As Carey mentioned earlier, Jammin'Java in Vienna,VA. is a fine venue. I practically live there. It books solid local and touring folk, roots, country, and other performers and is a true, comfortable, listening room owned by two performers.

I ran into a locally situated singer-songwriter who told me that he was going to move to Ireland where people really appreciated music. He had lived in Nashville and claimed it was now fairly desolate of available venues and that many owner-operators were reluctant to pay even union minimums.

I am in the process of working to start a non-profit, the Electric Maid, which will serve mainly as a community living room and autonomous space. We are having a rough time getting community support and getting anybody to join. Please e-mail me if you are interested in assisting.