Saturday, April 01, 2006

Gravity Lounge

I love the Gravity Lounge.

Great acoustics, nice staff, good beers and wines, unique atmosphere, and, most importantly, great acts. No smoke, and shows start early. Last night Jean and I went with friends to hear Darrell Scott. Fabulous guitarist and singer songwriter. Place was mostly full, which is good for a musician most people have never heard of. And the opening act - Doug and Telisha Williams, from Martinsville - were charming.

Some of my favorite musicians are coming back to Gravity - Eliza Gilkyson April 26, Steve Forbert May 19, Lucy Kaplansky June 24. And some bigger names - Jesse Colin Young, Holly Near, Janis Ian, Tom Rush, Odetta - in the next couple of months. Just to name a few.

The Gravity Lounge is seemingly carved out of a basement space, and rumor has it that they couldn't get equipment in so developer Oliver Kuttner dug the space out, himself, with a wheelbarrow. True or not, one of my favorite places anywhere to hear music, and a significant contributor to making Charlottesville a great live music town.


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