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Arvada Press, August 18, 2005
La Dolce Vita Sweetens Olde Towne
By Steven Graham (Gramaphone)
Back in the day, Olde Town Arvada was lacking in live music beyond
metal cover bands in dingy bars and occasional jam sessions at the
The D-Note changed that, bringing in a creative range of the best
regional bands and some underground touring acts. Now the neighborhood
has a second musical draw with La Dolce Vita coffeehouse.
The café has long been hosting music on weekends, but it
is starting to draw national acts and larger names.
Emith, a California folk duo coming to La Dolce Vita on Friday,
Aug. 19, is hardly a household name but the band has some solid
Emith is songwriter Carol and guitarist Stevie Gurr. Carol is a
newcomer but sounds like a veteran, with a gloomy vocal style reminiscent
of Aimee Mann. Gurr has a longer musical resume, having toured with
Elvin Bishop and Dr. John.
Together, Emith has an interestingly dark take on the two guitars,
one singer set-up. This is not your father’s folk music. Don’t
head to the coffee shop expecting Joan Baez.
However, expect some solid songwriting and good blues-influenced
Photo: Emith, a California folk duo, is coming to La Dolce Vita
in Olde Town Arvada on Friday, Aug. 19