertained audiences from Kentucky to Michigan, Belgium to Bulgaria, and Zimbabwe to Transylvania.
Friday March 6th 6pm-9pm.
If you don't already know of Davey O. and his music, perhaps it's time. This Buffalo, NY based songwriter has embarked on a decade-plus journey of growth, discovery, joy, and heartbreak that has resulted in a collection of justly-earned, highly introspective songs, - pure Americana written for the thinking person that is not of the social and political consciousness, but drawn from the deep well of experience and human emotion - no hackneyed story lines, no insincere polish, just an unflinching poet's look at life. The characters woven seamlessly into stories of which the song itself becomes the soundtrack for the movie playing inside the listener's head.
Armed with a steady, rhythmic pulse on his Gibson guitar, a battered straw cowboy hat and a no apologies rust-belt work ethic, Davey puts rubber to asphalt, entertaining attentive, diverse audiences at listening rooms, coffeehouses, nightclubs, festivals, colleges and universities throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Midsouth and Atlantic U.S. - performances that result in engagement, participation and communion between performer and audience through story and song
Saturday May 2nd 11am-1pm.