Friday, September 28, 2012
Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers. Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration. …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Vote in our Readers' Choice poll until Aug. 17.
In June, we solicited your nominations for your favorite coffee spot in Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch? Now it's time to see which of your selections will earn a Readers' Choice award. Vote in our Patch poll until Aug. 17. Only registered users can do so. The coffee spot with the highest number of votes gets bragging rights.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Let us know the best place to get coffee in Woodstock and Towne Lake so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Where can you find the best coffee in Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch? Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about coffee to nominate the best spots in Woodstock and Towne Lake Patch. We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now. All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included, because we may not be able to add all businesses to our poll and we want to make sure the top ones make it into …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Josh Branton wants his music to spark emotional responses in his audience and loves playing live.
Josh Branton, lifelong Georgia resident, wants to evoke his audience's feelings with his music. To do so, he is always striving to improve both the depth of his vocals and the complexity of his guitar playing. A mostly self-taught guitarist, Branton's songwriting method usually involves a coffeeshop and his own experiences. “I usually just go up to a coffeeshop, think about what's been going on in my life and start writing. And out comes a song. I was told one time that an awful breakup always results in an incredible song,” Branton said. Coffee shops seem to be the hub for Branton's music; he both writes and plays his songs in various shops around town. He recently played at Caribou Coffee and said it was a great experience. “There were …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Coffeehouse hosted its final music night in its current location on Saturday, and plans for the move are in motion.
Woodstock Coffeehouse hosted one last night of music on Saturday before the business relocates to newly renovated Downtown Woodstock. The musicians included some young Coffeehouse performers, Bruce Gibson and friends, and Zsler and The Day Trippers. Lots of loyal customers came out to show their appreciation for the long-standing Coffeehouse, which some have been visiting religiously since it first opened. The show was a success, and many enjoyed saying their goodbyes to the old location and discussing the new. Local musician Gibson was joined by a fellow frequent performer, Richard Cooper, on the guitar. Their set had lots of audience interaction, and Gibson went wild over the latte art bear in his coffee. Cooper said he's looking forward…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Coffeehouse enjoyed Stephen Reynolds' signature reggae style and spiritual lyrics on Friday.
Woodstock Coffeehouse hosted musician Stephen Reynolds on Friday, who wears his Rasta colored shoelaces to nearly every show. Reynolds has a distinctly reggae musical style that is popular with the audience. He said he plays his guitar like it is three separate instruments: a bass, drum and lead. “I go in and out of the off beat reggae style within each song, and I think that change within the song is my trademark. Sublime did it with their music, changing in one song from a punk beat to a hip hop beat to a reggae beat,” Reynolds explained. “That style just came spontaneously to me over the years. I play not only the melody, but the bass and percussion, and that creates a more full sound.” Reynold's rhythms are catchy and energetic, …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Jeannie Caryn headlined Friday night with special guests Tom Flugum and Marc Lawson.
Musicians Jeannie Caryn, Marc Lawson and Tom Flugum each played solo sets during a lively show Friday at Woodstock Coffeehouse. These three artists' styles flowed together well, and the night was a success. Show opener Tom Flugum has been touring local venues with Jeannie for almost a year, and played some popular covers. “Jeannie is a great singer, and we always support each other and look for opportunities to play out," Flugum said. "We have styles and taste that compliment each other, so I was very happy to sit in with her and play at the coffeehouse. The show closer, pianist Lawson, has an EP coming out soon. He performed his originals for the crowd, and says he enjoys playing shows with Caryn. “I really like the way Jeannie interacts …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Pete Morley, Georgia resident since 1985, performed his piano-based solo set for Woodstock Coffeehouse on Friday.
Woodstock Coffeehouse hosted pianist, vocalist and songwriter Pete Morley Friday night, creating an enjoyable evening for everyone. Morley is friend to frequent performers Kevin Carlson and Bruce Gibson. Morley played at a Woodstock Coffeehouse open mic and decided to come back for more. “It's got a great vibe. Everyone is really supportive,” Morley said. This California-born musician enjoys visiting Woodstock, both for its small-town feel and its nightlife. Morley said he especially likes the downtown scene and has performed shows there before. “I'm an architect by trade, so I appreciate what Woodstock has done to transform the downtown area into a live/work/play community," Morley said. "I played in a trio at Right Wing Tavern on …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Talented guitarist David McLeod performed an energetic and enjoyable set for audience members at Woodstock Coffeehouse on Friday night.
Woodstock Coffeehouse hosted quite a crowd Friday for David McLeod's performance, which included lots of rhythm guitar and both creative originals and covers. McLeod traveled to Woodstock from his home in Grant Park for the show. “I absolutely love playing live most of the time. There is no feeling in the world like the one being robustly applauded delivers,” McLeod said. During his performance, he invited Woodstock Coffeehouse's music coordinator Robin Roberts on stage to accompany him. Roberts lent her vocals to a couple of songs, making McLeod's set all the more dynamic. During his early years, McLeod cut his musical teeth on a plastic ukulele procured from his brother for $2. He progressed to learn guitar at age 10, and has still only …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Dustin and Adrienne Cottrell comprise folk duo 'Tortoise and Hair' and played a mostly upbeat set on Saturday night for Woodstock Coffeehouse.
Dustin and Adrienne Cottrell of Tortise and Hair brought their unique chemistry to the stage Saturday night for an engaging performance. They played multiple, well-composed covers, including some Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Joni Mitchell. However, the audience responded most to a humorous original song named 'Argus' after their dog. They said people seem to like 'Argus' because it's so peppy and fun. Upbeat with a positive message seems to be a winning formula. Both Dustin and Adrienne earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in music from Florida State University. Dustin focused on jazz, performing mostly on piano throughout the Southeast, while Adrienne studied classical piano. Adrienne continued studying religion. The Cottrells have been dating…