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Guitar and coffee does have something in common!

So a lot of you know me and know that I love coffee! Years ago it was widely known that musicians and beer go well together. Not that it still doesn’t, but now coffee and musicians have a strong connection.

A lot of my musician friends are hip and drinking coffee and espresso drinks is a hip thing to do. So they do mix pretty well. Plus I really believe coffee brings out happiness in people. Probably because of the caffeine content. 🙂

I have this saying.. Set back, relax, and have a cup of coffee.  Especially on days that I’m feeling low, coffee is a great perk.

So with all that said, I love going to coffee houses and trying different drinks, espressos, and pour-over type coffee. Some of my favorites in Nashville TN area are Roast Inc. Crema, Frothy Monkey, and Just Love Coffee in Murfreesboro.

Today I visited a new coffee shop in East Nashville as a referral by one of my coffee buddies, Ian Riley. The new place is called Barista Parlor. Twila was there too, of course!

They have a really cool set up in what appears to be and old garage. The tables are made of really pretty hardwoods. The Chemistry of coffee places, Barista Parlor is a top notch place to visit, hang with friends, and buy some really darn good coffee.

Some of there offerings are as follows:

Slayer + multiple roasters + multiple brew methods handcrafted by-the-cup = Barista Parlor

Slayer Espresso
Coffee: Stumptown, Coava Coffee, Counter Culture, Madcap, Sightglass, Intelligentsia. Chocolate: Mast Bros, Olive and Sinclair, Dick Taylor, Sweeteeth, Askinosie, Taza
Breakfast Menu from Porter Road Butcher, The Bloomy Rind, Dozen Bakery, Foxy Baking.

Barista Parlor Facebook.


Here are some pictures that me and my 3 year old son took while visiting..

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Two Old Hippies

I visited Two Old Hippies today in Nashville, TN. What a treat to go into this place and set down and play some excellent guitars, and check out some hip and really cool clothing and hippy accessories. Definitely a cool place!

2OH is owned and operated by Mr. Tom Bedell, who is a super nice guy. I got to meet him in my trip to California when I was demonstrating for Takamine Guitars at the Guitar Center retreat.

So if you like acoustic guitars this is a place you will want to visit if you’re in Nashville. Not to mention all the really cool stuff in there! They have hacky sacks, and trendy clothing and the type of shirts you play gigs in. That’s what I’m talking about! They also have a stage that band play and songwriters, and even open mic for kids that play instruments!

The wall is full of guitars. Here are some brands that I saw in there that you can play and check out

What a cool chair to jam on!

english seat hippy

A neat set-up here! And one cool hip guitar case!

hippy guitar case neat decoration

This is a Batson Guitar. One of the Best Acoustic Guitars made! The Sound hole is on the side.

This allows the top to vibrate with more frequency response. I’ve played several Batson guitars

over the years and you can see me play them on youtube.


handmade acoustic guitar instrument

Lowden Guitars are also a favorite acoustic guitar of mine. I hope to own one someday.

They have a really nice woodsy, organic sound. A thin finish allows fantastic sound and unique voice.


Fancy Acoustic Guitar Stuff and handmade instruments


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