High Five! from Guy Capecelatro III
Although the enigmatic singer-songwriter Guy Capecelatro III has crossed the nation seven times as a touring musician and wandering troubadour, he admits, “ I’m so very in love with where I live. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is an amazing town near the ocean that offers luscious food, great galleries, and a tremendous sense of community. I appreciate Portsmouth all the more when I return home after travelling.”
This week, Guy Capecelatro III throws up a High Five! of his favorite places to visit while on the road:
1. The San Francisco Bay Area
Really, San Francisco is a favorite of mine, because of the region’s strong connection to my friends, family, and music. I’ve been going to San Francisco for the last 25 years to play shows, visit people, and eat delicious food. I’ve performed at the legendary Bottom of the Hill’s Sunday Afternoon Barbeque and I’ve played in intimate settings, like at house shows and in a field surrounded by a bunch of kindergarteners. It was dreamy! If you head to San Fran, grab a bite to eat at Taqueria Cancun.
2. Austin, Texas
Austin is another obvious choice, but this city is not only a great place to play music, but it’s also a really livable city. There are fun swimming holes to escape from the hot Texas heat and it’s always amazing to watch 6 million bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. If you’re in Austin, check out the Shady Grove.
3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
For me, there’s something wildly romantic about this old steel town. Pittsburgh is still amazingly blue collar, while being in the midst of a great resurgence. There are museums to visit, galleries to check out, and a thriving, diverse musical scene. My friends who have moved to Pittsburgh started a reading series in James Simon’s artist space, where I’ve had the opportunity to play a few times. Oh, and the best restaurant in town is Nicky’s Thai Kitchen.
4. Montreal, Canada
Oh Canada! Dang, I love our Northern neighbor. Montreal is an amazingly modern city that has maintained an enchanting, historic atmosphere. There are great festivals, including the Jazz Fest, but you can also wander around on any given night of the week and discover a wide variety of music. I’ve been to Montreal ten times now and I’m still finding new things to see and do. My favorite restaurant here is L’ Orchidee Chine.
5. Dingle, Ireland
The Dingle Peninsula is absolutely stunning. Visitors can find gorgeous rolling green hills and incredible stonework everywhere. There are great little pubs to play in, tremendous hiking trails, and the city is a popular spot for surfers. It’s definitely a worthwhile destination! If you find yourself in Dingle, stop by Deirdra’s Café.
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This week's High Five! is brought to you by: Guy Capecelatro III with Lauren Mercury Roberts
To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!