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An Evening at Casablanca Café in the Gulch


With so many musical offerings in music city a night in the gulch at Casablanca Café was a refreshing change of pace. Small intimate with the friendly and helpful Aaron making the fresh coffee and recommending the local brew that was light and crisp we settled into the intimate venue.

Jon Rongier

Four singer songwriters shared their offerings and talent in a down to earth enchanting stage. One man or woman and a  guitar, simplicity and sharing was the order of the evening.

Jonathan Roniger began the evening with original tunes that had a slightly Dylanesque feel. Jon originally from New Orleans spent 10 years in San Francisco gigging and writing songs.

Jon's songs reflected the moments of introspection and the captivating thoughts of shining moments. Only Human is one of the tunes Jon shared. Sweet honest and reminding the listener of the power of love. Jon has a website at :

Monique Maffei was up next with her compositions including a song about her Dad of seeing him grow from boyhood to a the man he becomes. Very poignant and great vocal range engaging the listener. Another song was of commitment, I do, I will, I can very powerful and positive has strong projection and writes with sensitivity and passion of purpose.

Monique grew up in southern California and raised by a musical family she has been involved since childhood. Monique's websites are: and

Stephanie Walker is originally from Iowa playing and enjoying music since childhood. Stephanie moved to Nashville to pursue the music business after graduating from college with a degree in finance. Stephanie has a bluesy country sound with songs See Ya, Where Was She, You Show Me Yours, I'll Show You Mine. Nice range and straight forward in style she has a website at:

Ashlee K from Salt Lake started her set with Pull theTrigger other songs included Sound of Love, and A Flood Song and a Vampire Song.

Ashlee has a Smokey very emotive pensive depth to her voice. She has a website at:

The smaller venue had a great glimpse into the singer songwriter evening sharing in music city.


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