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That Guys Coffee
117 Clarksville St
Opened in 2010 by gourmet coffee roaster, Gerald Hutchings, That Guy’s Coffee has a cool vibe. The front room displays Gerald’s custom coffee roaster, and all you have to do is follow your nose to know when he’s roasting at his funky little shop. The freshness of his wonderful coffee will have you swearing off Maxwell House forever and That Guy ships coast to coast.
But it’s what is in the back room that makes the trip to That Guy’s Coffee a truely unique experience. A curtained doorway separates the front coffee room from The Listening Room. The Listening Room is an intimate musical venue to hear some of the most talented singer/songwriter to pass through our town.
The exposed brick walls display art from a variety of local artists include That Guy himself, giving the room a bohemian coffeehouse feel. With a maximum seating capacity of 59, there are only excellent seats for any concert. And what makes this a “Listening Room” is the focus on the music. Each concert is started off with an announcement to silence cell phones and if you need to talk, please quietly step outside. There is no question you are here to enjoy music up-close and personal.
The musicians talk about their music and lyrics giving a sense of being in a “Behind the Music” episode on VH1. Gerald and his wife Laura spend a significant time seeking out just the right musicians for the Listening Room, and rarely do they fall short of outstanding.
While That Guy’s Coffee is open daily, the Listening Room only books about one concert per month, so check the website for dates and musicians. Tickets typically run $15-20 and can be bought online or at That Guy’s Coffee. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, and fresh brewed coffee is a must.
The next concert is Camille Cortinas & Eric Neal Friday February 18th. “Best Folk Acoustic Act” & “Best Female Vocalist” Nominee – Dallas Observer. Don’t miss it.
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