Natasha's Bistro Event Calendar

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Tuesday May 6th @ 8pm Peter Case
Peter Case Singer/Songwriter::Folk::Rock
Peter Case has had a wide-ranging career. This former lead singer-songwriter for the new wave band The Plimsouls (perhaps best known for the song "A Million Miles Away" from the movie Valley Girl) has been successfully pursuing a solo folk rock career for over 20 years by delivering dynamic, emotionally charged songs. He's been nominated for a Grammy, had one of his solo CDs named 'Album Of The Year' by the NY Times, and collaborated with the likes of John Hiatt, Roger McGuinn and Ry Cooder. He's an author, having recently penned "As Far As You Can Get Without A Passport," a memoir of his early years which later inspired many of his songs. He's also an active musicologist.

Cover: $15.00
Wednesday May 7th @ 8pm Baisho Matsumoto & Tim Lake: An Evening of Kentucky and Japanese Folk Music
Baisho Matsumoto & Tim Lake: An Evening of Kentucky and Japanese Folk Music World::Bluegrass::Folk
Join us for a very special evening of music as we explore the Folk Music of Japan and Kentucky.

Baisho Matsumoto established the Japan Folk Song Baisho Association in 1976 and became a renowned master of Akita Shamisen, Tsugaru Shamisen, and other styles of folk music. He has performed throughout Japan as well as in countries such as France, Belgium and the United States. He often collaborates with players of various musical instruments to explore new possibilities for traditional Japanese music.

Dr. Tim Lake is a composer, teacher, and expert banjo player from Lexington, KY. Tim received a doctorate in music in 1991 from the University of Kentucky. In 1993, he performed and recorded the world premiere of his doctoral work, "An American Concerto For 5-String Banjo And Orchestra," with the Atlanta-Emory Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim has album releases for Rounder Records and runs his own recording label, Padraig Records.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind evening of music as we celebrate the collaboration between shamisen & banjo, east & west.

Student admission just $5 w/ID

Cover: $10.00
Thursday May 8th @ 8pm Planet D Nonet
Planet D Nonet Jazz::Old Time Swing::Big Band
The Planet D Nonet was founded by RJ Spangler and James O'Donnell in 2007. Both men are lifelong eastsiders and they have been playing together for over 30 years ago. A typical Planet D Nonet gig might involve very early jazz from Louis Armstrong or Mezz Mezzrow, Duke Ellington & Fletcher Henderson charts from the '30's, proto-Detroit R&B from Paul "Huckelbuck" Williams, King Porter or Todd Rhodes or space-age jazz from Sun Ra. The PD9 can play a swing dance or a concert performance. Whatever they do, they always have a Detroit twist. The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music. It is important that people experience this music live and in person.

Listen to the Planet D Nonet swinging to "Big John Special"

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Cover: $7.00
Friday May 9th @ 9pm Big Fat Liars
Big Fat Liars Rock::Acoustic::Covers
A night with the Big Fat Liars is truly a unique experience. This acoustic duo combines a great set list (featuring rock, classic country, top 40 and hip hop) with a fun, interactive show. The duo consists of author/filmmaker Michael Crisp and international music superstar Brad Elswick. This show is not to be missed!

Cover: $8.00
Saturday May 10th @ 11am Jam Brunch: LexJam Acoustic Cafe
Jam Brunch: LexJam Acoustic Cafe Acoustic::Jam
Open jam session with Brunch. Rock, blues, pop, country, jazz, ambient. Bring your own (small) amps, drum kits welcome with prior notice. Congas, keyboard, and sound system provided. On-stage group evolves as players/vocalists are invited to sign-in and sit in. If you have charts, bring them!
Acoustic set from 11am-3pm. New Saturday menu served 11-2.

Free Admission
Saturday May 10th @ 8pm Cuban Music: Legna Tocado & Yoisel Concepcion
Cuban Music: Legna Tocado & Yoisel Concepcion World::Acoustic::Folk
LEGNA and YOISEL are bringing to Natasha's the rhythm of Cuban and Caribbean music in an intimate setting that will feature the sounds of their world. Now in Lexington after two years of artistic performances in Mexico, they will move you with their voices and their artistry. She is a lyric soprano who has sung the music of great composers with symphonies and string orchestras in many cultural settings. He is a singer-songwriter who weaves music with his voice and his masterful guitar. Come, and enjoy a romantic evening.
Listen to Legna & Yoisel

Cover: $8.00
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