Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Breakfast at Madoka's Restaurant in Guadalajara

This is our favorite breakfast place in Guadalajara, Madoka. Good breakfast, good service and good coffee.  They are downtown, try them. Check out the espresso machine in the slide show.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fresh Fruit and Fresh Made Granola Anyone?

How about a nice fresh fruit plate for breakfast? Complete with yogurt and Donna's fantastic fresh-made granola. And of course a great cup of coffee.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Brunch with Marcie Castro

Thanks to all who came to see Marcie today. Your appreciation was noted. She will definitely return. Special thanks to Mayte and our staff who went overboard for our first buffet style brunch. It was fantastic! There was only one glitch: the idiot in charge of video managed to get almost nothing. I won't mention any names but his initials are Bob Farmer! Here's one of her songs and I'll post another clip of all of us enjoying the music.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

7 Tips to Improve Your Musical Performances

Hey open mic people! I just got this great article from Marcie who is coming next Sunday to the Roadrunner. If you are wanting to play more and improve your skills, this has some great tips for you.

7 Tips on How to Transition from Open Mics to Longer Gigs

By Chris Robley
shutterstock 93414547 300x199 7 Tips on How to Transition from Open Mics to Longer GigsFor the purposes of this article, I’m thinking of an open mic as a performance event where each person is given time to play 1-3 songs, usually maxed out at 10-15 minutes. Sometimes the list of performers is settled in advance by an MC or booker, while sometimes it’s open to the public and you’re encouraged to put your name on a list– first come, first served.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Marcie Castro Again

Here is another nice example of Marie's piano along with Robert Drake on guitar. Marcie will be here on the 17th. Check the previous post. If you have native Spanish speaking friends, bring them. Her repertoire includes many traditional, beautiful Mexican songs. For more music by Marcie, check her YouTube Channel:

G20 Summit Special at the Roadrunner Cafe in Los Barriles!!!!

Want to get away from town for a nice morning of brunch and beautiful piano music? Sunday the 17th, recording artist, pianist and vocalist Marci Castro all the way from New York City via San Jose del Cabo will be performing.  You will not want to miss her. For breakfast we will be serving a delicious Sunday buffet with all the good stuff. Plus for our Sunday special, every customer will receive a free Mamosa or substitute beverage. Marci will begin at 10AM.

No Cover Charge! This will probably be the last music event we present for the season. I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Last Open Mic for the Summer

Farewell to open mic for the season.  It was a great last evening.  Mayte made the most delicious red pepper soup and ceviche salad for dinner. The music was excellent.  Big Mike Phillips, Aussie/Yankee Mark McCord, Rio Vaughan, Ray on bass, Jennetti Spaghetti, Happy, Kay and of course Giles on sound.  Thanks to all who came.
We will be hosting brunch on Sunday the 17th and featuring Marci Castro from San Jose on piano and vocals. I'll send out the full announcement with menu and special later. This will most likely be our last music event of the year.

Here's Mark's arrangement of "House of the Rising Sun" with Rio singing, Mark and myself on guitars.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Last Open Mic

This is short notice but you have another chance to join us for live music. Wednesday the 6th tonight at the Roadrunner, dinner at 6, music at 7.  It will be a fun last evening.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Past Videos of Roadrunner Open Mic

I have uploaded several videos from our Wednesday evening open mic. Here's a popular old standard "Stand by Me" performed by Rio Vaughan vocal, Mike Phillips piano, Big Jim Gray bass fiddle and Bob Farmer on guitar. Click on this link to see a collection of other videos.