The Mad Monk Cafe gets its name from our location
(MADison and MONKland) and is a musical event staged approximately six times a year between April and November. Madison's own deacon George puts together a show with a story to tell: through songs, readings, slides and guest musicians, the life of a famous musician or a theme in the folk, gospel and blues traditions is explored.
Previous shows have been "Hellhound On My Trail" the life of Robert Johnson , "Josh White, the first Folk Blues Star "Cafe Society Blues" a recreation of the music of the Folk Boom in 1930s Manhattan among others. Shows are on Friday nights starting at 8:PM and are usually very well attended, so we advise getting there around 7:30. Admission and refreshments are free - you'll be our guest. If you'd like to get an idea of what the music is like, you can look up deacon George on youtube.
For more about deacon George, please see his official website http://deacongeorge.com
Next Mad Monk....
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The Mad Monk Cafe
This is the last Mad Monk Café until the snow is gone. Blues for Christmas is really 2 shows in one. The first set will be Deacon George performing SOLO - blues songs about Christmas by John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Blind Blake and many more. The second set, as we've done the last few years, will be a high energy singalong of (mostly) traditional Christmas spirituals with the Inscrutable Master Wong on bass.
Please bring a favourite dessert to share. Kindly omit nuts from any foods brought in, thanks.
Doors open at 7:00pm. As always admission and refreshments are free of charge.