- Jean Caffeine
October 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday October 12- 7pm
Doors open at 6:15
$12 online/$15 at the door
Jean Caffeine stars in the lean, darkly humored, nostalgic one-woman (+ one guitar player) show that features stories and songs about growing up punk in San Francisco in the 1970’s.
Sadie Saturday Nite chronicles the love, joy and heartbreak of hanging out in the first wave punk scene, and playing in all-girl bands. John Kovacs joins Caffeine on guitar during the show’s run.
Caffeine said, “My initial reflection and early writing started after I took a memoir workshop with author and journalist and memoirist— Pamela Des Barres. I started writing and reflecting on my life, and shared some of my stories with a few of my musician friends and it just grew from there.” I refined my writing after I participated in writing workshops with critically acclaimed author Spike Gillespie.
Caffeine began working with fellow musician (and show creative consultant) Josh Robins, founder of another beloved Austin band, The Invincible Czars. She continued writing songs for the show, refined her storytelling and eventually created a short workshop piece that became Sadie Saturday Nite. With workshop performances at Short Fringe at FronteraFest, Hamilton Fringe Fest, The Buffalo Infringement, and Hyde Park under her belt, each show offers a new evolution in Caffeine’s storytelling and program development.
Art by Jean Caffeine
About Jean Caffeine
From drumming to all girl bands to honky tonking, Jean has lived nine totally fascinating lives. Her travels and performances have taken her from Austin, TX to Cambodia. Equally a singer/songwriter and band front person, she’s played stages and festivals all over North America and Berlin sharing stages with The Clash, Lucinda Williams, Reverend Horton Heat, El Vez, Penelope Houston, Townes Van Zant, Southern Culture on the Skids, and more. Eventually Jean moved out from behind the drum set and into Austin where she fronted Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop releasing a variety of cool records including, “Jean Caffeine’s All night Truckstop” “Knocked Down 7 Times, Got up 8, Idee Fixe and Geckos in the Elevator.” Currently Jean is working on a companion recording for Sadie Saturday Nite. Jean is also a visual artist and has exhibited in North America. She was an animator for Linklator’s ‘Waking Life’ and if you look carefully you can spot her cameo in the movie Slacker.
About John Kovach
John Kovach, is the guitarist for The Eggmen, Austin’s beloved Beatles tribute band. John played on several tracks on Jean Caffeine’s “Geckos in the Elevator” cd and is a guest on the Sadie Saturday Nite album. John has been harmonizing and backing up Jean off and on for over a decade as is accompanying her on guitar for this show.
Venue: Sunflower Theatre
Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.