A Night On Broadway! 

Gennaro's . . . wow . . . thank you for the amazing welcome! This was our first night at this cafe/lounge hangout south on Broadway, and what a surprise! Gracious and attentive service, a totally fun crowd, and truly superb pizza! It was an excellent night Thanks to our hosts Irene, Nicole, Bryan, and Rhiannon, who made us feel at home and took care of everything to keep the night running smoothly! We enjoyed meeting new friends Steve and Kevin, Andy and Tas, Kevin who requested more Janis and Indigo…

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A Reason, A Season, or a Lifetime 

Just yesterday, two different friends sent me the following. I paraphrased and synthesized a little, but here is the basic gist:

People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When someone appears for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need we have expressed. They are there for the reason we need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on anyone’s part, the relationship comes to an end. Our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, and their work is done. It’s time to move on . . . .

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I Actually Used the Word "Tidbit" 

Here is another tidbit in the 6 Degrees of Separation/It's A Small World tale of musician's lives. I was sitting in the styling chair at my new hairdresser's salon last month, when I mentioned we were playing at Ziggies. (Faith Himschoot of Hair By Faith in Arvada, totally recommend her.) "Oh!" Faith shrieked, "I was hoping you would say that. One of my other clients plays there, with a band called Mama Raven!" Turns out her longstanding client is Bill Garcia, drummer for the Mama Raven Band, which…

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Where Did Three Months Go? 

I need to update my journal. I promise I am still alive out here. If you come to a show, I guarantee you'll see a real person, not a dead one propped up Wow -- it is April Fool's today. We are in the second quarter already. First, I feel the need to clarify something I wrote in an earlier journal entry that some of you horse people are probably laughing about. When our horses first came to live on our land, I got bitten by one of them . . . I took it so personally. Now that I have been a…

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Happy Holidays to All! 

Dear Friends We can't say enough to thank you for the great times we have had together over this past year. 2009 was truly a whirlwind for us. We integrated our newest band member -- Ms. Jana Johns on drums -- and produced Cara's third CD, Now I Know, in less than 5 months. We released our CD on May 15th to a phenomenal crowd at the Walnut Room. Both Cara and Cindy had big transitions this year -- Cara's father passed away in May right after the CD release, and Cindy's mother passed this November.…

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Sat 10/17 - Oktoberfest Concert! 

OKTOBERFEST FOR THE SOUL An evening of merriment and entertainment Presented by Collage in Morrison Music by The Cara Cantarella Band SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 7:30 PM MORRISON TOWN HALL 110 Stone Street, Morrison, CO Tickets $10 in advance*/$12 at the door 303-697-7707 (*advance tickets include drink specials - see details below) Take a break from the traditional Oktoberfest activities and treat yourself to some "me time" or time with a loved one with some good food, drink, fellowship, and…

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Beauties in the Backyard 

We have four beauties in our backyard. Their names are Chadesea, Tanqueray, Peppy, and Guapo. They weigh about 5,000 lbs. collectively and eat 420 lbs. of food a week. They are the first horses I’ve ever spent any length of time with, and . . . I totally get the horse thing now. Totally It has just been about two weeks but already I am learning some very cool things by analogy. Our neighbors got these horses suddenly and needed a place to keep them. We have a pasture on the land, and by the good…

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HIGH G and BLACKJACK 

Hello all Well, the summer is flying by fast – we hope you have been enjoying it! We had such a great time with you at our CD releases in Denver and Fort Collins. Thank you for your outpouring of support. Sometimes the idea of writing in a public journal is perplexing to me. I am not sure of what people are really interested in knowing about. They say (whoever “they” is) that people want to know about the details of what is going on in an artist’s life. But sometimes I am not sure of just…

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Fort Collins, We Love You! 

So looking forward to seeing everyone tonight at our CD release at the Tap Room . . . what a warm welcome we have received from you! Join us for our first-ever show at the awesome Tap Room @ Catalyst! We've got some fun things in store! : )

Thank you, Denver -- what a blast! 

Thanks so much to our Denver peeps who came out and supported us at our Denver CD release at the Walnut Room last night. Holey Moley, what a show. We had a blast and hope you did, too! Thanks go out to John Kisner, Todd and Kristi Helvig and the Edge of the World Band, and especially Ron Gordon on sound . . . and of course to you all, for making it such a wonderful night! We love being with you on this journey -- what an amazing first step! Love, Cara