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Buzzing Around Broad Ripple - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Feb. 15, 2019
Hello dear readers. I hope you're not suffering from cabin fever. Even though Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, I'm not buying it. Read on for some great events to help stave off the winter doldrums.
Meghan Cristeen Martin
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Books & Brews Broad Ripple
6420 Cornell Ave - all-ages, free, 8 - 10 pm
I had the great pleasure of hearing Meghan Cristeen Martin play at last month's Lou Harry Gets Real podcast taping. I was able to grab a copy of her new EP that is just fabulous. And it was a in hand-sewn case. In fact it was so pretty that I purchased two.
I was right to judge the album by its cover. The EP is chock full of wonderful songs. Her vocals are just gorgeous, her songwriting is beautiful. The record waves a soft hand towards country, folk, and honky tonk. She's a heart-breaker - in a good way. - and she has earned her comparison to Emmylou Harris.
The self-titled album is her second. It was funded in part by Fourth Sunday Music Co., an Indianapolis non-profit that provides free recording time and support to local talent. How great is that?
DJ Rusty Redenbacher
Saturday, February 23, 2019
1001 Broad Ripple Ave - 21+. free. 10 pm - 1 am
What a great evening this promises to be! The multi-talented (and one of my favorite people) Rusty Redenbacher will wearing his DJ hat - and earphones. The TikiTiki Lounge promises exotic - and delicious sounding - cocktails in a funky/swanky space.
Rusty is a great musician, which leads to him being a great DJ. And just looking at the drink menu made me a little tipsy - there are some yummy drinks offered.
Kids Day with Mr. Daniel
Sunday, February 25, 2019
Indy CD & Vinyl
806 Broad Ripple Ave - all-ages, free, 4 - 5 pm
I imagine that Indy CD & Vinyl will be on cuteness overload during the Mr. Daniel show. Bring the kiddos to dance while you shop for music. Perfect, right?
Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com