Rock N Soul Cafe

 

In 2012 the an article in the Daily Camera by By Alicia Wallace announced that the Rock N Soul Café, a coffee shop and music venue in east Boulder, had closed after nearly eight years in business. The owner, Sheryl Radetsky, sent an e-mailed business obituaryto customers as well as posting it on the business' website. It included the epitaph "great music happened here." The notice went on to say that the Rock N Soul Café had hosted 1,456 shows, with 44,823 attendees, and 364 open mic nights from Nov. 20, 2004, to March 31, 2012.

"To those who find fault, please know we gave our best -- peace," Radetsky wrote. "To those we served, thank you! To the musicians who shared their music on our stage, thank you for the awesome musical memories and the magic you created in our room -- love. "To our friends who got it, who understood the vision, the harsh climate, the severe challenges, who stood by us and with us, we will always have extreme gratitude in our heart for your -- understanding."

It was a sad day for those who lived in Boulder and had enjoyed everything that the Rock N Soul Café offered. The Rock N Soul Café's closure will leave a hole in Boulder's music scene, said David Goodheim, guitar player for Boulder-based indie-rock band Carry Me Ohio.

This was the cafe's website way back then. It disappeared from the WWW once its domain registration had expired. Recently I discovered that the domain was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its original content from archived pages. I definitely didn't want someone else purchasing the domain and re-purposing it for something that had nothing in common with the Rock N Soul Café . I wanted to keep the spirit of the original website intact by posting content from the site's Press releases and "Buzz" page.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE CONTAINS SELECTIVE ARCHIVED CONTENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE.

Since the site will not be exactly as you remember it, please be indulgent
Now let's take a nostalgic stroll back to when the Rock N Soul Café was still operating out of 5290 Arapahoe Ave.

***

ABOUT THE ROCK N SOUL CAFE

A coffee shop filled with the joy of celebrating the great gift of music!!
Surrounded by excellence in ambiance, beverage, food & music!!!
Honoring the God of our spirits and embracing our faith!
We invite you to visit us often and/or to utilize this great space for your special interest groups and meetings.

Offering free wireless access, an awesome opportunity for live performance recordings, great meeting/event venue. Ask our staff about the available options.

To reserve the space contact The Rock 'N' Soul Cafe at bookings@rocknsoulcafe.com with your specific request.

Available for Purchase: Rock N Soul Cafe performing artists CD's, books about musicians and their stories ~ many which incorporate their personal story of faith, original artwork, albums, rock n roll purses, Rock N Soul Cafe coffee mugs / tshirts, and much more. Check out the list on our merchandise page!
Music, the universal language... A gift to be shared... The wonder of His love...

***

PRESS:

***

THE ROCK N SOUL CAFE RECEIVES 2009 BEST OF BOULDER AWARD

2009 AWARD

"The Rock N Soul Cafe is a small Boulder coffeehouse that serves snacks, drinks and wickedly good desserts, a venue that exudes coziness and warmth."

"Shine A Light" small business contest!!

Juliet Wittman, Westword, Nov 5 2009

The Rock N Soul Cafe has been nominated in the "Shine A Light" small business contest!! We would truly appreciate your support and vote! First we need 50 votes to get to the judging portion of the contest, and if we make it, then we need ......all the votes we can get!

Just go to:

The Rock N Soul Cafe Shine A Light Nomination and to endorse us and cast your vote!

(NOTE: You have to register to endorse/vote. This keeps it all legitmate!)

***

Coffee 101:

Where are the coffeehouses with live music in the Boulder area? ~ July 24,2009

Rock & Soul Café, 5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80302, 303-443-5108

This is a great place to see a show.

***

Rock N Soul Cafe Reaches Out For Community Support

~ June 16, 2009

Musicians plan benefit shows for Boulder's struggling Rock N' Soul Cafe Thursday, April 30, 2009

More than 50 area musicians have stepped up to the plate to help keep the venue afloat, and throughout May and June they will provide their musical services free of charge for a series of "Love.Care.Share" benefit shows.

***

Musicians plan benefit shows for Boulder's struggling Rock N' Soul Cafe Thursday, April 30, 2009

More than 50 area musicians have stepped up to the plate to help keep the venue afloat, and throughout May and June they will provide their musical services free of charge for a series of "Love.Care.Share" benefit shows.

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/apr/30/rock-n-soul-cafe-boulder-benefit-concerts-music/

***

The Rock N Soul Cafe is at a turning point

By Tyler Nemkov in Food for Thought Thursday, Mar. 26 2009 @ 10:39AM

http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2009/03/help_the_rock_n_soul_cafe_stay.php

***

CELLIST MATT HAIMOVITZ PREFERS ROCK CLUBS TO CONCERT HALLS

www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/mar/20/cellist-matt-haimovitz-prefers-rock-clubs-to/

***

BOULDER JAZZ SINGER MERYL ROMER CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT CD AT THE ROCK N'SOUL

www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/mar/05/meryl-romer-boulder-jazz-singer-music/

***

Boulder Weekly Jan 15-21, 2009

An Inaugural celebration

Rock N Soul Café, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-443-5108

Back in October, 12 outstanding local musicians convened at the Rock N Soul Café for some musical political perspective. Throughout their events, the singers sang their protest songs, the guitarists plucked with progress and the audience was enraptured in the politically saturated atmosphere. Much of the focus of these sessions was on the Nov 4 election, which proved to be a pivotal point in American history. To help carry on that momentum with the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama, Rock N Soul Café is having a CD release party of these October recordings. The compilation, titled Boulder Politics: The Voice Of Reason, will be released on Jan 15 as an inauguration celebration. The event starts at 7 p.m., but we suggest you get there earlier to celebrate something else: Rock N Soul’s food. This music-heavy café produces some of the most rockin’ dishes around – soups, salads, quiches, cheese dips, croissants and vegetarian chili to name a few. In addition, Rock N Soul serves a variety of local beers and wine, and organic coffee, teas, mates and shakes. So eat, drink, listen and be merry while celebrating this historic moment.

***

OBAMA BENEIFT CD ~ A MUSICAL INAUGURATION

On Oct 16 and Oct 31 at The Rock N Soul Cafe, 12 outstanding local musicians gathered together to sing their original protest songs, emphasizing the importance of the Nov 4 presidential election.

These songs were recorded "Live at The Rock N Soul Cafe" and have been combined into one compilation CD titled "Boulder Politics ~ The Voice Of Reason". The CD is available for purchase at The Rock N Soul Cafe. Proceeds from the ongoing sale of the CD will be donated to benefit the OBAMA Administration in helping to make the world a better place!!!

***

 

Published on May 3, 2012
Craig Chasen reunites with producer Doug Haywood at Boulder Colorado's Rock and Soul Cafe, to perform song's from Craig's album and re minis over old times touring with Jackson Browne. Recorder and produced by Nathan Andrews, Starwood-One Productions

***

PRESS RELEASE

Join us for A Musical Inauguration culminating in a CD Release party with many of the performing artists on hand.

Part of the proceeds from the ongoing sale of the CD's will be donated to benefit the emerging Obama administration's efforts to make the world a better place.

"Boulder Politics ~ The Voice of Reason" is a compilation of local Colorado artists singing their souls out to convey their deepest held convictions and beliefs about the world around us.

The performance was recorded live at The Rock N Soul Cafe (not coincidentally) on Halloween, a day fueled by fear and horror; a fitting backdrop for our recent political landscape.

It is our hope that the emotion and sentiments captured on this magical night in October inspires others to think about how a single voice can make the world a better place.

The performance was arranged in three powerful sections; Darkness, Voice and Hope, to express the creative process of moving toward change.

DARKNESS ~ songs which depict the sorrow and disappointment felt by many during this past political administration.

VOICE ~ songs which express the possibilities an individual can speak against the grain of a broken system.

HOPE ~ songs which proclaim the power of optimism on an evolving world stage.

"With speakers built into the wall a full size soundboard and lighting typically found in much larger venues, this performance space is acoustically one of the best in the county. " Erik, The Yellow Scene

***

***

Boulder Weekly Press

From The Boulder Weekly Student Guide 06 - August 24, 2006.

At the Sshow: A guide to Boulder's Live Music Venues

by Daniel Boniface

"When it's done with, there's nothing better than live music. Whether your taste is for bluegrass, rock, hip-hop, classical, blues, jazz, jam or some heretofore-unclassified amalgamation of all of these genres. Boulder is the place to be for concerts. Every night of the week offers a new and exciting musical experience. Here's a quick overview of the city's finest live music venues. (Note: There were four venues listed, with The Rock N Soul Cafe as one of the four!) .

Rock N Soul Cafe
5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
www.rocknsoulcafe.com

The best place to catch rootsy, homegrown musical talent is far and away the Rock N Soul Cafe. On practically every night, you'll find a handful of acoustic guitar strumming songwriters pouring their hearts out to an appreciative audience. And if you wnat to join in on the fun, the Rock N Soul hosts a weekly Open MIc every Monday night. There's no better place to launch your sensitive singer-songwriter career. Also worth checking out is the Acoustic Brunch every Saturday morning, where you can get some delicious food and listen to some mellow tunes. And for the kids, every Friday there's an interactive kids concert, hosted by local fave Sue Schnitzer. In the upcoming weeks, check out the eclectic Latin-style guitarist Beto Hale (8/18), an informal session from local songwriter Rebecca Folsom (8/24) and the best female songwriters in the county during the Boulder Women's Songwriter Night (8/30).".

***

Ring in the Rock New Year's Concerts Continue Musical Tradition

By Eric Schmidt, Camera Staff Writer
December 23, 2005

Singer-guitarist Furay was a founding member of influential rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Poco before settling in Colorado as pastor of Calvary Chapel in Broomfield. He plays a comparatively intimate New Year's Eve date at Boulder's Rock 'N' Soul Cafe with a band that now includes percussionist Alan Lemke, bassist Aaron Sellen and multi-instrumentalist Scott Sellen.

"I'll be covering my musical history," Furay says. "I'll be playing a lot of songs from the Springfield, some from Poco, some from my solo career, and we're also going to try and work in a few of the new songs."

Known recently for Christian music such as his 2005 album I Am Sure, Furay plans to release what he calls his first "mainstream" record in 25 years this spring. Titled Heartbeat of Love, the album features ex-Springfield bandmates Neil Young and Stephen Stills, plus friends such as Kenny Loggins and the Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit.

The new songs "have a theme of love throughout them, but that's been pretty much what the focal point of my music has been, anyway," Furay says, adding he wrote some of them for his daughter's wedding. "I've had these songs that I've been working on for a while, and now I've had the opportunity to record them, so I'm taking advantage of that."

After years of keeping a low profile for someone of his musical stature, Furay predicts he'll be more visible in 2006 as Heartbeat of Love and a new autobiography titled "Picking Up the Pieces" arrive in stores. But he says his New Year's show is more about spending the evening with friends than regaining prominence in any music scene.

After all, he says, Springfield and Poco were doing the same thing decades before.

"It's not new at all," Furay says. "Certainly, New Year's shows have been going on since I was making music, and that was 30 or 40 years ago now.

"It's just a gathering point to rally in a new year," he continues. "The old is behind us, and the new is in front of us, and I think people love to celebrate those kind of things."

http://www.dailycamera.com/bdc/county_news/article/0,1713,BDC_2423_4298733,00.html

***

Boulder cafe honors Lennon

Musicians to pay tribute to late Beatle

By Corey Dahl, For the Camera
December 8, 2005
Sam and Sheryl Radetsky, owners of the Rock N Soul Cafe, can remember exactly where they were on Dec. 8, 1980, the day John Lennon died.

The Radetskys were watching "Monday Night Football" on television when the game was interrupted to announce that the ex-Beatle had been shot and killed in front of his New York apartment.

"We were just in shock," Sheryl Radetsky said. "It was such a downer."

Now, 25 years later, the Radetskys are coordinating a daylong tribute to the musician at their cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., in Boulder. The cafe's stage will be open for people to sing or play their favorite Lennon songs, share their memories and read Lennon-related poetry.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., pianist Richard Shane and guitarists Michael Krow and John Harris will perform Lennon songs, and poet Celeste Labadie will read Lennon's poetry and prose as well as an original piece inspired by him. A sympathy card for Lennon's family also will be available for customers to sign.

"We decided to do it because it was such an impactful event in our lives," Sheryl Radetsky said. "It was just such a loss. We really love John Lennon and his music and his ability to stand up for what he believed in."

Shane performs at the cafe regularly the second Thursday of each month. One of the owners reminded him that his regular gig for December fell on the same day as the anniversary, he said. Shane's "musical menu" for the shows typically includes about 240 classic rock songs that guests can call out and request. For tonight's event, the menu will be restricted to about 80 songs composed by Lennon and Paul McCartney for the Beatles or by Lennon on his own.

"He was so influential in the culture of our generation," Shane said. "The Beatles, but especially him, changed the course of how a lot of people think."

Shane said he was in an office building at Pine Street and Broadway in 1980 when someone told him that Lennon had been shot to death.

"I lived through both Kennedys and Martin Luther King, and it was another one, my God," Shane said. "In retrospect, it seems there were a few people who were really influential in our generation, John being one of them. Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He's keeping pretty good company there."

Camera Staff Writer Michael Cote contributed to this report.

***

Daily Camera Entertainment

Schmidt: Rock 'N' Soul marks first year

Music — not booze — helps venue succeed
November 18, 2005
Sheryl Radetsky saw a void to fill when she opened the Rock 'N' Soul Cafe a year ago this week. Luckily for Boulder's music community, it turns out she was right.

In the past year, the east Boulder coffee shop, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., has carved a niche for itself as a great-sounding room where it's all about the music, not social cliques or bar sales. In fact, not serving alcohol has helped the Rock 'N' Soul attract an underserved clientele that supports live music, but — as one visitor put it — would rather come home smelling like chocolate chip cookies than stale beer and cigarettes.

"It's definitely played a key role in the experience because when people come here and pay a cover (charge), they are focused on the music and the artist, and the artist connects with that," says Radetsky, who co-owns the cafe with her husband, Sam. "We've had such great shows here; it's just a great setting."

The cozy venue holds about 100 and offers live music every day except Sunday. Performers range from national touring acts to locals signing up for their first open mic, but acoustic singer-songwriters seem especially fond of the place.

The Rock 'N' Soul celebrates its first year in business today with a full day of live music beginning at 8 a.m. The lineup includes Rodrigo Sanchez, Lonny Lewis, Tattered Rose Band, Kate Laurel Smith, Todd Adelman, Jim Tesone, Bill Watson, Kathy Nelson, Craig Chasen, Dan Oakenhead and Steve Quiry, who also headlines an evening show at 7:30 p.m. Hourly prize drawings will give away tasty baked goods, music accessories and a Baby Taylor acoustic guitar.

"We just want to say thank you to our customers and the musicians who have supported us to be able to make it through our first year," Radetsky says. "We'll keep it going as long as we can do it."

For details, call (303) 443-5108 or visit http://www.rocknsoulcafe.com./

Contact Camera Staff Writer Eric Schmidt at (303) 473-1628 or schmidte@dailycamera.com.

***

The Yellow Scene October 2005 issue

EAST COUNTY WELCOMES MUSICIANS WITH OPEN MICS and STAGES

"...In the meantime, we offer you a roundup of the rest of East County’s Open Stages, Mics and Jams. Dust off that axe and saddle up. OK, so our first stage is in Boulder, but it’s East Boulder and the Rock ‘N’ Soul Café is one of the county’s best rooms. We’ve raved about the acoustics before, suffice it to say this venue was built by musicians, for musicians. Small enough for almost everyone to have a front row seat, the focus is clearly on the music, not the socializing. People chat between sets and songs, not during. While Rock ‘N’ Soul is called a café, it’s a music venue that serves coffee and pastry, not a coffee shop with a stage. Call 303.443.5108<
http://theyellowscene.com/OCT05_Archive/noteworthyOCT05.html

***

***

Sebastian: It's so hard to wait

March 25, 2005 These days he's better known as Pastor Richie than one of the co-founders of seminal rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Poco. But Richie Furay, who's called Boulder home since 1971, is slowly dipping his toes back into the world of mainstream music.

Since converting to Christianity in the late '70s, Furay — pastor at Broomfield's Calvary Chapel — has focused mainly on devotional music. But now, after being waylaid by hip-replacement surgery last year, he's hard at work on his first non-religious disc in eons.

"It's been so long since I've recorded a mainstream project," Furay says. "I've just been gathering up all these songs I've been writing for a while, songs that were just waiting for an opportunity to be recorded. I figured I better do it now."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also is scheduled to play his first Boulder gig in more than five years Saturday at the Rock N' Soul Cafe.

"I've been keeping a pretty low profile, musically, but this will give me a chance to share my thoughts," Furay says, noting that he'll performing selections from his new devotional disc, I Am Sure, in addition to some of his classic tunes.

Furay's renewed musical activity comes as he spends more and more time playing with his old Poco mates, mostly in California.

"Man, why is this happening when I'm 61?" he asks. "The CD I'm working on right now is really good. It rocks like the contemporary country music that's out there right now. You know, once you get music in your blood, you can't get away from it."

There's another big gig he'd like to see happen: a Buffalo Springfield reunion.

Observers thought the '60s folk-rock combo might reform a few years ago, when mercurial Neil Young released a wistful reminiscence, "Buffalo Springfield Again," on his Silver and Gold album, and the band worked together on a career-spanning box set. But it wasn't to be — and now can't be, since original Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died last year.

"I actually was talking to Neil several weeks ago, and he was thinking maybe he, Stephen (Stills) and I could go out and do a small, intimate thing of some sort," Furay says. "But that'll be his call, when he's ready. It's funny, because the Springfield was really Stephen's band at the time, but Neil pretty much calls the shots on that one now."

Furay performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rock N' Soul Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave. Tickets, $5-$7, are available at the door; call (303) 443-5108 or visit http://www.rocknsoulcafe.com./ To learn more about Furay's devotional music, visit www.richiefuray.com.

***

This column about the Rock N Soul Cafe was previously published in "The Yellow Scene" March 2005 Vol.5 Issue 2.
Our Thanks to Erik

Noteworthy

Noteworthy is shifting gears this month. Instead of focusing on a single band, we offer a veritable cornucopia of music from dozens of musicians, some local, some touring, but all introduced, encouraged and eventually dragged off stage at the end of their set by Niwot's Kevin Dooley. This routine, called Songwriters' Night is scheduled to repeat itself every Tuesday night from 7:30-10:30 at Boulder County's newest live music venue, the Rock 'N Soul Cafe. Located at 5290 Arapahoe, the cafe is well east of downtown Boulder and therefore a quick drive for East County residents looking for mid-week music.

The evening begins with an open stage, where three 10-minute slots are filled by a lottery among the performance-inclined (and guitar toting) members of the audience. Three longer sets by more established musicians follow. Booked well in advance, each invited songwriter plays about four songs. Ever the effusive and enthusiastic host, Dooley keeps the performers moving, and elicits welcoming applause for every new face.

The first night the music ranged from Dan Oakenhead's lyrically-focused acoustic folk, to ex-Louisville resident (now of Portland, ME) Taylor Esple's polished pop-rock piano ballads. You can catch another Niwot musical legend, Pete Wernick, known to most as "Dr. Banjo," on March 22.

As a Venue Rock 'N Soul is a refreshing, if somewhat assumption-jarring alternative to the standard bar or coffee-shop locale. From their " I still believe" motto, to the prominently placed Bible and pamphlets, there is no way to miss the Christian influence. However, the standard warning signals such religious overtones elicit from music fans are, in this case, completely unwarranted. Rock "N Soul is all about the music, which for owners Sam and Sheryl Radetsky, means plenty of rock 'n' roll, and no trace of saccharine melodramatic pop that comes to mind when one hears "Christian" and "music" in the same sentence.

The quirky dichotomy is best explained by the stage. With speakers built into the wall a full size soundboard and lighting typically found in much larger venues, this performance space is acoustically one of the best in the county. The deep red wall at it's rear is decorated with five posters arranged to form a large cross. Yet one of the posters is an electric guitar ad featuring a bright red guitar next to a devil's pitchfork. Other walls are covered with signed album covers from Lou Reed, the Stones and Janis Joplin, hardly an angelic bunch.

Rock 'N Soul's music-first philosophy earned host Kevin Dooley's approval. I've tried songwriter nights at other places around Boulder before. It's hard to focus on the performance. At coffee shops, some people want to talk, and you're always competing with the espresso machine: at bars, it's the TV."

His assertions are backed by the previous two hours of rapt attention paid to all the musicians by a crowd of about 50. Indeed, Sam Radetsky seemed embarrassed when the cafe phone rang mid-song.

During breaks and after the last performance, the mood is that of a local musician social hour, networking get-together---CD's and business cards are exchanged, introductions made, and future gigs discussed. The audience is very supportive, not surprising given that it is almost all musicians and their significant others. If you want a chance to play, you should arrive a little before 7:30 pm and add your name to the list.

"this column was previously published in the Daily Camera November 26, 2004"

***

The Daily Camera

Dorris: Divine Inspiration

Rock 'N' Soul takes Christian music out of the church

For all the diversity Boulder touts itself as having, there's one area where this town is actually pretty boring — the nightlife.

Oh, put down your indignant fist and hear me out. We've got bars. We've got live music. We've got movie theaters. But our coffee shops don't stay open very late. We don't have a locally owned all-night diner. Our main attraction in the late-night scene is drinking, which is fine and good, but there are folks in these parts who aren't into hitting the bottle every night.

Enter the Rock 'N' Soul Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., a music-focused venue that actually — gasp — does not serve alcohol. The cafe was opened up just last week by Sheryl Radetsky, who retired from 30 years of working at Qwest and decided to plunge into the live-music-and-coffee-shop business.

"I've been hosting live music for 2 1/2 years at my church, and I wanted to pull it out of that church environment and put it into a coffee shop," Radetsky said. "I think a lot of people are intimidated to come into a church and have a preconceived notion of this so-called Christian music."

Radetsky runs the Rock 'N' Soul cafe as a coffee house during the day, serving fair trade organic coffee that she claims is "the best coffee I've ever had." She's also serving fresh-baked treats, such as cookies and croissant sandwiches

The venue holds around 100 people and features an open mic night on Thursdays and live music on Friday and/or Saturday nights. Radetsky says the performances are sometimes spiritually oriented, but not always.

Tonight Holly Holverson performs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., and next Friday Dave Beegle performs in the same time slot.

"A lot of people do not want to go to the Pepsi Center and also don't want to go a bar, but they love music, and our primary focus is music," she said.

The Rock 'N' Soul is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. Call (303) 443-5108 or visit http://www.rocknsoulcafe.com/index.html

 

Through the Years with THE BUZZ at ROCK N SOUL

"..I think your positive philosophy behind the venue is really great, and I wish more venues worked under the same premise." xo Bree

***

Performing Musicians Comment:

Heard some great things about your venue...Joe A.

***

Hey Sheryl, thank you so much for having Fresh Hops last week. We all really enjoyed playing at your place. It was such a cool atmosphere and really sounded great. We truly appreciate your hospitality and hope to see you again! Thanks again, Joe

***

We had such a great time at the venue! Let's keep in touch because we would love to come back in some form or another down the road. Thanks again! Darren

***

Hi Sheryl and Sam, Just wanted to say that it was a pleasure playing at your venue last night. Thank you for the amazing acoustics, and for being so inviting. I hope we get to work together again soon! Sincerely, Brittany.

***

Hi, Sheryl, Just dropping a quick line here before we head to Virginia... THANK YOU for hosting such a great evening for us the other night. You and Sam are the best.~ SoundRabbit

***

First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to have IR perform at Rock N Soul Cafe this past Saturday. Everyone had a great time...Not only does Rock N Soul have an amazing sound system (and a great soundman!), but your cafe has a wonderfully warm and inviting environment. We look forward to possibility of performing there again.... the video from the (out-of-this-world-awesome!) Rock N Soul turned out great..." ~ IR

***

Hi Sheryl and Sam, Thank you again for the opportunity to perform at R-n-S. What a great place and a great night. Ken

***

Hello Sheryl, Thanks SO very much to you and Sam for the incredible experience we all had at Artnat on Sat. night. I know it was a tremendous amount of work for you both, and we did go a bit late. But folks are still talking about how much fun they had. You both always make everyone feel so welcome and the Rock n Soul ambiance is so warm and kind. Thanks for making it a night we will all long remember. Thanks again, Marilyn.

***

Hi Sheryl- Tnx for a cool nite Sat! Great place to play and you guys are the best! Ken,Peggy, and Scott

***

Hey Sheryl and Sam, Thank you again for hosting such a great show. It truly was one of our best shows sound-wise so we are very satisfied!! V

***

I was referred to you by several colleauges who all mentioned The Rock 'n' Soul Cafe as one of their very favorite venues to play. From the incredible sound system and patrons to the great atmosphere, they all said, "if you get the chance to play The Rock 'n' Soul Cafe...Do it!" ~ John R.

***

Hi Sheryl, I just wanted to drop a line from the road to let you know how much we enjoyed playing at Rock N Soul. What a great venue you have created, especially (in my opinion) for acoustic music. Everyone was so kind and the whole night had a wonderful warmth to it, so thank you! I'll let you guys know the next time I tour through (or move back to!) Boulder. Best, Jon

***

"I've played with Leftover Salmon and Carole King - This place is a rare gem -..." Rob Galloway

***

"They are THE BEST small music venue on the front-range.." Nick O'Connor

***

"This is the best venue I've ever played. It's really something...This club...coffee shop.. Whatever you want to call it, you know, people got to come out here and support this place and let something like this be here. Because I've played all over the United States anyway, and it's just the sound system, the stage, the seating, the people that own it, everybody. It's just so fine to play here. I've played suck holes, I mean the worst places on the planet and also some supposedly really good ones. This one is phenomenal! And for it to be in Boulder is just freaky. So, this is something special. I'm gonna support it. I'm gonna play here again. I just fell in love with the place." - Stephen Allen Davis

***

"Isn't this a great venue? Boulder has needed something like this for a long time and I will definitely be supporting The Rock N Soul." - Richie Furay

***

Sheryl & Sam Thanks so much for a great night! Hooking me up with Mark and Chris was fantastic! We had a great time playing your club. Hope to see you again soon… Bill Lancton www.billlancton.com

***

Next week I will be back at The Rock & Soul Cafe. This is a beautiful place with the best sound system for miles! Great, organic, food and good atmosphere. Eef

***

this is one of the best live music venues on the front range. Rob

***

Hello Sheryl, It was so much fun playing at rock'n'soul cafe last week. I love your club. ~ Michael

***

AND, thanks again for being so great to us in August! That was bar none our best show to date and it wouldn't of been possible without you! Thanks Sam for running a great mix and Sheryl for the smiles and compliments. It means so much to us as teachers and musicians to have such a caring venue with which to retreat and relax! You make art, in it's true state - possible! Many, many thanks! Victor

***

Uploaded on May 25, 2009
Listening to the Paperback Writers

***

Hi Sheryl and Sam, Everyone in the band had a great time last Weds., and the audience, from all reports, was having fun too.... So I just want to thank you for being there, for supporting our music, and for being part of my musical family. Sister Merry loves you, as so many musicians and listeners do. Keep up the good work! Love, Kate

***

I just LOVE your venue! Hope all is well with you there and hope to see you soon, MT

***

I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed getting to know the Rock n Soul Café last night—you folks have a really special thing going on. ~ Michael

***

Thanks for doing what you do. I appreciate you and your venue/vision... Ronnda

***

Hi Sheryl, Thank you for such a fun evening at you cafe, I really enjoyed playing with Lynn and Ronnda. You have a great listening room and audience. Jaquie

***

Dear Sheryl and Sam, I just wanted to thank you again for letting me play the Rock 'N' Soul Cafe last night! I enjoyed to intimacy of your venue, the quality of the sound, and the dedication you both exemplify. The Rock 'N' Soul Cafe is a superior venue for local music, you should both be proud. Also, the live recording sounds fantastic! Thanks again, have us back anytime, Teo & Kenny

***

Thanks Sheryl & Sam for all your hard work and effort that you continuously do to provide what I consider "Boulder's Best Listening Venue". I know that I speak for Kathy and Laurie in thanking you for the wonderful time last night, you two Rock!!! Thanks Again (and again and again) Cari

***

Sheryl, thanks again for having us, the room is awesome!!! best, glenn

***

Hi Sheryl :) I played a few songs at the open mic the Monday before last and spoke with you breifly afterwards. The sound, the vibe and the people are wonderful! Thanks again for creating such a welcoming environment for local musicians and original music lovers. Best regards, Jeff

***

I really enjoyed performing in the Open Mic tonight, and thought most of the other acts were excellent, too. Keep up the good work! --Gabriel

***

Hi Sheryl! I just wanted to write to you and Sam to thank you guys again for a great experience last Thursday. The recording I got was phenomenal and I'm actually considering getting it mastered and selling it as a live CD. I can't wait to come back next year! You guys are great. Take care, Dave

***

Again, thank you for your undying commitment to local and national music. You two have worked so hard and have loved local musicians so unconditionally. Thank you! You're the greatest! Cheers, Kristina

***

Dear Sheryl and Sam, What a wonderful venue for our show.... You have a great place and the coffee and sound were both excellent! All the Best Richard

***

Hi Cheryl, Its Rick Gabler.. Guitarist with Clay Stafford.. We enjoyed playing Friday! You and Sam are very special.. And you have a terrific venue..

***

Hey there, I just wanted to say thanks again for last Saturday. We had a great time. Your venue is the best in the region, as far as I am concerned. Stew

***

Sheryl, Sam, Just want to say thanks again for Fri. It is truly one of the nicest places we've played, not just because of the physical lay out but because of you're support & friendly reception of us & our friends. We really appreciate your professional approach as well. .... ~ Thanks again, Pat, Jim, Adrienne, & Terry (One Lucky Guy)

***

To all the folks at Rock 'N Soul, thank you so much for your love and generosity for having us on the 19'th of May for the benefit for the Ashenfelter family. It was a great success and a very wonderful experience. Having played your venue before I was aware of the professional yet "homey" feeling of your venue. The sound is excellent, as is the sound man (not an easy job working with different bands all the time), but the entire place is filled with the spirit of music, it was a wonderful experience for all concerned. We felt right at home and had a tremendous evening. "TOO MUCH JONES" is definitely looking forward to returning, and sharing the musical experience with all who wish to celebrate with us.

***

Hi Sheryl, I just want to say thank you to both you and Sam for opening such a wonderful venue. - Alice

***

We all absolutely loved playing there!" - Deco Django-

***

"By the way, I really like your place. The sound system is wonderful and the environment is well thought out. We enjoyed the atmosphere." - Peggy, Booking Agent

***

Hi Guys, Just wanted to say thanks again for having me as a performer at the Rock N Soul. You have a great venue and are very appreciative of what we as performing songwriters do. Even though I had an off night I was still made to feel at home and can't thank you enough for your support! Cheers! Jason

***

"Thanks to you both and your staff for making our concert and environment so wonderful last night. We all appreciated your hospitality and support so much. I have received many positive calls today, and everyone loved the entire evening (atmosphere, vibe and food included)."-Lynn Skinner

***

What an absolutely fabulous evening. Bill really enjoyed playing last night. Thanks for your openness and charm which is always present. I keep telling people about the cafe and they want to come...I can't wait until they do. I just wanted to say thanks again.

***

"These days I head over to the Rock ‘N’ Soul Café here in Boulder as often as I can to play songwriter nights and open mic sessions, and to sit back and listen to some fine local and nationally known performers. Sam and Sheryl Radetsky run a fantastic music venue with friendly and warm welcome, excellent coffees, refreshments, and a fine selection of delicious foods. So if you have the good fortune of living here, or being around this area for any time at all, make sure make your way to the Rock ‘N ‘ Soul Café, not just for the sessions I get to play, but all week from Monday through Saturday for some of the finest music you’ll hear in this entire region." - local musician and songwriter Dan O.

***

Hi Guys! This is C M, the guitarist who performed with Steve. Just wanted to say I love your venue and I'd love to play there again! What a night! You folks are the best! Regards, C

***

"I am a Denver based booking agent and I have heard wonderful things about your venue. It’s great to have a new venue in Boulder. I look forward to working with you and meeting you."

***

"I just wanted to thank you for creating such a wonderful venue in Boulder -- the sound system is truly amazing and it gave me great pleasure to play on it, and to listen to the other performers on it. You are performing an invaluable service to the community, and I wish Rock N Soul every well-deserved success -- having hosted a couple of house concerts and such I can only imagine all the effort and expense involved in opening a venue like this, and my hat is off to you for taking the plunge and doing so." - Matt

***

"Thank God for the Rock N Soul, baby." Paul S

***

CUSTOMERS Comment: Hi Sheryl, I visit the Rock N Soul Cafe from time to time. I love your cafe. LJK

***

Hey, i love what you guys are doing. Great music+ great food and beverages+ great atmosphere= amazing time. keep it up. :] Tate

***

I brought my wife and two friends to the Bill Staines concert this summer. It was absolutely wonderful. I so much appreciate your bringing him to town. What a lucky find for me. Jim

***

Sheryl, The event was such a success! Thanks so much for being a part of it all!... THANK YOU! The event was a smashing success and your dessert cups were a hit!...The food was amazing!! Thanks so much for helping make a great event even better. I will definitely refer, refer, refer! Best, ~A.

***

Thanks so much to you and Sam for providing such a welcome space to play. It feels like coming home every time I walk in the door. warmly, john

***

Dear Manager, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your place!

***

"I just LOVE your club and did send your weblink to many friends and musicians. OK, I'll be back! Your club is WONDERFUL!!!!!!"

***

"By the way, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Lynn's music and the Cafe last night! What a perfect kinda place! Not much else like it anywhere I know of this side of Chicago or San Francisco or even NYC!!" peace, wayne

***

Greetings, Sheryl, So glad to receive your email! Will pass info along & attend myself whenever I can. Love the Rock N Soul Cafe. Have told all my Boulder & thereabout folks about you. Keep up the good work & hang in there. See you soon. Thanks Bunches for BEING !!!!! B

***

Hi, Please add me to your email list. I've heard nothing but great things about Rock N Soul from my Boulder friends since ya'll opened. I'm a singer-songwriter, now in Texas but spent 15 years in Boulder & still get back there a lot.

***

Hi, I was at your venue Tuesday for Songwriters' Night and enjoyed myself immensely. You have a great room for music! I'm so glad Kevin told me about it.

***

I came to your cafe for the first time to hear Taylor Mesple, and was impressed with your lovely venue to hear live music in our community. Please add my email address to your email-ing list to receive notices of upcoming concerts.

***

Thanks, and you're doing a great job! Barbara

***

"I talked to Steve this morning and was raving about your place! The Rock 'N Soul Cafe is dynamite!!! Linda and I enjoyed our evening immensely! The entertainment was fabulous, the venue delightful, the hosts wonderful, the acoustics fantastic, the decor incredible, the play list astounding, the price right! I couldn't believe we were sitting front row center to such an amazing concert. I told Linda she was lucky she lives in Boulder so she can just pop in any time."

***

Hi! We really loved Dave Beegle!!! There were 6 of us who attended and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for having him perform and thanks for opening such a cool coffee house. Jennifer and Brett

***

AUDIENCES: "That's the best that group has ever sounded!!" (observed on more than one occasion for many of the numerous acts playing here) "That was the best show I've seen all year!" "How great to have a top quality venue where you can take your kids!" "It's certainly not boring in here!" "Where / How do you find all this great talent?" "This place is so cool!"

***

MUSICIANS: "It sounds great in here!" "It feels good in here!' "When can I play here again?" "It's so great to smell chocolate chip cookies instead of stale beer and cigarettes!" "People are actually listening to the music!" "This is the best venue I've ever played!" "God, it sounds good in here!" "Boulder has needed some place like this for a long time!" "What a great setup!!"

***

MUSICIANS and AUDIENCES: "This place has a good vibe!" "I Love The Rock N Soul Cafe!!!" "Heard you had the best pies in town!" "I love your quiche!" "Oh my gosh. This is the best sugar cookie. Can I have the recipe?" "We had fun!" "HMmmmmm, this coffee is goooood!" "I commend you for opening this place." "I'm very particular about my pecan pies. This pie is AWESOME!" "Oh my gosh, these are the best baked beans I've ever tasted!" "You should and could sell the baked beans in the grocery store!!"

***

RocknSoulCafe.com