Friday, October 17, 2008

Morning Coffee at Duckpond is Back

After a few bumps in the road, we finally got the morning coffee service back up and running. This time we're partnered with Hob Nob Restaurant. We weren't open for 5 minutes when Marc Yaxley drives in with his Jazz guitar and a nifty new battery operated amp. Marc is himself a dedicated morning coffee drinker. Back when the Essence of Time was open, he would regularly be the first guy through the door at 7:00 a.m. to get his morning bump. As we get going with the morning coffee, we're hoping to start scheduling more morning music sessions--a great way to get the day rolling. We'll be doing this Monday thru Friday starting at 7:00.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reggae Band Comes to Duckpond Coffee

The other day, just as I was closing up shop for the day, a van hauling a trailer pulls up. First one guy gets out, then another, then another. The back doors whip open and, circus like, people just start piling out. Within seconds I had a full eight piece reggae band surrounding the coffee cart buying up whatever was left in sight. We were being invaded by The Alchemystics, a ska band from Amherst, Massachuesettes who were on their way to play with Granola Funk at Stella Blue in Asheville. Turns out, the only reason they came into the shop was The Brown Bean Coffee sign caught their eye. They had been buying it online for years. I had a great time hanging out with them, and they said they might be up for playing a Duckpond show sometime in the future....if we double the size of the deck that is. Check 'em out at
Better yet, here's a nice clip from one of their shows.