Rock N Java Singer/Songwriter Night is in full swing..
Can't wait for the next time they hold a Singer Song Writers Night!!!
J.T. Reno hydrates with some of that delicious Rock n Java brew before he takes the stage
JT says cheese for a photo opt for a long time fan
Time to get on the stage and take his spot
A quick plug in and they begin
"Westside of the Rain" is the song JT chooses to kick off the event.
This is a Nashville style round robin. First 4 writers....3 songs each
The audience is sold on the new material right from the begining
JT passes the mic off to Joe for a turn
Toby follow Joes song with one of his "classics"
Toby finishes his tune and the round robin moves to the end of the line. Next up a song about a civil war solider
JT intros his second song with a short story of how he came to write "Maybe" after visiting with an elderly gent in Ireland
Joe launches his second tune as these writers continue
All four of these artist enthrall the listeners
Toby entertains everyone with his humorous tune "Howdumdooya
The guys on stage are just as entertained as the audience
Round three.... JT thrills em with an outlaw country tune called "Country Way"
These "old" pros exceeded the audiences expecations with songs ranging from old age to amputees...and everything in between
The first set of singer/songwriters are finished and we all enjoy a brief intermission
Second set of artist take the stage (the younger crew)
the time just flew by
Three rounds and the night is brought to a close
Keep an eye out for what's happenin' next at Rock N Java....You won't leave disappointed no matter what event you attend!
The sun is about to set, the alley is starting to fill
JT Reno steps up on the stage for an impromptu set
as the alley begins to fill chair space is at a premium
All eyes are straight ahead as JT sings to the crowd
A quick intro and he's off...doing what he loves the most!
An original written while in Ireland is a true crowd pleaser
A bluesy tune holds the crowds attention
JT is concentrating on hitting that high note
One last song until the sun sets and JT will return for another acoustical jam sessions with some other musicians
this troop of dancers followed JTs set
This crooner wooed the women in the crowd
snow cones anyone?
the sun has set...
the lights have come on in the alley...
Now is the time for an unplugged acoustical set with some of the talent of the evening
the intimate pairing of local citizens and a balmy Arizona evening go perfectly with the great talent Casa Grande has to offer
JT leads on a Crosby Stills and Nash tune
The playin' continues
The crowds show their nappreciation with applause
A perfect end to a perfect evening See you all at the Arts in the Alley event when it starts back up in September!!