Here’s another old post that I am dragging over from my blogger account.
March 13th, 2012
Folk Night at Pizza On Dubuque in Iowa City
Pizza on Dubuque has recently started hosting free folk nights in their upstairs seating area, a very nice, very underutilized space. I’m not quite sure if these events are hosted on a particular day of the week, but it’s a good idea t peek in next time you’re hanging out downtown. There are usually well-drawn fliers in the window announcing the next event. These shows are low-key, BYOB and have so far featured both well-established musicians like Pete Balestrieri and some artists new to the local scene like Rachael Marie, shown in the photos below. Rachael may look small and unassuming, but she has a powerful voice and a special ability to write songs that tell a story. In the last photo, you’ll see her singing into the body of her banjo, which caused a haunting echo to consume her voice. Keep lookout, as I am sure you’ll have a chance to hear her play again soon.